When it comes to organization, you already know I’m your gal! My wardrobe specifically has a special system so that I always know where to look and find my favourite pieces. Having organization within your closet and drawers really helps to save time and prevent stress. If you already don’t know what to wear in the morning and then you have to search through numerous piles of unfolded and disorganized clothing your stress levels are sure to increase! Hopefully the way that I organize my wardrobe will help you figure out yours.
I have an open closet concept in my bedroom so organization is that much more important because everything can be seen whenever someone walks in the door. I have three separate hanging racks, two short and one tall, so I organize my clothing according to their LENGTH. Obviously the tall pieces go on the longer rack so that they don’t bunch up and wrinkle and the blouses, sweaters, and folded trousers go on the shorter racks. In addition to length I also organize my clothing by COLOUR. As you can see in the photos I pair all of the similar colours together (brown, grey, whites, red, green, black) all while keeping in mind their lengths.
The dresser organization is where it gets a little tricky because my clothing is out of view and often gets messy. I organize the clothing that can be folded by STYLE and in cube compartments from IKEA. Each separate box contains either short sleeved shirts, long sleeved shirts, tank tops, or pull-overs and hoodies. My tip for keeping your drawers clean would be to FOLD your items every time you put them back in. It seems like an obvious action but you don’t know how many times I’ve told myself I’ll “fold them later” and never actually end up doing it! Reminding yourself to fold your clothing right away will be worth it in the long run.
I have a lot of shoes that require organizing so I have 3 different locations that I keep them in. I have a shoe rack and hanging shoe holder in my bedroom and one large shoe shelf at the entrance of my house. The shoe rack in my bedroom is categorized by STYLE and COLOUR. As you can see in the photos I keep all of my high heels in my bedroom (so that they stay in pristine condition) as well as the boots, sandals, and sneakers that I wear the most. The rest of my shoes (that I can’t seem to get rid of) are in my “remote” shoe shelf. Keeping my shoes organized like this makes it easy for me to choose and try on outfits in the comfort of my bedroom.
Scarves probably make up 80% of my accessories so they have three spots in my bedroom. My silk scarves are placed in the bottom box of my hanging shoe holder and also in my decorative glass container on top of my dresser. Bigger knit scarves are placed in the drawer beneath my bed because they just don’t look the best on display! Purses as you can see in the photos are placed on my floating shelves for easy access. I currently only have one belt so it gets rolled up and placed on display on my dresser. I would say that I keep my most used items on DISPLAY so that they’re easy to access and the rest in hiding.
How do you organize your closet? Let me know in the comments below if you have any suggestions and tips for wardrobe organization!