Organizing Your Wardrobe

by Nilsa Cleland
(last updated April 16, 2015)

Figuring out what to wear for your day's activities can become effortless when you know what you have in your closets. An overly stuffed closet can obstruct the view of clothing forcing you to reach for clothing pieces you use frequently. Keeping an organized wardrobe will keep your fashion style refreshed.

  • Time is detrimental to handling your wardrobe organization chore. Block off a couple of hours so you can devote your undivided attention to your task. In addition to setting time aside for organizing your wardrobe, set aside a large area that will provide you the legroom to work.
  • Bring plastic bags or boxes with you to your room. Placing out dated clothes or clothes you no longer want to use due to an incorrect fit or style can easily be placed inside the plastic bags or boxes.
  • A pair of scissors can come in handy when you cut off buttons or clothing sections you like from old clothing pieces to other clothing pieces you want to alter. Think carefully of the buttons and clothing sections you have set aside. Will you truly use these items? If you are leaning more towards no, then do not hesitate, discard the complete clothing article into your donation or throw away bag or box.
  • When deciding on which clothes to keep or discard, think about clothing accessories such as sweaters, vests, scarves, or jewelry accessories that you currently have that will update your clothing. Classic apparel can be converted into a trendy fashion piece with a stylish accessory piece or jewelry.
  • If you have more than one clothing closet, separate your clothes by categories. One closet can be used for everyday casual clothes and the other closet can be used for business or special occasion clothing. Place your casual shoes inside the closet you have set aside for your casual clothing. Do the same for your business or special occasion clothes closet. Setting both clothes and shoes together can help make it simpler to make dress decisions.
  • Should you live in an area that has more than one season, separate your clothing by time of year. One closet can be used to hold bulkier fall and winter clothing while the other closet holds spring and summer time clothes. Think about the amount of clothing you have for each season. This will assist you in knowing which closet will work best for your clothing.
  • While organizing your wardrobe, you may find clothes you will not use due to an incorrect fit or the clothes are simply out of style. Take this opportunity to donate your clothes to your favorite charity.

In the end, keeping your wardrobe organized can prove to be economical. You either take your clothes to a consignment store for re-sell while saving room in your closet for an updated look. Either way, it will be a win-win situation for you to organize your wardrobe.

Author Bio

Nilsa Cleland

Nilsa is currently working on her first novel. She is author of numerous newspaper and magazine articles, and poems of which one has been published in a book of poetry. She and her husband reside in the foothills of one of Colorado's most beautiful mountains. ...


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