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So you’ve got an ocean of clothes in your wardrobe, and you really have no clue as to what’s kept where? You’re not alone! In fact, you’ve probably already realized that you need to work on organizing your wardrobe to be able to locate your stuff better.

A neat, well-organized wardrobe means your clothes, accessories, footwear, bags, shoes, and so on are sorted in a way that you can find them easily, which will save you time and energy on hectic mornings.

However, the task of sorting the wardrobe can be overwhelming to most. Fortunately, we have a few tips mentioned below that can not only help you get an orderly closet, but also enable you to keep your clothes well maintained.

1. Closet Purge

Most of us keep accumulating clutter in our closets mainly because we have a tough time getting rid of our old things. In fact, people develop an attachment with their stuff and find it hard to part with them. It may not be easy, but disposing off or donating old clothes is necessary if you want to make more room in your closet.

It is suggested that you discard or donate anything that you haven’t worn in the last one year, and anything that doesn’t fit you anymore. To be able to judge better, ask yourself if you’d buy that particular item today, or if it has a sentimental value that’s worth holding on to.

2. Assess Your Space

If you do this well, you can rest assured that you’re going to have ample space to store your things with ease. That’s because once you’ve figured out how much space you have, you can decide on how you can organize your wardrobe in a way that works for you.

Be careful, however, that you do not move the clutter out of your wardrobe, only to turn another room into a dumping ground for it. Remember, every space is vital and we want to use it optimally.

Once you have clarity over how much space you can work with, you will be able to figure out what item should be put where. This knowledge should help you make the most of your hangers, shelves, drawers, and the rest of the storage space.

3. Start Organizing

Wondering how you’re going to get all your wardrobe items organized? We can give you a few ideas:

> Tops and Sweaters

If you have a lot of tops, consider hanging them on sturdy slim-line hangers. Doing so will help you pick out the perfect one every day.

When it comes to sweaters, avoid hanging them (especially the heavy ones) or they may lose their shape. Simply fold them and place them in your wardrobe according to their color. You can change their place as per the season. Place cedar blocks in your cupboard to prevent moths and bugs from getting into your cashmere/wool. Replace them every six months for best results.

> Jeans

You can organize your jeans by their brand, cut, color, or size. Most people prefer to arrange them by color i.e. dark to light denim (You can see them arranged that way in stores). If you plan to hang your jeans, do so by the hem.

> Skirts, Shorts and Pants

When it comes to storing skirts and shorts, you will do well to hang them using clips. Do fold in the sides so that the outside of the garment isn’t marked by the clips. Also, make sure to invest in a few strong pant hangers to store your pants. This way everything will look uniform on the hanger and you get a clean side profile in your wardrobe.

> Dresses

A lot of people make the mistake of hanging their dresses by length. Try hanging them by length instead to be able to see them better. Here’s a bonus tip: Make sure that you never leave your dresses in the dry-cleaning or the plastic garment bag as the chemicals from these bags can ruin the fibers of your clothes and damage them.

> Lingerie

It is best to organize your delicates by their color, size and type. Also, store them so that you can rotate them without wearing the same few all the time. For best results, line your lingerie drawers with silk and then store your underwear so that they stay in good shape. You also have the option of hanging your bras on satin hangers when storing them.

> Scarves and Bags

Fold your scarves and store them in piles by color and fabric. Simply pull one out when you need to without disturbing the arrangement.

Get your handbags out of their dust bags in order to see exactly what you have and use according to the occasion. Typically, they will not get damaged if you make sure that they’re kept clean.

> Shoes

Got too many shoes and limited storage space? Make it easy to see your shoes by storing them smartly. Place them to go right-shoe toe out and left-shoe heel out. This way you will also be able to make the most of the space available.

> Jewelry

Unless you have a multipurpose hanger that lets you store your jewelry systematically, make use of the built-in drawer in your closet. You can use drawer dividers to further categorize your jewelry items. This is a great way to see what you have and pick an item out easily when you need it.


Whether you like it or not, organizing your wardrobe is a must if you want to store your personal belongings in an orderly fashion. Doing so will help you with their upkeep as well. You don’t want to ruin your expensive purchases just because you did not store them properly. Get rid of the clutter, evaluate the available space and take stock of your items, and soon you will be able to see a positive difference in the way you dress. Put the above tips into practice and watch how effectively the face of your wardrobe transforms for the better.

Author's Bio: 

Korie Cantor is a blogger and writer who blogs about fashion and lifestyle. She possesses a great sense of style. Being a fashionista, she loves to share her thoughts about fashion and it's latest trends.