4 easy ways to make your wardrobe happy + a peek into mine

I have two words for you today my friends…

wardrobe maintenance

I shall just give you a moment to absorb them.

*kicks back with a jaffa cake*

I know what you’re thinking now, you’re thinking ‘Hang on there a cotton pickin’ minute, wardrobe maintenance? What are we talking here? Am I going to need a dipstick?’

No, you do not. We’re going under the metaphorical bonnet, but there are no fluids involved, not at this stage in our relationship at least. I’m talking about organising your wardrobe to keep your clothes looking nice, save you time in the morning and generally make you feel like the kind of grown up who always knows where their shoes are. This is not only good for your clothes but makes you feel good about yourself too. Check out this article from Betta Living for more about why a good wardrobe mainentance routine is important.

First off though, before I share my wardrobe words of wisdom, I’m going to give you a peek into mine:

wardrobe organisation

My wardrobe is a work in progress organisationally, so there is plenty to learn from it:

Time for a stock take

Each item is on its own hanger so I can see what it is, and things are nicely spaced out so they don’t get all crinkled. This is important, so if you find you just don’t have enough room then perhaps it’s time to visit the hospice shop with some bin bags. You can probably dump anything that:

  • You haven’t worn in the last year
  • You have only ever worn once
  • Makes your children raise their eyebrows and refuse to leave the house with you
  • You literally cannot squeeze your Kim Kardashian style bottom into

Maximise space

I have some hanging compartments for shoes and bags to maximise the space, which is a good start, and I use the floor and shelf space. If you’re not careful you can end up with a lot of wasted space in a wardrobe – try taking a picture and identifying the blank spaces. How could you fill these? Could you add some shelving or storage boxes?

wardrobe organisation

Image – Pinterest

Get your pants in order

All of my underwear is mixed up in a random washing basket. This started about four years ago when I moved to a house where I had a bedroom in the attic and couldn’t get any big furniture up the stairs and I haven’t quite got round to doing anything about it. This is not a stylish storage solution.

Make a rainbow

None of my clothes are in a proper order; skirts and dresses of all colours are all mixed up with all of the things that are too small for me but I can’t bring myself to throw away. Far more sensible a way to organise things would be by garment type – tops together, bottoms together – or, more fun, by colour. You could even think about grouping items into ready made outfits to really save time and thought in the morning.

rainbow wardrobeImage – Pinterest

So there you have it, everything you need for a happy and healthy wardrobe. One final tip though, from Twitter, just in case all else fails…

 Do you have a super-organised wardrobe or is a more of a closet of shame? What top wardrobe maintenance tips can you share?

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  1. 21 January, 2015 / 12:58 am

    Paul is always trying to get me to organise my side of the wardrobe, i wonder whether it’s reflective of our inner personality – his side super neat and organised – my side completely messy with shoes upon shoes stacked in a pile. lol x

  2. 21 January, 2015 / 12:01 pm

    My first big problem with my wardrobe is that it is so ugly! We moved into our house four years ago and have fitted wardrobes I hate but we can’t afford to replace them. Inside is as well organised as possible – I am a bit obsessive about that! I have some great hanging things for my shoes, everything is organised by type of item and then colour. My second big problem is that I need someone to give me loads of money so I can buy lots of new clothes! Hubby’s wardrobe is a different matter though – shut the door is the best advice for him! That made me laugh out loud.

  3. 21 January, 2015 / 12:16 pm

    I am obsessive about my wardrobe, because if it’s not organised I can end up unable to get up in the morning because of the stress of deciding what to wear (yes, I am very neurotic). Btw I’m loving that you have a Stitch cuddly toy in the top of yours.

  4. 21 January, 2015 / 3:49 pm

    I have major issues with my wardrobe at the moment! I have to share a tiny wardrobe with the husband and we have a huge lack of storage space. He suggested I get rid of some clothes (D’uh) so we’ve come to a compromise – buying a new wardrobe. To be honest, I could do with a walk-in one. *sighs*

  5. 22 January, 2015 / 3:15 pm

    This is something I have been meaning to do for ages – there are so many things I know I don’t wear and boxes of crap. Really need to get on top of my wardrobe as I know it would make mornings easier. Great tips!!

    Laura x

  6. 17 August, 2017 / 4:05 am

    Every girls problem. Even with my wife. I will show this blog to her.

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