Organisation Tricks for People With Too Many Clothes

Is your wardrobe literally filled to bursting? If so, it might be worth taking a moment to get on top of the problem. When you’re done, you’ll have an easier time finding the items you actually want to wear. You’ll be less stressed, too, and you might have contributed significantly to your local charity of choice (or to your own bank balance).

Organisation Tricks for People With Too Many Clothes

Have a big clearout

Decluttering is always a worthwhile activity. The principle behind it isn’t difficult to get your head around. You’ll go through all of the items in your wardrobe, and dispense with the ones you no longer want to keep. Go from one side of your wardrobe to the other, taking everything out and sorting it into three piles: sell, throw out, and keep. If you want to be precise about it, and you know it’s worth distinguishing between the quality items and the junk, then you might divide the sell pile into ‘sell’ and ‘donate’. In some cases, your local charity shop might not know how much a given item is worth – so it might be better to try to sell it yourself and make a donation.

Storage solutions

When we think about making changes to our wardrobe, we rarely mean it in the literal sense. While the contents of our wardrobe might change, the furniture itself might remain fixed and static. But the truth is that you can make your home better organised and better looking by installing the right wardrobe. Get something bespoke that matches your room. A walk-in wardrobe might make a sensible option.

Get better drawers or shelves and Consider vacuum-seal storage bags. Suck the air out of the bag, firmly tie it and voila, you've maximised available space. You can find things quickly by labelling everything. Finally make use of wall space for storing jewellery and accessories. Consider using hooks,spice racks and pegboards for all your accessories and small clothing items.

Organise your wardrobe

Once you’ve got the wardrobe you need, and you have all the clothes you’re going to keep, you can start thinking about how you’ll be sorting it. You might do this by category, by colour, or by season. Splitting everything by colour makes sense, as you’ll always be able to find the item you’re really looking for in a matter of moments.

Separate the seasons

If you have too many clothes still, then you might vacuum-pack the stuff you aren’t going to be wearing for a few months, and put it up in the loft.

Look after your expensive items

If youv’e spent a fortune on something fancy, you will want to ensure that you take proper care of it. For instance keep designer bags in their dust bags, this will prevent the inside from deforming.

Invest in the right equipment

You’ve already got hold of a quality wardrobe – but the hangers themselves might make a big difference. Go for rugged ones with rounded corners: that way you can be fairly sure that they aren’t going to break after repeated use. Also wired hangers can misshape your clothes, so it’s best to avoid these ones. Any drawers can be divided up using little boxes, or with a grid of cardboard spacers.

Protect your clothes

One of the pleasures of finally declutteting your wardrobe is that you can actually cherish and protect your clothes. Before adding all your clothes back in after the clear out. You should clean the entire wardrobe, and add some moth protection for example cedar bales to protect your clothing.
Ensure you don’t let your wardrobe get out of hand again. Follow the previous steps to prevent this happening again.

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Silvia Kabaivanova

As the founder of Be Global Fashion Network and several other fashion websites, Silvia has been working for more than 20 years covering fashion industry trends and news. With a passion for the fashion business, she focuses on sustainable fashion and innovations, custom fashion and print on demand services. Silvia is a Chairman of Bulgarian Fashion Association. You can reach her at

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