Home tips: 10 smart hacks to organise your walk-in wardrobe
Organising your wardrobe will help you live better! After all, you start the day there getting ready to face the world. Having a neat wardrobe will give you a clearer idea of what you actually own and want to wear or use.
Here are some clever organisation hacks and ideas that will help you maximise storage space and have everything in clear sight and easy reach.
1. Display jewellery by hanging them on pegboards
If you own lots of costume jewellery such as necklaces and earrings, hang them on a pegboard with S-hooks. That way, you can see everything at a glance so it's easier to plan outfits, plus the method keeps them tangle-free.
2. Use multi-purpose hangers for scarves, belts and even tops
Expanded hangers, such as one with rows of cascading loops, are perfect for sorting out items like scarves and belts. You can also use these hangers for soft tops that don't crease easily, like t-shirts or tank tops.
3. Book ends or shelf dividers can anchor items on shelves
To keep slouchy bags or clothing stacks from collapsing or spilling over, keep items in place with book ends or shelf dividers.
If you keep your shoes in your walk-in wardrobe, small cubbyholes are a neat way to keep them from being strewn all over the floor. Cardboard wine boxes that wine shops would usually throw out are a budget alternative.
5. Organise outfits by day
Plan what you are wearing for the week and keep them sorted according to day using dividers. If that requires more hanging closet space than you have, try hanging just the next day's outfit on the inside of the closet door (add a nail or hook for this purpose). It saves you grief when you're short on time in the morning.
6. Pull-out shelves allow you to reach deeper
Consider pull-out shelves and sliding racks (that you can drape pants, long skirts and even dresses over). These increase visibility and you can reach the inside of the closet with hardly any effort.
8. Use soda can tabs or chains and S-hooks to double hanging space
Expand storage by claiming all possible vertical space. The tabs off the tops of soda cans are an economical and ingenious way of doing this. Simply loop them onto a hanger and you can use the second ring of the tab for another hanger. A S-hook and chain system also works similar wonders.
Lastly, always have the items you use most often at eye level and within the easiest reach. Stuff that you don't often use, such as winter clothing that get an airing only when you travel, can go to higer spots that you can't normally reach without a stool.