You do it; we do it. Everyone does it. And there’s no shame in admitting it, either. After all, if you can’t shove and hide all your excess clutter in your bedroom closet, then where else can you do it?
Actually, there is a better way to live. Imagine having an organised space that will save you hours in searching for the perfect top or dress (especially when you’re in a rush!) Picking out your day’s outfit will be so much less stressful when you know where everything is. And, duplicate purchases will be a thing of the past, because everything you own will be right in front of you – in plain view.
Are you convinced yet? There’s no time like the present. Go on - it’s time to declutter your wardrobe. Maybe you’ll even find that Billy J dress you’ve been searching for.
Benefits of an organised closet
Not only does an organised closet make it easier to find anything you need in an instant and can save you money, but many believe it offers mental health benefits. Take Marie Kondo, for example. Everyone’s favourite decluttering expert lives by the philosophy that simplifying and organising are the key to a serene environment. By tidying your closet, it serves to promote peace and mindfulness, and encourages you to live in the present rather than in the past.
If your life needs more finesse and less stress, get started by applying our 6 hacks for organising your closet.
DIY closet organiser ideas
Remove absolutely everything from your wardrobe, including hangers and baskets, as well as lone accessories like belts. Then, dust the shelving and hanging rods. After that, vacuum or sweep the floor. Finally, wipe down all the surfaces. A blank space is exactly what you need to begin visualising your new wardrobe.
First thing’s first: separate your clothes into categories, like pants, party dresses, tops, etc. Then, pick a category and sort through each item. When your clothes are grouped together like this, it makes it easier to get rid of the things you don’t want or have too much of. As you sift through your clothes, commit to keeping only the items you really love or wear often. We know, we know: you can never have too many white tees, but if you could do with one less, toss it in a separate pile for donation. Your soul will thank you.
While this might sound obvious, it’s an easily overlooked aspect of organising your closet. With your closet looking empty and spacious, visualise the best place to store each item. For example, you might want to fold and stack jumpers on a shelf and hang your pants and evening tops. If you’re not a visual creature, you might need to play around with the space using just a few items from each category until you’re satisfied with where you want everything to go.
Your cable knits make perfect stacking on your shelves because they’re thick and sturdy. This means they won’t crinkle, slide off or lose their shape when you pile them on top of the other (folded neatly, of course)
Instead of stacking, tightly roll up your cotton t-shirts, leggings, pyjamas and workout clothes. Not only is this a space saver when done correctly but these neat little tubes make your drawers look much neater.
Your most worn items of clothing (such as your work clothes and favourite pair of jeans) should be at the front and middle sections of your closet. That way, you can make an easy snatch and grab each morning without thinking too much about what you need to wear. This means your evening dresses and out-of-season styles should be pushed to the back of the closet.
Other clever tips
- Give your closet a streamlined look by using matching hangers
- Hang your longest items to the right, and your shortest items to the left
- Hang your scarves on a hanger
Update your wardrobe with Billy J
Now that you’ve sorted out your wardrobe, maintaining it will be half the battle. We’re not saying you’ll never need to rearrange it again, but each time you introduce a new item into your closet you’ll know exactly where to put it – and where to go when you want to wear it.
Is your wardrobe missing an essential piece? At Billy J Boutique, we’ve got you covered. We have a range of dresses, knitwear, pants and more to complete your look. Shop online and enjoy free express shipping across Australia and New Zealand for orders over $100.