Did you know it is possible to have fun getting dressed in the morning? Yes, turns out, it doesn’t have to feel overwhelming or like a chore.
One of the best ways to achieve that pleasant experience, in my opinion as a person who pores through home organisation videos on TikTok and reads and writes about the topic regularly, is to declutter your wardrobe so that everything inside is easy to see and reach.
Personally, I’ve aimed to make my wardrobe look like a boutique shop with the help of wooden hangars, a few centimetres of space in between each hangar and my pants and denim neatly folded.
But while that’s fairly obvious, how do you go about actually decluttering and organising? Ahead, Bridget Johns, founder of online declutter coaching and life organisation business Be Simply Free, shares some of her tips.
Sort and Simplify
When you have less stuff, you have more space, says Johns.
“Start by sorting through all your clothes and accessories,” Johns says. “Get honest with yourself and let go of anything that no longer fits or you don’t feel amazing wearing. And don’t overcrowd – resist the urge to cram too many clothes into your closet. Overcrowding can make it difficult to find what you need.”
“By hanging all of your clothes, except underwear, PJs and workout clothes, you can see, at a glance, all your options,” she says.
Use Matching Hangers
“Switch out all your mismatched hangers for matching ones. This creates a cohesive look and makes your closet appear more streamlined. For extra space saving, use slimline hangers.”
Group by Category
“Group your clothes by category, such as shirts, pants, dresses, and jackets. This will help you find what you need quickly and easily and shows you when you have too many jeans.”
Use the Back of Doors
“Add hooks inside wardrobes doors to hang your bags, hats, necklaces, scarves, and belts so you can see them when you are picking clothes.”
Create Extra Hanging Space
“Install an additional hanging rod to double the hanging space in your closet,” she says.
Invest in Shoe Storage
“Use shoe racks, shoe boxes at the bottom of your wardrobe to keep shoes organised and out of the way,” Johns says.
Display Your Sentimental Items
“I hang my grandmother’s clip-on earrings and brooches on my coat hUnsplangers so I see them every day,” she says.