Keeping your closet in order is often more time-consuming than cleaning your apartment. How is it that you can spend more than an hour in an ordinary closet arranging and tidying up clothes? The thing is that we store our clothes the old-fashioned way, without sorting and too “ramming” piles of things. That’s why after the first pulling out the right clothes the general order is broken and all the things form a pile.
To avoid this, and so that an open closet does not cause bouts of dejection, it is necessary once competently organize the space for storing things, and then periodically only maintain the established order.
So, where to start?
- Get rid of the excess. Get absolutely everything out of the closet. Wipe dust off the shelves and drawers and put the clothes that have been revised into a clean space. Revise absolutely all things. Clothes that you have not worn for more than a year, worn or with defects, courageously put aside. Without regret, throw it away or give it to people who can use it.
- Sort things not by color, but by type of material. Pictures in fashion magazines look very stylish on shelves with things neatly stacked in the same color scheme. In practice, however, it turns out that clothes of the same shade is not very reasonable to keep in one pile: You can’t stack a strict shirt as well as a T-shirt or a knit sweater, and it’s not very wise to keep a denim skirt in the same stack as jeans. Therefore, hang all shirts and blouses on hangers on a horizontal bar, keep knitted things in a folded state on a shelf, so they do not stretch and do not nail the dust, and everyday socks and sweaters stack in one pile.
- Look for the “top” at the top and the “bottom” at the bottom. So you don’t have to “rummage” through your closet for a long time looking for the right thing, Logically divide the storage of things. Put clothes for the upper body (T-shirts, sweaters, sweaters, T-shirts) on the upper shelves, things for the “bottom” (jeans, pants, skirts) on the lower shelves or hang them on the lower bars.
- Use the little “helpers” of clothing storage. A lot of devices for sorting and storing different kinds of clothes and accessories have already appeared to the delight of fashionistas and fashionistas. And they do not always have to buy them in stores, it is quite realistic to make them and at home. For example, Laundry storage organizer by category can be created in an ordinary drawer with cardboard dividers, and scarves, shawls and stoles can be “fastened” with clothespins or hung on hooks on ordinary hangers.
How do you arrange things in a closet?
It would be wrong to urge you to exclusively one way of folding things here everyone chooses the option that is convenient to him. However, it is worth telling about the most popular forms of storing things: in stacks (horizontal storage) and in tubes (vertical storage).
Both the first and second methods have both advantages and disadvantages. For example, tube-folded shirts, socks, or underwear are always easier and faster to pull out of the drawer without hitting the “rolls of stuff” standing next to them. At the same time, an item folded in this way may, depending on the material, get wrinkled and need ironing.
Things in stacks are less crumpled, but it is difficult to pull them out without destroying the integrity of the entire stack. And it takes a little longer to fold them the way store clerks do:
- First you have to put the clothes on the surface and straighten them out, button all the buttons, if there are any;
- fold the sleeves so that they are parallel to the back and the thing in this state forms a rectangle;
- fold the sides of the thing inward so that they are equal in size;
- and now visually divide this “rectangle” into three pieces and twist them together a couple of times until the front of the sweater or collar, if it’s a shirt, remains on the surface.
Folding Life Hacks.
- When planning to buy another piece of clothing, make room for it in your closet. That means, before you do that, look for an item that you no longer need or do not fit, and quietly remove it from the closet forever. That way you’ll avoid clutter.
- About once a month, air your closet and dust it. This prevents things from getting an unpleasant odor of mustiness and dusty buildup.
- Do a seasonal revision of your closet. With the arrival of the cold season, tidy up and put away the lightweight summer clothes and shoes on the far shelves. Conversely, wash and clean warm items and accessories as the weather gets warmer, and stash them away until the next cold weather arrives.