An organized person will never want to waste precious time looking for this or that thing in his wardrobe. And to make everything easy to find, each thing should have its own place. This article will help you organize your closet with clothes, which will provide recommendations on this topic.
If the closet is a mess
Often the paradox is that we pay attention to spaces like the living room or reception area, and not to those that concern us and the organization of our things in the closet. But this is the main problem in most homes. The consumerism of many of us towards clothes, shoes, bags and accessories, and at the same time the lack of storage space for it all, requires us to think about how to organize our closet with clothes. After all, sometimes there is not enough space even in a large closet. It all depends on how well things are put together.
For example, you need to get clothes from the closet that you are going to wear to work. If there is no order, then the necessary things are difficult to find. It is paradoxical that there are a lot of clothes, but there is nothing to wear: something does not fit, somewherethe shirt that was still hanging in the closet yesterday is gone, those shoes that fit the chosen suit are not in place …
As a result, instead of spending a few minutes on the collection process, easily choosing the right thing from the clothes neatly laid out on shelves and hanging on hangers, we spend precious time and a lot of nerves. And everything is to blame - the chaos in the closed space of the closet.
In order not to put things in order in the closet every month, you need to maintain it constantly. You just need to make a set of rules for yourself and stick to them. We can agree that there are transitional seasons, when we begin to replace clothes in our wardrobe with others related to the coming season. This is also a good time to review your wardrobe.
- Basic principle: whenever you update your wardrobe, making a global revision, ask yourself questions: do you need this thing, do you enjoy wearing it, will you regret if you part with this thing? Put away the clothes you won't be wearing anymore. You can give it away, and use the worn one when cleaning the house. By the way, do not forget to revise shoes and bags. Both become obsolete and unusable, just like clothes.
- Sort clothes by season. If your closet is divided into several levels, use the lower shelves for seasonal items and move the rest of your items to the highest level. Make it easy to access the clothes you use the most.
- Split yourclothes by seasons and categories: work, sports, home, evening.
- Give up the habit of stuffing crumpled or messy things into your closet. Put the item on a shelf or hang it on a coat hanger.
How to properly store clothes
Suppose there is one closet in the house, in which it is supposed to store things for all seasons. In this case, how to clean up the wardrobe, make it convenient and enjoyable to use?
Practice shows: it is convenient to store things that are not related to the current season in separate containers or in bags, putting them on the topmost shelf. Containers must have ventilation holes to allow air to enter. In a closed space, without air, even clean clothes acquire a stale smell. To organize the closet with clothes, especially for storing out-of-season items, a suitcase is suitable if it is not used constantly, but only during a vacation or business trip.
Vacuum bags have proved to be excellent. They can pack clothes depending on the season. When it's already warm, warm sweaters and so on - in a bag and, for example, on the top shelf. This is a great space saver.
Items to be stored must be washed or cleaned. Moth loves dirty clothes that have certain body odors. Outerwear should be placed in covers made of breathable material, allowing it to be ventilated. You need to put a moth remedy in the case.
How to store knitwear
Knitwear is notshould be stored on hangers so as not to stretch. They need to be folded compactly and stored on cabinet shelves. How to fold T-shirts, sweaters, jumpers in the closet that most people have in their wardrobe? There are several options for how to fold them so that they do not wrinkle. Using the method that our parents taught us, we get a folded stack in the form of a rectangle. The top of the photo shows what steps to take. This is how sweaters, jumpers and knitted sweaters are folded.
If you need to fold T-shirts compactly in a closet drawer, another method is suitable. It was invented by the Japanese Kondo Marie (on the bottom of the photo). The T-shirt is folded into a tube and stored vertically or horizontally. This method of storage allows you to easily get the right thing without touching the neighboring ones. Do not be surprised that things folded in this way will save space in the chest of drawers. This is one of the tricks of putting things in order in the wardrobe. Not everyone knows how to fold and store everything compactly, this is the problem, otherwise everyone would have perfect order in the cabinets. Expensive vintage items with beadwork are best stored in boxes.
Wrinkling things are best stored on hangers. If you hang several things on one hanger, you do not save space in the closet. It’s just that things hung from above can not be seen, and sometimes you can even forget about them. Shoulders are better to use thin. They save space. It is better if each item has its own hanger.
But if there is not much space in the closet, instead of hanging onone shirt per hanger, invest in organizers that can hold up to five pieces of clothing and only take up the space of one hanger in your closet.
Don't know how to organize your wardrobe? The life hack described below will come in handy. To create a vertical line of hangers in the closet, you can use the pull tabs from beer cans. They are needed to hook one hanger to another. An ordinary plastic chain serves this purpose.
Hangers on hangers should be perfectly smooth so that there are no hooks on things. Pay attention to the size of the clothes hanger. It must be selected according to your clothing size.
How to hang clothes
There are different hangers for every kind of clothes. For example, for things made of silk, it is better to use those with rubberized hangers. Clothes won't slip off of them. For items made of delicate fabrics, it is better to purchase special hangers for clothes with soft hangers in order to avoid hooks on the fabric about the roughness of a wooden or plastic device. Elegant dresses made of expensive fabrics, rarely used, are best stored in a case.
There are hangers with eyelets at the ends. On such it is good to hang clothes with straps, which, thanks to the loops, will not slip off. Putting things in order in the closet with clothes, you should know: in order to keep the shape of things such as a jacket and a jacket, they need to be hung on wide hangers. By the way, if you go to work in this clothes in the car, you should take special care of its appearance. Purchasea special hanger and hang your jacket / jacket on it on the road so that the thing does not look wrinkled.
Closet storage of trousers and skirts
Denim pants are not stored on the bar of a regular hanger. They are folded on the shelf.
Classic men's trousers with arrows are stored on a hanger with a rubberized clip. It is indispensable when drying trousers after washing. There are multi-tiered trousers. They are good for storing thin summer trousers. A trouser case helps to put things in order in the closet with clothes, if you use it to store a large number of scarves and ties. Clip-on hangers are best used for skirts.
Storage for scarves, ties and belts
Many people have a fairly large collection of scarves. A bulky holder can take up too much space, and the holder pictured below is able to showcase all of her husband's scarves, ties and belts at once.
Hanging all the straps on one hook is inconvenient, because you have to remove everything to find a particular strap. In addition, there is the option of storing belts in a twisted form in fabric boxes located in cabinet drawers. Thus, order is put in place, and saving space in the closet is achieved. It is possible to store accessories compactly using the inner wall of the cabinet or the inner surface of the door. To do this, you just need to attach any kind of hooks, and hang bags and ties on them.
For compact storage of accessories, you can use the surface of the door or the back of the cabinet. For example, attach tothem hooks for light summer bags. If we are talking about leather, suede and generally expensive bags, it is better to store them on the shelves of the closet in bags or special boxes that fit the size. In the packaging, the bags do not deform and do not gather dust.
Develop a smart storage strategy for your shoes. It is recommended to place shoes that are in use in this season on the bottom shelf, where they will be most accessible. Out-of-season shoes are usually stored in containers or boxes. It is better if it is signed, so that without taking the box off the shelf, you can know what is in it. It will be original if a photograph of a pair of shoes is glued to its end.
Recently, transparent containers have become part of the storage practice. If you want to showcase your shoes, you can use them. Without packaging, shoes will gather dust. Hanging pouches are great for storing summer couples. They are shown in the photo below.
How to fold socks and underwear
Things such as underwear, socks, stockings, stockings and tights are not put on the shelves. Socks and stockings are items of clothing worn by all family members. However, not everyone knows how to store them compactly. Two socks or socks are twisted and both are covered with an elastic band of one of them. Do not store them in plastic bags. The best place for underwear, socks, stockings, tights will be drawers with wardrobe trunks. They should be made from breathable materials, not plastic. Pantyhose can be placed insmall paper bags.
Bed linen storage
The wardrobe should also have space for bedding. How to compactly fold clothes in the closet? Among life hacks there is a great idea. It lies in the fact that the set of underwear must be initially formed together. The sheet and duvet cover are folded into a pillowcase. To change your bed linen, all you need to do is take out this neatly folded bag that doesn't take up much space in your closet.
And towels are best stored rolled up and placed either in one of the cabinet drawers or in a specially purchased container. It is very easy to take out a towel folded in this way. Everything is convenient and everything is visible. Better than a pile on a closet shelf.
New items in modern storage include all kinds of devices that help in placing even more clothes, bags, shoes and other accessories. There is a so-called coffer. These are additional drawstring shelves for your closet. The wardrobe trunk is attached to the pipe for hangers. There are multifunctional hangers, there are organizers for shoes. For example, women have a lot of shoes, but they need to be stored somewhere. This is the lifesaver.
There are round containers that can hold hats. Especially summer wide-brimmed, which need a special "house" in the winter. True, you can make a common "communal apartment" for several hats by "settling" them in one round box.
Now you know how to fold clothes in your closet. Any problem can be solved. The main thing is not to shelve the solution option.