What spring means for the wardrobe

Spring is here. The plants know it and – hopefully – you can feel it. It’s time to think about sorting your wardrobe to make the most of limited space, particularly as we change seasons.

Your clothes deserve to be seen easily, and they need to be able to breathe and not get crushed and left to fall onto the ground. It’s so annoying when you get something out from the wardrobe and you need to press it again before you wear it.

Here are a few ideas to help make your clothes more accessible within your wardrobe space.

Change your ways
Let’s work on the season. We’re heading into spring, so it’s time to move most of your autumn/winter to the back of the wardrobe, or if you are lucky enough to have a spare room, then I would move all these wintery pieces into the wardrobe of the spare room.

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If you don’t have the luxury of a spare room, then I suggest storing your clothes in vacuum sealed storage bags and then placing them into a suitcase. This will protect your clothes from dampness and also moths. The suitcase can then safely be stored in the garage until you need to change out your wardrobe again. You will find that by doing this, you will have a lot more space to work with.

Care for your clothes
Now that we have made some space in the wardrobe, it might be time to invest in some of these non-slip hangers that will help to prevent your clothes from slipping off and falling to the bottom of the wardrobe. Instead of hanging your knitwear and tees you may like to consider using a fabric storage unit for these pieces, even for your shoes. They don’t take up too much space, but they have the capacity to hold many pieces, and they also give you great visibility.

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Storage spaces
Most of us have enough drawers for things like our underwear, pyjamas and hosiery, but you may like to consider some wicker baskets for extras such as summery scarves and belts, or even your shoes. These storage baskets are easy to get into, and because they have lids, you can easily stack them.

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Priority pieces
When it comes to hanging your clothes, I suggest that your favourite pieces are given priority hanging space at the start of the wardrobe. Organising your closet will take some time and much thought, but once it’s done, you will be set for a whole season. It will make such a difference to the way you approach your selection each day, as everything that you own will be clearly visible to you. Just the fact that you will be able to make quicker and easier decisions each morning is a strong motivator for an overhaul of your wardrobe space!

Are you good at clearing out and sorting your wardrobe when the seasons change? Do you have a good system? Why not share your thoughts and tips in the comments section below?

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