How To Save Space In Your Closet
Text: Aditi Shah
Every one of us gets sentimental when in comes to our clothes – don’t worry, we’re guilty too. That pair of jeans we used to look great in and are determined to squeeze back into, or that dress from one crazy, unforgettable girls’ night out 3 years ago. As we ache to keep our memory-laden outfits forever, we can’t help but splurge on the newest trends, and as a result, our closets look forever cyclone-hit. Stuffing everything in there, with absolutely no system, is just not the answer! Here are a few painless tips and tricks to keep your closet looking ridiculously organised (and to keep you from wanting to pull your hair out every time you can’t find that specific outfit), all the time. You can thank us later.
Go through those heaps - it is time to get rid of all those ‘cute tops’ you haven’t worn in years and (let’s face it) may never fit into again. We know, if it were that easy, you would have done this by now. Sort it, bag it, give it away. Do a good deed.
Either install an extra rod under the existing one to increase hanging space in your wardrobe or swap your hangers for these multi-rod options. You can never have enough hanging space! Not only is everything easily visible and accessible, its also wrinkle - and therefore hassle – free.
Hang it (a little more).
Get as creative as you can, when it comes to your scarves, hats and belts. The best way is to use hooks, rings or towel rods that can easily be screwed onto your door and go crazy hanging them up. Remember, you want everything to always be accessible. That’s the point of this entire exercise!
Invest in different sized boxes or if you’re feeling crafty you can make them yourself and divide your drawers, making designated spaces for pyjamas, undies, workout clothes, and anything else you haven’t managed to hang up. Not only does compartmentalising make everything look a lot neater, it’ll also cut your getting-ready time by half. You will always know exactly where to look.
Do not hang your handbags, you’re only going to ruin them. Stuff them with tissue and line them neatly on a free shelf (and now that you’ve hung up majority of your stuff, you won’t have a hard time finding one). Try using cute bookends to make a little nook for each of your handbags and a place for the tissue to sit when said handbag is in use.
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