You don’t need to spend a fortune calling in the pros, or paying an exorbitant amount for storage space solutions – just to gain some control over your closet. Your “working custom wardrobes Sydney” can be an organized and efficient space, with a few fast tweaks and a bit of ongoing effort specially designed on how you dress and how it works for you.
What-am-I-going-to-wear closet, full of items that fit, are in good shape and make you look your best is what a “working wardrobe” is practical for day-to-day work.
Step 1. Collect.
You won’t be able to properly attack the closet mess until you have all parties present and accounted for. Make an effort to find those items that you’ve been missing for a while. Gather all the laundry (and accessories) so that everything is in one place and ready for the next step. You can coordinate this effort in a bedroom; utilize the bed or floor as an excellent workspace.
Step 2. Purge.
Getting rid of clothing can be the tough part for many. Start by making a space for “keep” and space for “donate/toss”. Look at each item of clothing with a critical eye. Assess when you wore it last and how it felt to wear it. Items that do not fit, are just plain ugly, or in some other way unusable are ready to be donated. Included in this category are items that fall into the “Regret buying it, never wore it, and now can’t bring me to throw it out” arena. We’re all guilty here… this is a good time to face the truth: donate it!
Alternatively, sometimes an article of clothing can have sentimental value that makes it impossible to part with it – even when it will never be a part of your working custom built-in wardrobes again. For these, create a third space called “relocate”. These items can be put into garment bags or bins and moved to another part of your living space, safe but out of your way.
If you take the time to analyze your relationship with each item, you’ll be able to move past letting unwanted garments clog up your closet, revealing your actual choices.
Step 3. Display.
One of the most important things to remember when creating your working wardrobe is “If you can’t see it, you won’t wear it..” and the best way to see your clothing is to hang your clothing. Forget drawers full of shirts and pants or stacks of garments on shelves. Everything that can be hung, should be hung. You’ll be able to see each item clearly, and you’ll have the added bonus of gaining a ton of space. Exceptions to the hanging rule are heavy sweaters and similar items that can be damaged when hung in the affordable built-in wardrobes Sydney. Start getting most (if not all) of your garments on hangers, and you’ll start to see a real wardrobe emerging.
Step 4. Divide & Conquer.
Here’s where the crucial organization happens for those hanging garments. First, sort hung items into three very broad groups: bottoms, tops, and dresses. Next, employ a straightforward technique that answers the question “what am I going to wear” every time: sort items within the groups by color, and then by length.
Lastly, shoes, handbags and other accessories can be moved into positions that coincide with the color scheme.
Step 5. Maintain!
If you’re determined to avoid having all of your hard work wasted in a single week, maintenance is key. Continue to purge as needed, and always be hanging those garments. For extra-busy schedules: choose a weekly maintenance time of 30 minutes or so to keep your custom wardrobes Sydney in shape.