With the stresses of day to day life, the last thing that you want to do is tidy up your wardrobe space…we know! However, having an organised space is very beneficial to your mental health. Research by Keith has suggested that those who kept their homes clean and organised were more likely to be healthier and active compared to those who didn’t. In addition, Saxbi and Repetti (2010) found that people who described their environment as ‘cluttered’ were more likely to be depressed and fatigued than those who described their homes as ‘organised’ and ‘restful’. So it is clear that there are health benefits to having an organised space but how do you even start your wardrobe organisation? Check out our tips below to living a de-cluttered life!
At RYL, organisation is incredibly important to us, every item has a home. The first step to stating your wardrobe organisation journey is to decide on the type of look you want to go for…do you want seasonal items on display only? Bags on show? What are your go to items? By going through this process, you are able to pack away items you would rather not use currently and put them into storage e.g., seasonal clothes.
Have a look at 2 ways of organising your wardrobe in the image above!
The next process it a little difficult…it’s time to do a clothes culling! Our philosophy is that if you didn’t wear it last season, it is unlikely you will wear it again. However, this doesn’t apply to those all important sentimental items that you want to keep! Instead, showcase those special memories so you can constantly look at them. De-cluttering your wardrobe will let you see the space that you have to work with and the items that you need to fit in the space.
Moving forward, it’s time to create some categories. It doesn’t matter how crazy or unique they are, your wardrobe is supposed to reflect you so no category is unnecessary! Take some time to order your clothes, bags, shoes and other random wardrobe items and place them into specific categories. This process is really important for making the next process a lot easier!
Finally, it’s time to re-energise your wardrobe space. Make use of rail space that you have, don’t be afraid to add in shelves or more rails so that you aren’t cluttering each section. Make your categories into zones, each person’s zones will be unique to their needs to don’t worry if you have a couple of loads of zones! You do YOU! At RYL, we prefer to organise items by colour rather than height but it is whatever works for you!
We can’t wait for you to start your organisation journey… let us know how you get on in the RYL Community group! It is also important to say that this whole process make take more than 1 day…that’s okay. Taking some time to even do 1 stage a week will start to help you adapt your mindset.