Everything you need to know about organizing clothes, from folding to storing!
These tips should make your closet more practical and beautiful, and we made sure to include only stuff you can DIY, so it’s even easier on you!
Also, if you’re looking for more tips, check the KonMari Method for organizing clothes!
Shirts and t-shirts
Best way to store: every way has its perks. Hanging is great if you don’t want to iron them, but you can also roll them up on a drawer - this saves space on your hangers and you won’t need to iron either way. And folding, the most common way, is OK as long as you don’t mind ironing frequently.
How to properly fold a t-shirt
How to roll-up a t-shirt
Double wire hanger cheat
Oldie but goodie. Use a soda can tab to double (or even triple) your hanger space.
Use rubber bands to keep clothes from slipping
Best way to store: hanging or folding both work, but folding saves a lot of space.
How to properly fold pants
Shorts and Skirts
Best way to store: Shorts can be stored anyway you want, but skirts should hang - it’s the best way to protect the material from stretching or marking.
Socks and underwear
Best way to store: in drawers with dividers - which you can purchase for very cheap or just find a DIY solution like this one!
How to properly fold socks
How to properly fold underwear
Best way to store: out in the open and in plain-view
Flip the pairs for better space management
This way you get a quick-view of all the pairs perfectly aligned!
DIY shoe rack
There are many ways you can DIY a shoe rack like this one. Here are some cool ideas:
More tips and tricks
To hang or not to hang?
This list is very helpful, but don’t take it too seriously - you can totally fold cotton shirts no problem, the only downer is that folding means you’ll have to iron it later. However, you would indeed NEVER fold a blazer. I recommend reading JackThreads original article for a more in-depth look!
Categorize your closet
Store your most-used items (everyday clothes, work uniforms, etc.) at eye level; less-used (weekend clothes, party clothes) below; and least-used (heavy winter clothes) up high.
For out-of-season clothes (winter/summer), go for “out of sight, out of mind”.
PVC pipes are your friends
You can use PVC pipes for organizing clothes in many ways. Above, it’s used to organize scarfs, but this same layout can be used for underwear or even shoes:
You should check out our 5 DIY PVC pipe projects article!
But there will always be that one missing sock, won’t there?
Don’t be too hard on yourself! Organizing is hard, especially if you have a lot of clothes. Do your best to keep whatever you like and dispose of what you don’t, and then organize around that. Have fun!
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