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How to Clean and Organize Your Wardrobe

Updated on August 22, 2016

Do you find yourself spending every morning rummaging through your wardrobe trying to figure pit what to wear and where everything is? If so, learn how to organize your wardrobe and make the most of your clothes. This information is provided based on infographic by Apartment Geeks.


Wooden and padded hangers are the best for maintaining the shape of a garment. Gain extra space in small wardrobes by using slim hangers.

TIP: Remove garments from plastic dry cleaner bags, as they don't allow the fabric to breathe.

Find your system

A recognizable system means your clothes will always be in reach.


  • trousers
  • skirts
  • shirts
  • suits
  • coats
  • jackets


  • knitwear
  • T-shirts
  • loungewear
  • denim


Use a suitcase to store out of season garments, or use boxes and keep them on the top shelf.

TIP: Save on space by placing smaller handbags inside larger ones.


Maximize your wardrobe real estate and use a door rack to hang your belts, scarves and ties.


Clear shoeboxes will protect your shoes whilst letting you see them at a glance. Otherwise, invest in a shoe rack and keep it at the base of your wardrobe.

TIP: You can fit more pairs in by alternating the way the are facing.


Customizable wire drawers are perfect for keeping fiddly things such as socks at bay. Drawer dividers will help keep things even neater. Keep hosiery and socks manageable by folding them together.


Remember, out of sight means out of mind. Keeping things visible will help remind you to wear them and those unworn items will have nowhere to hide.

Wardrobe Must-Haves

According to the bestseller The Pocket Stylist all you really need are:

  • a nice dress
  • 2 x jackets
  • 3 x skirts
  • 3 x sweaters
  • 2 x dark trousers
  • 2 x jeans
  • 3 x coats
  • 1 white button front shirt
  • a few T-shirts

Once you've established a method for yourself, stick to it. Take the few extra seconds to put things back in their rightful place. you will be rewarded a sense of calm the next day.


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      Shushanik 5 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area

      Thanks. I'm glad you found it useful :)

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      Abietaylor123 5 years ago

      Very useful, thanks! Can't believe I didn't think of the handbag tip before. Voted up :)

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      adeelahadait 5 years ago

      nice information we learn to this topic more and more