This year I’ve been concentrating on time-saving organisation around the house from as simple as clearing out cupboards and editing my make-up to getting the garden in shape and refreshing rooms. 6 months in and I’ve a significant indent on my plans and it’s resulted in saving time daily.
First up I decided it was time for a much-needed wardrobe edit. I must admit, this was inspired by a friend of mine that bought a gorgeous coat from the monies she made on Vinted. I had not even heard of Vinted. I’ve always had success selling on Ebay but this did sound very quick and easy!
So here is a step-by-step guide to what I did to get my wardrobe in time-saving mode.
01 – Clothes Edit
I edited all my clothes and popped the ones I no longer wanted in a Vinted pile to upload later. It was easy to pick the clothes I would no longer wear. I have a very trendy friend who always looks bloody amazing and is my fashion benchmark, I simply said, ‘Would X wear this?’ and if this was a no, I edited it out!
02 – Hang in There
I bought new hangers. I had, like lots of us, had a real mish mash of hangers I’d collected over the years. But I decided I needed to streamline as some of them were bulky. I opted for some rather smart grey slim felt covered hangers from Amazon. I went for these for 2 reasons, I can get more in the wardrobe because of the slim design and clothes don’t fall off the felt finish into the bottom of the wardrobe. Having the same hanger also makes your wardrobe feel less cluttered and organised as soon as you open the door.
03 – Colour Co-ord
I then organised my clothes into type and colour. I went from trousers, tops, dresses, jumpers, and cardigans. I then colour co-ordinated the sections (from light to dark) white, cream, beige or natural tones, to blues, blacks to colours. You will be amazed how quickly you find things if you do this!
04 – Storing Jeans
I decided to remove my bulky jean obsession from hangers and bought some handy storage containers that sit on a shelf and allow more hanging space. Storing jeans in this way takes up far less room than hanging them up and I can see which are which instantly. It’s much quicker to grab a pair than finding them on a hanger under other pairs.
05 – Storing Scarves
I took my scarves that were piled in a deep storage basket, discarded the ones that I no longer used and rolled them up into a shallow basket so I can see them all at once which helps me decide instantly when I slide the basket out a little.
06 – Storing Shoes
I organised my everyday shoes/boots/trainers into baskets and boxes which are neatly labelled and stored at the bottom of my wardrobe making it quicker to identify the pair I need.
07 – Keep Moths Out
Lastly, I bought special hanging covers for my cashmere to keep the moths out and added moth repellent rings to some of the hangers. Added a fragrant hanger so it smells like Jasmine when I open the door. Popped a stick-on hook to the inside door of my wardrobe for my long necklaces and it was done.
I hope you find the above ideas valuable time-saving tips that help to manage the everyday and organise the chaos of life.