Finally order in the closet - the 8-step plan

Organize closet and store clothes properly

Is your closet bursting at the seams? Surely you are familiar with this situation: With so many choices you no longer know what to wear today, let alone what clothes you actually own. Now is exactly the right time to change this situation, because in the transition between winter and summer we exchange warm clothing for airier alternatives.

With this 8-step plan, the chaos will finally stay away from your closet:

Organizacja porządków
Organizacja porządków

Plan your filing system

Before you start rearranging your closet, you should think about what your organization system should look like. What do you need a system for? Only if you know exactly where you keep which clothes will you be able to find them in the morning before work, even if you are pressed for time. Think about where to store the following items of clothing:

  • Clothes that you wear regularly
  • Clothes you rarely need
  • New clothes that you really want to wear
  • Clothing that has already been worn but that you want to put on again before it goes into the laundry
  • New shoes and shoes that have been worn a lot
  • rarely worn shoes

Do you share a closet with your partner or a family member? Then think about how best to separate the closet into sections for each person. Also, ask yourself if you want to sort your clothes by specific categories, such as color, type, or occasion.

Bezpieczeństwo ubrań
Bezpieczeństwo ubrań

Prepare your clothes

Have you thought of a system that perfectly suits your living conditions? Then now is the time to prepare your garments. First, you should put clothes in the washing machine that you haven't washed in a while. Dirty clothes quickly transfer their smell to other objects. After that you can start folding them or hanging them on hangers. You should also clean your shoes before you put them away. By the way, unpleasant smells can be removed by putting tea bags in your shoes. If you want to store clothing or shoes in boxes, for example because you don't need them every day, you should always label the storage boxes. So you can see at first glance whether the garments are intended for winter, sports or rainy weather.

Segregowanie rzeczy
Segregowanie rzeczy

Pack your clothes properly

Now it's time to sort your clothes. Be extra careful with this step and stick to your planned system so that chaos doesn't erupt again right away. Follow these tips and it will definitely stay neat:

  • Store items of clothing that you use frequently at eye level. This way you avoid having to constantly stretch to the top shelf or rummage through the bottom drawers.
  • Clothing that creases easily should be hung on a hanger and leave enough space between each piece of clothing.
  • Do you keep underwear and socks in one big drawer? Then use boxes that separate the drawer into individual compartments.
  • Do you have a lot of clothes that you can only wear in one season? To give you a little more space in your closet, you can use storage boxes to store your unused clothes under the bed, in the basement, or in the attic.
Chowanie rzeczy sezonowych
Chowanie rzeczy sezonowych

Protect your clothes

Even if your clothes are now neatly arranged, they are far from being protected.
A big problem with clothes that you don't use regularly is dust. For shoes and clothing that you can fold, lockable boxes are a good way to protect them from dust. It is best to store evening dresses and suits in garment bags.
However, lockable boxes not only protect against house dust, but also against odors and moths. Of course, you can't store all of your everyday clothing this way. Therefore, hang up small lavender bags that make your clothes smell nice and prevent the small moth holes.
You keep the clothes from the other seasons in the basement or in the attic? In addition to the dangers of bugs, dust and bad smells, there is also the high humidity, which could make your clothes moldy. Therefore, make sure that the boxes have a well-closing lid: Use boxes with a rubber seal, for example, because these can be closed completely airtight.

Porządek w garderobie
Porządek w garderobie

Check your clothes from time to time

Do you have ten minutes? Then take a look in your closet or your stored clothes and check the following points:

  • Are there any items of clothing that you no longer wear?
  • Are all objects sorted correctly?
  • Do you find clothes that you forgot and really want to wear again?
  • Do you need to wash or iron some clothes because you can't wear them as they are?
Porządki w szafie i ubraniach
Porządki w szafie i ubraniach

Rearrange clothes regularly

After a while you notice that the chosen classification system is not for you? No problem, just adjust it again to suit your needs. The perfect time for this is always the transition between winter and summer, because then you have to sort your stored clothes back into your closet.
So that this can be done as quickly as possible, you can also use a practical classification system here. Instead of storing all the clothes together in one big box, you sort the clothes by category into different boxes and label them accordingly. At the beginning of the season you can then take the clothing stacks out of the boxes and put them in your closet in exactly the same way.

Porządki w szafie
Porządki w szafie

Find items of clothing at any time

Stored garments
When you bring last season's clothes out of the basement, the surprise is often big: you have completely forgotten which pieces you even own. So that you don't accidentally buy everything twice, you should get an overview of the clothes you have stored. The best way to do this is to use transparent and labelable storage boxes for storage.
Would you like to document exactly which items of clothing you have stored? With the AppMyBox mobile application, you can register your storage boxes and keep track of what items you store in them. Particularly practical for storing clothes: you can upload photos and assign them to the boxes.

In the closet
Even a closet can quickly become a jungle full of surprises. You've already taken the first step in overcoming the chaos by sorting by category. A little tip to speed up getting dressed in the early morning: On Sunday evening, prepare your outfits for the whole of the following week. Alternatively, you can do this every evening and throughout the next day. You will notice how much time you suddenly have in the morning before work.

Porządki w szafie
Porządki w szafie

Find the perfect solution for your everyday life

You can plan and sort as much as you want, but in everyday life your organization can suddenly be completely impractical. Do you constantly need a chair to get to a piece of clothing? Then rearrange these clothes to your eye level. Other t-shirts fall out of the compartment when you just want to pull one out? Just hang up the t-shirts with hangers.
There is a solution to every problem. So don't lose patience, but keep adapting your wardrobe to your own life situation.