Finally order in the closet - The 8-step plan

Organize closet and store clothes properly

Your closet is bursting at the seams? Then you know this situation: you no longer know what to wear today, let alone what clothes you have. Now is exactly the right time to change this state, because in the transition between winter and summer we exchange the warm clothing for airier alternatives.

With this 8-step plan, chaos will finally stay out of your closet:

Organizacja porządków
Organizacja porządków

Plan your filing system

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

  • Clothes you wear regularly
  • Clothes you rarely need
  • New clothes you're dying to wear
  • Clothing that has already been worn, but that you want to wear again before it goes into the laundry
  • New shoes and frequently worn shoes
  • seldom worn shoes

Do you share a closet with your partner or a family member? Then think about how you can best separate your 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

You have thought about a system that perfectly fits your living conditions? Then now it's time to prepare your clothes. First of all, you should clean clothes that you haven't washed for a while in the washing machine. Dirty clothes quickly transfer their smell to other items. Then you can start folding them or hanging them on hangers. You should also clean your shoes before you put them away. Unpleasant odors can be removed by putting tea bags in your shoes. If you want to store clothes or shoes in boxes, e.g. because you don't need them every day, you should always label the storage boxes. That way, you can tell at a glance whether the clothes are for winter, sports or rainy weather.

Segregowanie rzeczy
Segregowanie rzeczy

Stow your clothes properly

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

  • Store clothes that you use frequently at eye level. This will prevent you from having to constantly reach to the top shelf or rummage through the bottom drawers.
  • Clothing that wrinkles quickly should be hung on a hanger with enough space between each garment.
  • You store underwear and socks in a large drawer? Then use boxes that separate the drawer into individual compartments.
  • You have a lot of clothes that you can only wear in one season? To have 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 though your clothes are now nicely organized, they are far from protected.
A big problem with clothes you don't use regularly is dust. For shoes and clothes that you can fold, lockable boxes are a good way to protect them from dust. Evening gowns and suits are best stored 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 your daily clothing this way. Therefore, hang small lavender bags that will make your clothes smell good and prevent the small moth holes.
You keep the clothes from the other seasons in the basement or attic? Here, in addition to the dangers of bugs, dust and foul odors, there is also the high humidity that could cause your clothes to mold. Therefore, make sure that the boxes have a good closing lid: For example, use boxes with a rubber seal, because these can be closed completely airtight.

Porządek w garderobie
Porządek w garderobie

Check your clothes from time to time

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

  • Are there any clothes you don't wear anymore?
  • Are all items sorted correctly?
  • Do you find clothes that you have forgotten about and are dying to wear again?
  • Do you need to wash or iron some clothes because you can't wear them in their current condition?

Porządki w szafie i ubraniach
Porządki w szafie i ubraniach

Regularly re-sort clothes

After some time, you realize that the chosen organization system is not for you? No problem, just adapt it again to 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.
To do this as quickly as possible, you can also use a practical organization system. Instead of storing all the clothes together in one big box, sort the clothes by category into different boxes and label them accordingly. At the beginning of the season, you can take the piles of clothes out of the boxes and put them back in your closet.

Porządki w szafie
Porządki w szafie

Find garments at any time

Stored clothes
When you take last season's clothes out of the basement, you're often surprised to find that you've completely forgotten which items you even own. So that you don't accidentally buy everything twice, you should get an overview of your stored clothes. The best way to do this is to use transparent and labelable storage boxes.
Want to keep a record of exactly which clothes you've stored? With the AppMyBox mobile application, you can register your storage boxes and record which items you store in them. It's especially handy 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 toward overcoming the chaos by sorting by category. A little tip to speed up early morning dressing even more: On Sunday evening, prepare your outfits for the entire following week. Alternatively, you can do this every evening and throughout the next day. You'll 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 like, but in everyday life your organization can suddenly become completely impractical. You constantly need a chair to reach an item of clothing? Then rearrange those clothes to your eye level. Other T-shirts fall out of the drawer when you just want to pull one out? Just hang the T-shirts up with hangers.
There is a solution to every problem. So don't lose patience, but keep adapting your closet to your own life situation.