With the rush of daily life, we ended up leaving “less important” housework aside in order to get a few minutes of rest. In the case of the wardrobe, the problem of leaving it without a definite order is what may happen in the future: chaos, the revolt of clothes. By the time we realize, the damage is already done, with everything out of place.
Believe me, the clothes and other stored objects have absolutely nothing against you. And with a few minutes a day – or a whole day – you can put everything in order and get rid of all the mess.
To help you with this not-so-arduous task, we talked to an expert and personal organizer Fernanda Piva, founder of BellaOrdine. Its activities range from the routine organization of commercial establishments and residences to advising on the organization for newlyweds and pregnant women.
According to the professional, keeping the house in order “gives the client a feeling of well-being, of quality of life, since living with the mess is very stressful and stressful. When your space, whether personal or professional, is organized, it saves you time, and it already feels good. It’s awful to waste hours looking for clothes, a document or spending the weekend tidying up the mess, ”explains Fernanda Piva.
Hit laziness? Look closely at the current state of your wardrobe. Now close your eyes for a moment and imagine the same room, the same wardrobe… with everything in place! Beautiful is not it? So “shoo, laziness” and get to work!
15 Professional Tips for Organizing the Wardrobe
According to Fernanda Piva, the biggest difficulty her clients complain about is defining the right space for each type of piece. And the most common questions are how to deal with moisture and what clothes should or should not be hung on hangers. Check out the tips of the professional:
1. Discard annually
Understand how to “untangle”, “moment detach” or how to find better. What matters is taking a moment to decide what is left and what should go a new way. If you cling to objects and clothes, here’s the formula to make your life easier: divide it into categories:
- Throw away: In this group come broken objects that have lost their usefulness, very old clothes. Do not donate bad parts. If you wouldn’t use it for the state it is in, it doesn’t fit anyone else.
- Donate: Did you put on weight or lose weight and clothes no longer fit? Do a good deed and bless someone else’s life with pieces that were once useful to you but only take up space today. If you’re not sure if you want to keep the clothes on, consider whether you used the garment last year. Used? Think twice. Not used? Donation!
- Keep: This part is the one that goes back into the closet. Your current clothes, which fit you, are well-trimmed and in good condition. These have a free pass to the wardrobe.
2. Each thing in its place
Determine the spaces for items and clothing, so you can always store each piece in the same set location and the organization will remain.
3. Put identification tags
Labels make it much easier to put everything back in place, especially if you don’t have the habit of always returning something to the same place, for example, because you don’t remember where it was or where it is most appropriate for him. Plus, it’s a way for you to count on the help of homemakers and even your helper. With the use of labels, there is no longer that “I don’t know where to store” excuse.
4. Standardize the hangers
According to Fernanda, the standardization of the hangers contributes a lot to the visual issue and facilitates the time to fit the rod. “For coats, suits and party clothes, the ideal is to use specific hangers. They are different and may slightly change the look, but they preserve the tissues better, avoiding deformities. ”
5. Protect delicate parts
Protect the party and other clothing from thin fabrics with covers. If your closet is tall enough, store the dresses in the larger wardrobe space so that they do not have the bar folded. If the height of your furniture is not sufficient, place the party clothes folded in half by the waist, on hangers that will not let the piece slip – such as velvet, for example. Ideally, not only dresses, but all party clothes should be stored on the side of the cabinets so that the pieces stay together and not move around at all times, which helps in the organization and conservation of these clothes. delicate.
6. Clean and sanitize shoes
The ideal world would be to have a separate shoe rack outside the closet. But if you don’t have room for it, no problem. The right way to store a shoe (even in the shoe rack!): First, let the shoe breathe. As soon as you get off your feet, take a moment for him to “get some air.” Then brush the sides and soles to remove dust and dirt that sticks to the street. You may even be surprised to find that you have stepped on the gum. Better to remove before storing and not end up dirtying other pairs.
7. Take care of each part according to the manufacturer’s instruction
“Used it, washed it, it’s new.” Have you heard this phrase? Yeah … Not quite. According to the organizer, for the piece to be brand new, the washing needs to follow the manufacturer’s instructions exactly. This is because each fabric has a type of weave (thinner, thicker, more open, closed, among others), and one is always more delicate than the other. Therefore, before throwing everything on the machine, read the labels. Put together the same ones, choose a wash program that suits them as well.
8. Moisturize leather parts
After six months – or more – stored deep in the closet, it’s time to wear that leather jacket. And then you notice that it looks not very attractive with some white dots. A beautiful piece of leather is one that almost shines. But for this, some care is needed. The hydration of the leather is very simple. Wipe the piece with a damp cloth. Then a dry cloth (never leave the damp part to store). The last step is to rinse or wipe with almond oil. Once dry, you can go back to the closet.
9. Abuse of organizers
Beehives are 100% welcome, as are boxes. There are specific organizers as well, such as handkerchiefs and ties, which can be used on a quantity basis, as the personal organizer warns.
10. Use creativity to reuse products with other functions as organizers.
Do you know those glasses we have in the pantry? Of olive, jellies… And boxes of milk? Magazines that are forgotten somewhere? Then, everything is reused, even at the time of organization. Put creativity into action and reuse these products.
11. Baskets x boxes. What is the best?
Baskets are as good organizers as boxes, but a specific type is always recommended depending on the situation. For the service and kitchen areas, personal organizer recommends plastic options. Already in the intimate area, wicker baskets or fabric.
12. Swap the Season’s Clothes
Fernanda explains that the best way to change clothes in the change of season is to opt for transparent plastic boxes with small holes for air circulation. Space-bag plastic bags are very suitable and should be on top of the wardrobe.
There is a very easy way to find the coordinate set. And it’s not magic! The pro teaches the tactic: just keep all the game pieces together and folded. Put the pillowcases and the bottom sheet into the top sheet, forming a kind of “bundle”.
14. Hats and caps don’t have to be wrinkled
Any corner fits! They can be stored in boxes, niches, boxes, trunks (including those of litter box). Fernanda also reinforces that if you have little space, put one inside the other to avoid kneading.
15. Maintain Order Daily
After the wardrobe is organized, the best way to keep everything in place is daily maintenance. Do not leave anything out of place. Set a place for each thing and, as soon as possible, put each piece back in its place.