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how-to: spring clean / re-organise YOUR WARDROBE

Nikki Yazxhi

spring wardrobe


and time for everything to rejuvenate, including your wardrobe

Here’s how-to-do Spring clean your wardrobe {actually, even if it isn’t Spring}:

• Perk it up. Paint a dingy wardrobe interior a light colour so dark clothes are visible. Wallpapering the inside of the door can be elegant, but don’t choose anything too busy.

• Be brutal. If you know you’re not going to wear something again, let it go. Lose anything that is stained or damaged beyond repair and anything that doesn’t fit—you have to be honest with yourself. After the first round of edits, go through everything again. And ditch at least some of the things you’re keeping for purely sentimental reasons. That doesn’t mean you have to throw out your grandma’s wedding dress, but if you have a studio apartment, you shouldn’t be drowning in boxes of merit badges.

• Hang out. Uniformity is the key to a pleasing closet. Buy matching hangers so your clothes all hang at the same height. Group categories of clothes together—sleeveless tops together, dresses, short skirts,  long skirts, and so on.

• Cover lots of ground. The space under your shortest hanging clothes is valuable real estate. For shoe storage, use cubbies or clear, stackable drawers, not boxes, which are a pain to open. The highest space in your closet is where you should put the stuff you use the least—out-of-season clothes, boxes of memorabilia, and so on. Organise it all in clear, stackable boxes with labels so you can see what’s there when you need to get it.

{Source: Allure / Pic: Madewell}


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