As a personal fashion stylist, I often get asked “what is the best way to organize the clothing in my wardrobe?”

I wouldn’t say that there is one better way. It really is whatever works best for you. Of course it will look neater if your hangers are all facing the same direction. It’s also nice if your hangers are the same type. Unlike wire hangers, the wooden hangers leave less imprints on your clothes, but do take up more space. The thick plastic hangers are a good option and take up less space.

There are 3 ways you could go:

1. Categorize
You could hang your clothing into categories’. Tops together, skirts together, pants and so on. This is the most obvious and easy way to see what you have and how much you have. However it may not help you to put together an outfit in a hurry.

2. Colour Co-ordinate

Some people like to colour coordinate their clothing. This seems a little too disciplined to me. But if you’re a very methodical type of person then it may just suit your needs. It will help to identify which colours you have and which colours you need to add to your wardrobe.

3. Complete Outfits
The 3rd option is great if you are always in a hurry or running late for appointments. Sound familiar? Hanging outfits together. It may not look as pretty but it can be a time saver. It can also remind you of your mix and match possibilities. Before you go to bed at night, grab your outfit for the next morning and hang it on a separate hook for a quick getaway in the morning.

I tend to use number 1 and 3 together. For the most frequently worn outfits, I like to group them together for a quick and easy option. The rest of my clothing I hang into categories. Every few months a tidy up in the wardrobe department will get things back in order and if you’re lucky you may find some garments that you forgot where there!

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