Out with the winter wardrobe – in with spring!
Friday 07th April 2017
Too many clothes and nothing to wear? This is often the case for many of us. Yet on closer inspection, it may actually be a combination of an abundance of clothing and poorly organised space, meaning that you can’t see the wood for the trees. With the arrival of spring, why not put some time aside to not only clear out your winter clothing, but also update your wardrobe, declutter and create more space?
First things first, remove all clothes from your wardrobe and sort them into two piles:
- Clothes you love
- Clothes that no longer fit or rarely see the light of day
Once you’ve done this, double check the latter pile. If you haven’t got a justifiable reason for keeping the items, donate them to charity, see if your friends would like them or leave them at a recycling bank. Hopefully this will cut your wardrobe down massively, allowing you to see exactly what you’ve got.
Now you can focus on that first pile. Separate anything multi-seasonal which can remain in your wardrobe all year round, and set your winter clothes aside ready for storage until next autumn.
Don’t forget to consider how you’re going to store these clothes. Whether you are going to pack them into plastic containers, a suitcase or a vacuum pack, we’d recommend wrapping each item in tissue paper to protect it. It’s a nice touch to also include lavender to make sure your clothes remain fresh and ready for when you next need them.
However you decide to pack your winter wardrobe, make sure the heaviest items are placed at the bottom to prevent any delicate garments from getting damaged. Then, simply stow your winter wardrobe away out of sight, either in the attic, under the bed or on the highest shelf of your fitted wardrobe.
Take a long look at your bare wardrobe. Is it looking a bit old and tattered? Has it been a loyal friend since the 90s? It may be time to update it and think about installing sliding doors instead. Making use of every inch of space from floor to ceiling, you’ll find you can store so much more – and thanks to our online wardrobe configurator, you can create your own design from a range of colours and finishes, including strengthened and mirrored glass.
Regardless of whether you’re sticking with your existing wardrobe or moving to something new, it’s a good idea to creatively examine its interiors and how to best organise your clothes and accessories.
For our made-to-measure sliding doors, we have a range of wardrobe interior kits to help maximise space. These can be tailored to your exact requirements, whether you want floor-to-ceiling shoe racks or adjustable bars which can change with your style. Our Premier Kits also come with deep drawers or shelves, ensuring there is space for every category of clothing.
For the finishing touches, why not use the door knobs from your old wardrobe to create a jewellery hanger, or somewhere to store your hats? Simply screw them into a piece of wood, which you could also take from your old wardrobe, and voila! If your old wardrobe had drawers, you could take these out and use smaller ones to house all your trinkets and larger ones to store your shoes under your bed.
Finally, all that remains is to unpack your spring collection which has been in hibernation for the past two seasons, and welcome it to its beautiful, new home.
If you are considering made-to-measure sliding wardrobe doors, follow the instructions in this video to check you are measuring up correctly.