The wardrobe, by definition just a piece of furniture, is actually the ‘treasure chest’ where we keep what accompanies us every day: our clothes.
The wardrobe is not meant to contain but to guard, and this is the essential characteristic of a space found in everyone’s home.
Wardrobes can be of various types and sizes: the mirrored wardrobe, the built-in wardrobe created from a room’s alcove, and for the luckiest, real walk-in closets.
Such a space is anything but secondary in home organization, and its correct use will be important in everyday life.
Another consideration to make is that the wardrobe can be for personal use, thus used by an individual, or shared. In the latter case, think of the wardrobe used by a couple that has to contain the clothing of two people. The same reasoning can be extended to all other cohabitants like siblings, roommates, and so on.
But let’s move on to the five tips for organizing the wardrobe in a few simple steps.
Tip #1: Functionality first
The wardrobe has, first and foremost, a practical function: in the morning before going to work or before running errands, you open it looking for what you need. It’s essential, therefore, to organize the wardrobe to have what you need at hand to face your day.
Place the clothes you think you’ll use most frequently on the shelves and put everything you don’t think you’ll need in the less accessible sections.
Tip #2: Make a wardrobe checklist
A checklist is always a great tool for better organization. We can use it for grocery shopping, packing a suitcase, and in general, for organizing our personal or work activities. In the case of organizing your wardrobe, having a checklist can be very helpful. Write a list of the clothes you will wear and make sure everything is there.
Tip #3: Protect your clothes from dust
We all know how and how easily dust can settle just about anywhere, and even a wardrobe, despite being closed, is not exempt from this annoying presence. To prevent dust from settling on your clothes, you can take some simple actions:
- Cover unused clothes with special transparent garment covers (this way, you’ll immediately recognize the clothes inside);
- Use a dedicated dust-catching cloth on a weekly basis to remove the dust that has accumulated during the week;
- Cover underwear and towels with a cloth to preserve them from dust.
Tip #4: Store t-shirts vertically
Wardrobes often have drawers where you can store your clothes. T-shirts are very useful in daily life, suitable for leisure or casual wear, for sports or around the house. By storing your t-shirts inside drawers, folded and standing upright, you can quickly find what you’re looking for and avoid having to move them as with the classic stacked method.
Tip #5: Use garments from Opificio Modenese’s Capsule Essentials
Alright, this advice might seem biased (in fact, it is), but it happens to anyone to take a garment out of the wardrobe and realize that it’s more wrinkled than expected. The clothes from Opificio Modenese’s Capsule Collection Essentials will allow you to have garments ready to use, without wrinkles, thanks to the women-friendly properties of the fabric.