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Mar 04 2009

Tips on organising your wardrobe 

Are you one of these people that when you open your wardrobe door things fall out or you gaze at your cloths and say “I have nothing to wear” despite the fact that you could have thousands of euro worth of cloths in your wardrobe, studies show that twenty percent of cloths you will ware often, and eighty percent you will ware rarely or never, and the reason for this is you do not have an organised wardrobe, To change this you need to do two things.

 

(1)   Buy a Lynmore Sliding Wardrobe.

(2)   Organise your wardrobe.

 

No mater how hard or often you try to organise your cloths in a badly constructed wardrobe you will not succeed, so don’t waste your time.      Buying a good organised and functional wardrobe is an investment that you should only have to do once and that is why we give a ten-year guarantee with all our sliding wardrobes to give you peace of mind that when you buy a Lynmore Sliding Wardrobe it will not let you down. We will not just sell you the wardrobe we will also advise you how to get the most out of the space available and the best way to organise the storage of your cloths to suit your life style. We will advise on different accessories that are available that will help to keep your cloths organised. So go on give Michael Lynskey a call and he will be delighted to share his vast experience in helping you to choose a wardrobe that will be the envy of your friends and will put you on the right track to being organised.

 

Once you have the right wardrobe it is up to you to store the cloths in an organised manner and here I will share a few tips with you.

 

STEP 1 

Empty everything out of your Wardrobe and drawers. Stack all of your clothing and accessories in piles according to the type of cloths e.g. jackets, skirts, pants, ties, sweaters, scarves, etc.

 

STEP 2 

Move from pile to pile and try everything on, even the items you love and wear regularly. Take a long look in your full-length mirror at each item on your body. Honestly assess: 

·         Colour - does it flatter your colouring? 

·         Style - does it enhance your assets and camouflage your challenges? 

·         Lifestyle - is it appropriate for some aspect of your life? 

·         Style Expression - does the design, silhouette, fabric and pattern appeal to you?

As you try on the clothes you wear regularly, determine what it is you love about them. Is it the colour? The style? Make a note of what makes this garment work so well for you. Your goal is to duplicate those features in all of your clothes. You should feel attractive and comfortable in everything you put on your body. Don't settle for anything less than feeling terrific! If the item doesn't work for you anymore, get rid of it!

TIP: If you have an emotional or sentimental attachment to garments you should get rid of, box them up but don't give them away just yet. Store the box under a bed or in the attic for a while. In six months, you won't be able to recall what's inside the box. You'll then be psychologically ready to part with the items.

STEP 3 

After trying on each item, place it in one of the following piles

(1)   Things you wear regularly and like

(2)   Things you feel comfortable in

(3)   Things that need mending

(4)   Things that need to get rid of

 

STEP 4 

As you try on your clothes, start a shopping list of what you need to purchase. And take a good look at the items you're getting rid of. Does this collection shed any light on your shopping patterns? Does it contain too many impulse items or similar types of garments? For instance, do you buy more white blouses than you need? Do you have a stack of ties that don't coordinate with any of your suits?

 

STEP 5 

Try new combinations of clothing pieces: tops with skirts, jackets with pants, etc. Don't rule anything out until you try it. You may discover many new ensembles you never knew you had. Be sure to include accessories as you experiment.

 

STEP 6 

Put everything back into your closet and drawers. Hang similar items together - blouses together, pants together, jackets together, etc. Unlike men, women have the luxury of breaking their suits up and wearing each piece as a separate. So I suggest they hang suit skirts with their other skirts and suit jackets with other jackets and blazers. By hanging them up as separates, they will start to see them as independent pieces and new clothing combinations will be easier to spot.

TIP: Use quality hangers in your closet. Hang jackets on shaped wooden hangers. Use clip hangers to hang pants straight, don't fold pants in half over a hanger.

TIP: When you take off your wool suits at the end of the day, let them hang out overnight before placing back in your closet. This step will help them shed wrinkles, moisture, and odours and regain their shape.

STEP 7 

The last step is to prioritize your shopping list into your "List of Five". Choose the top five items you need most, write them down and keep the "List" with you at all times. When you shop, look only for those five items. If you see something else you like, don't buy it; just add it to the main list. The "List of Five" will keep you focused when shopping and away from impulse purchases. As you buy something on the "List of Five", move an item up from the main list to take its place. The impulse item you fell in love with at the store may eventually make it to your "List of Five". If it doesn't, you didn't need it in the first place!

Following these simple steps will help you pare down your wardrobe to the pieces that really work for you. Don't fret if your closet suddenly looks a bit empty. Think quality, not quantity. Use your prioritized "List of Five" to gradually add more pieces. You will eventually end up with an organised wardrobe with colours and styles are flattering, each piece coordinates with two or three others and when you open your wardrobe you will not have that gazed look and saying to your self “I have nothing to wear”. In order to keep your wardrobe organised re-organise it at least twice a year.

 

 
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