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Get your shoes off the floor

Get your shoes off the floor
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Shoes are practically impossible to identify when they’re heaped on top of one another on the wardrobe floor. Plus, it’s dusty down there and not well lit, and it’s all too easy for shoes to get scratched. Add cubbies as convenient places to stick everyday athletic sneakers and other frequently worn shoes. Store pairs that you don’t wear as often in clear, stackable, drop-front boxes, which allow you to reach the pair you want without unstacking the boxes; they make life easier and keep your wardrobe so much neater. Save even more space by storing shoes like the experts – heel to toe, instead of side by side.

Use the back of the wardrobe door

Use the back of the wardrobe door
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Take advantage of all the usable storage space you have – including the spot behind the door. Adding a behind-the-door organiser gives you a convenient place to stick clutches, scarves, hats and other accessories. If your door doesn’t have the clearance to hang the organiser from hooks over the door, hang the organiser from peel-and-stick hooks directly on the door.

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Get clothes you no longer want out of the wardrobe

Get clothes you no longer want out of the wardrobe
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Remove the items that don’t belong in your wardrobe. Clothes and shoes that need to go somewhere else – like to the dry cleaner, back to the store, or to a donation location – belong in your car. Organise these items in a set of foldable, reusable bags, dedicating one for each category. Fill the bags, get them to the car, and when you’re done, simply roll the bags into a tiny pouch.

Slide in a step stool

Slide in a step stool
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No more tossing stuff up to that top shelf and hoping it doesn’t fall back down. Give yourself quick access to the whole wardrobe by adding a step stool. That extra lift makes it easier to reach those less accessible spots. To save space, pick a stool with a slim profile, and make sure to choose a bold colour that will stand out so you can spot it quickly.

Designate a treasure box

Designate a treasure box
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From a concert T-shirt to your favourite worn-out hat, we all have clothing that evokes fond memories. Although you likely won’t wear these pieces again, you’re not ready to say good-bye. That’s where a treasure box comes in. Instead of letting mementos get in the way when you’re trying to get dressed every day, tuck them in a box specially set aside for this purpose. Then you can take a walk down memory lane anytime you like.

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Stick to a few important rules to maintain a tidy wardrobe

Stick to a few important rules to maintain a tidy wardrobe
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Now that you’ve transformed your basic wardrobe into the wardrobe of your dreams, keep it mess-free by giving it a daily tidy. Pull out any items you won’t need until next season and store them in convenient see-through bins. Also make sure to schedule a time to sort through things at the end of every season – that’s when you can reconsider if you should keep the clothing you didn’t wear and the shoes that never left their boxes. Remember: Fashions fade fast, so every few months, donate super trendy items that won’t stand the test of time.

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