Closets are notorious for being cluttered – and even if you’re the neatest person you know, you would still have to spend a lot of time and effort making sure that your closet is as clean and organised as can be. So if you’re an ordinary person who’s not really much of a ‘neat freak,’ it can be difficult to keep your closet organised and pleasing to the eye. If you want to have a closet that’s easy to sort through, here’s everything you need to know about the proper way to fix and organise your closet.

The first step: remove all the items

The first step is to remove all the items in your closet, be it clothing, shoes, accessories and jewellery, bed linen, towels, and so on.

The second step: go through them

The second step is to go through the items and separate them into categories: items that should be in another area, items for the rubbish bin, items for donation, and items you wear and still love. Now it’s easier to do what you need to do, so throw away the items for the rubbish bin, place other items in more appropriate areas, and put your donations in boxes. Once all this is done, you can already sort through your wearable and loved items.

The third step: decide on a plan or system

A system for placing your clothes in the closet is always a good idea; you can decide to separate clothes by type, such as trousers, skirts, blouses, collared shirts, and coats; or hang things according to how often they are used. It’s up to you, as long as it’s a system which helps keep you organised. The beauty of a system is that it allows you to find the items you need much more easily, and you don’t have to spend precious minutes looking for that silk blouse or your favourite brown collared shirt. One tip: if you have seasonal clothing, place them at the back of the closet so they don’t get in the way when you are looking for frequently-used items.

Shoes should be stored in a shoe rack, and accessories can be placed on special hooks or hangers. Make use of other closet organisers, such as hanging containers which you can hang on the back of the closet doors.

It’s not so difficult to have a more organised and neater closet, but it takes a bit of effort. One great option if you don’t have enough space or can’t maximise the space is to have sliding bedroom doors installed; these custom-made wardrobes are made expressly for you, taking into consideration your requirements and preferences. With a bespoke wardrobe, you’ll finally have that closet that can accommodate your precious items and leave your bedroom clutter-free.