Homes and Property
Why you should not underestimate wardrobe organisation
Posted Wednesday, October 23 2013 at 00:00
The wardrobe make, the right one for your home, where to put what, which angles to consider and organisation though not so obvious cannot be emphasised enough.
Having an organised closet helps you to find items with ease. A closet is a small and enclosed space or cabinet in a house used for general storage and or hanging clothes. Closets can be a large, free-standing piece of furniture designed for clothing, in which case they are often called a wardrobe. They can sometimes be made of hard cloth, wood or wall-built.
A modern closet can be built into the walls of the house during construction so that they take up no space in the bedroom.
If you are organising your closet, find adequate space to fit your needs. Remove items from the closet to sort out what you want to keep and give away the rest. Also, analyse how you can use the space and make it fit your needs.
Try ready built units and shelving if you do not want to do major preparation. Make a sketch like that of a wardrobe but use a smaller frame to fit the space you have to enable you fit in the items that include clothes, shoes, handbags and other items.
Closets can differ according to one’s gender and age because everyone has a different taste and preference in colour and design. A closet of a child can’t be organised like that of an elderly person.
Justine Kanyike, an elderly woman says she organises her closet differently because of the different sets of clothes she has.
“My closet has three shelves where I pile my ironed bed sheets, night dresses, a section for gomesi and in different colours as well as hanging for skirts, blouses and dresses and sashes,” she explains.
However, various people have different styles and ways of arranging their closets.
Ms Lydia Najuma, a third year University student, says that her closet is made of furniture and has two shelves where she piles her towels, bed-sheets and other clothes.
“I first iron my bed-sheets before folding and piling them into the selves, I then arrange my towels in their different sizes,” Ms Najuma says.
She adds that she puts her T-Shirts, shirts, tops and dresses on hangers and then hangs them in the closet. She normally folds and piles her skirts, jeans and other trousers in one of the sHelves because she does not iron them. When you hang skirts, jeans and other trousers with the other cloths, they instead look disorganised because of the bulk.
For small items like scarves, hankies and belts, she says that they are tied together and hanged in one corner of the closet in order to avoid misplacing them.
Ms Najuma says she does not keep her bags in the closet because she finds them big and they reduce on the space that is supposed to be used for other things. She adds that her shoes are placed in the lower part of the closet upon cleaning them.
“I put my suitcase on top of the closet in order to avoid rodents destroying the clothes that I do not use. For my dirty clothes, I pile them together in one bag,” she says.