Organising

How to organise and transform your wardrobe in 6 easy steps

Plus, our top picks that you need to add to your wardrobe right now.
A white dressing room with a gold geometric pendant and marble drawers.Photography: Ema Peter / Styling: Kelly Deck Design

Do you find yourself umm-ing and ahh-ing every morning trying to figure out what to wear, only to find yourself elbow-deep in an unorganised mix of t-shirts, jeans, jumpers – and everything in between? 

It’s probably a sign that you need to refresh and organise your wardrobe – stat. However, knowing where to start is perhaps the most challenging part. 

Lucky for you, we’re here to help. Read on to find out how to turn your wardrobe 180 from disorganised to organised in six easy steps.

The best wardrobe organisation products 2024

1. Storage bins

Storage bins are a great way to use up shelving space higher than eye level. They’re a great place to store knitted or bulky jumpers and winter accessories like scarves and gloves during summer. Or, if you use your wardrobe to store extra bath towels, this is an excellent spot for it too. 

01

Efluky foldable laundry basket in beige

$47.99, Amazon

Organising your wardrobe and keeping it orderly are two very different agendas, though each are very possible with the correct solutions in place. With this bamboo rimmed laundry storage basket, avoid piling the days clothes on an easy-access shelf, and instead enjoy a laundry-free wardrobe space.

Key features:

  • Dimensions: 54 x 37 x 30cm
  • Handles for convenience
  • Durable and sturdy structure
  • Bamboo rim

02

Stackable storage bins 8 pack

$97.99 , Amazon

Run out of shelf space? These multifunctional wardrobe storage boxes are the solution for storing or categorising miscellaneous or excess clothing items.

Key features:

  • Eight pack multifunctional wardrobe storage
  • Made of PP plastic – waterproof and durable
  • Slide rails at the bottom of the closet organiser
  • Stackable baskets
  • Dimensions: 18.5 x 43 x 32.5cm

03

Amazon basics under bed fabric storage containers

$24.90, Amazon

Perfect for filling up high shelves in the wardrobe or even under the bed, this storage bag from Amazon is great for storing away off-season pieces. 

Key features:

  • Made from vinyl
  • Pack of two storage bags
  • Flat loop handles for access and portability
  • Dimensions: 106.7 x 45.7 x 15.2cm

2. Over-the-door storage

If you’re tight on real estate in your wardrobe, over-the-door storage options are a game changer. Keeping items off the floor and using up every inch of your wardrobe to its full capacity is key to a beautifully organised wardrobe.

04

TAHAVICE over the door storage organiser

$39.99, Amazon

Although this over-the-door organiser is advertised for storing shoes, you can also use it to store small accessories like silk scarves, gloves, beanies, belts, and more. 

Key features:

  • Nine spacious compartments
  • Five large side pockets
  • Integrated hooks
  • Dimensions: 140 x 16.5 x 38cm

3. Shoe storage

Most of us fall into the trap of keeping our shoes either in a tangled mess at the bottom of our wardrobe or we attempt to organise our shoes by placing them in their original shoe boxes…only to realise everything is a mismatched mess. 

Enter: shoe organisers. 

The key to organising anything in your home is finding uniform storage containers, and for shoes, this is no different. So, if you’re ready to tackle the task of organising your shoe collection (after a much-needed declutter), below are some of our top shoe organisers that make a huge difference. 

05

Ufurniture shoe box 27 pack

$69.99, Amazon

The art of transparent storage boxes means you can see everything you own at a glance. This pack of 27 shoe storage boxes are perfect for those with a sizeable collection. Plus, they are also are stackable, so you can arrange them in any configuration you like to fit your wardrobe space perfectly.

Key features:

  • Dimensions: 33 x 23 x 14cm
  • 27 pack of shoe boxes
  • Stackable and sturdy

06

KQGO shoe slot organiser 10 pack

$21.39 , Amazon

If you prefer having your shoes out of boxes, these shoe organisers are perfect. Plus, they’re incredibly space-saving so you can make space for fresh additions. 

Key features:

  • Designed to double up storage space
  • Store five pairs of shoes at a time
  • Product dimensions: 13.2 x 10.2 x 25.9cm

4. Hanging storage systems

Similar to over-the-door storage systems, having storage solutions that use up vertical space within your wardrobe is a fail-safe way to keep clothes off the floor. They’re perfect for smaller clothing items like underwear and socks. 

07

Fixwal hanging closet organiser

$49.13, Amazon

Basic but does wonders for your wardrobe is this seven-tier hanging closet shelf from Amazon. Easy to set up, easy to use and surprisingly sturdy, you can’t go wrong with one (or two) of these in your wardrobe.

Key features:

  • Seven levels of storage – three oversized compartments and 12 small compartments
  • Non-woven fabric
  • Dimensions: 30 x 41.9 x 121.9cm

5. Drawers

Perfect for walk-in wardrobes, or if you’re able to give up some hanging space in your wardrobe for pull-out drawers, we’d definitely recommend a drawer system within your wardrobe. Plus, they’re vital for storing delicate garments that are prone to stretching when hung. Taking care of your clothes does not end in the laundry room, storing them correctly is just as important.

08

SimpleHouseware 3-tire closet storage organiser

$34.87, Amazon

Available in a variety of colourways, this two-drawer unit is great to have on display in the bedroom or inside your wardrobe. With a fabric platform on top, it’s a great spot to display accessories like jewellery, watches, hats, and more. 

Key features:

  • Sturdy metal frame
  • Two collapsible bins
  • Dimensions: 31.1 x 79.4 x 71.8cm

6. Hangers

There are a variety of hangers to choose from – wooden hangers for heavy items like winter coats, velvet hangers for lightweight pieces, hangers designed for bottoms, and much more. With the wide variety of clothing pieces in our collection, it makes sense that the hangers we use mirror this. Opting for a variety of different hangers that work for a multitude of clothing items is key. 

08

Adjustable multi-layer hanger non-slip

$26.62, Amazon

If you have the capacity and space, we’d recommend hanging your bottoms. It makes it easy to see all your options in an instant, making the task of choosing your outfit in the morning an easy one. These hangers from Amazon feature an adjustable rod that makes putting your pants on and off the hangers super easy. Plus, its space-saving design is a great bonus.

Key features:

  • Two pack of storage hangers
  • Rust-resistant surface
  • Swivel hook – can be hung vertically or horizontally
  • U-shaped rounded corners

Why should I organise my wardrobe?

In case it wasn’t obvious – an organised wardrobe will make a world of difference to your morning routine. Being able to see exactly what clothes you have (no more t-shirts at the back of your drawers, collecting dust) means you’ll get more wear out of your clothes, rather than always reaching for the same grey t-shirt day in, day out. 

Also, it’s a great way to pinpoint which items may be on their way out to your local donation bin.

How to organise a built-in wardrobe?

Organising a built-in wardrobe may seem a breeze, but sometimes more Jenga is required than that of stand-alone wardrobe. With pre-built sections, and pre-determined hanging space, it is important to find organising solutions that will be suited to the space. Firstly, we recommend searching for storage boxes that will sit pretty on your shelving unit. Next, it is a good idea to allocate a hanging storage organiser that can hold the extra bips and bops that you lack drawer space and shelfing space for.

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