How to organize (good) your closet |Leonoticias

How to organize (good) your closet |Leonoticias

Now that we have baked all kinds of biscuits and biscuits, that we know the exercise tables by heart and that we have first been validated for handicrafts with an A, we are going to have to face the inevitable; wardrobe change. And while we're at it, we're going to do it like true law enforcement professionals. Or at least try. The space organizer Ixone Iriarte gives us the first key. «We are not going to empty the entire closet at once because so many clothes on top of the bed can overwhelm us and we end up throwing in the towel. Let's go little by little. You don't have to do it all in one morning. The first thing we are going to do is organize the clothes by categories. One day we put on the pants, another the coats, another the jackets, another the underwear... and so we don't get overwhelmed, "recommends the expert. to the mess

When we have decided where we want to start –T-shirts, underwear, accessories or shirts...–, what we are going to do is take all the garments in that category and place them on the bed or a table to see really all we have. “One trick is to count the pieces. That number gives us a magnitude of the amount of things we keep and sometimes it scares us, “admits the owner of Happy Space.

And now the tricky part begins. Decide what we are going to keep and "what we are going to give away, donate, sell or directly throw away". Ixone is not in favor of establishing a maximum number of garments per category as recommended by the world guru of order Marie Kondo. «The key is whether we have physical space to store these garments and if we really use them. If a person really likes handkerchiefs, has a place to store them and it is an accessory that is worn daily, I do not understand why their number should be limited. Another thing is to accumulate for the sake of accumulating”, he points out.

How to (well) organize your closet | Leonoticias

The Bilbao expert always recommends that her clients ask themselves a series of questions before deciding which garments they are going to wear: How many times have I worn these pants in the last few months? What would happen if I didn't have this jacket? Do I really need this dress?... When we have finished the selection, we have to define a space in the closet where we can put each type of clothing, always by category: jackets with jackets, t-shirts with t-shirts, sweatshirts with sweatshirts... Ixone recommends "hanging as much as possible" and using one hanger per garment "because everything we don't see doesn't exist," he sums up. For the expert, the most recommended are velvet. "Clothes don't slip and they take up half the space of wooden ones," he explains. And another detail; the hook always facing inwards to facilitate its placement. If we also hang the garments from longest to shortest to our right and we do it by color, Ixone Iriarte gives us cum laude registration. "That would already be a top closet," jokes the expert.

Shelves and drawers

Next step, order shelves and drawers. Shoes, bags and hats "always on the shelves." Also the winter sweaters, which will be folded horizontally and never in two piles (one in front and one behind) for that maxim that what is not seen does not exist. In the case of shoes, it is advisable to adapt the height of the shelves so that they best fit our needs. "High boots, for example, can be stored with a pool noodle tucked into the shaft so they don't lose their shape or hung from a bar with a special hanger," explains Iriarte.

Jeans, t-shirts, pajamas, underwear, sportswear, socks and even accessories such as scarves or belts will go in the vertically folded drawers. Learn this technique well because it will be a real find for you. "In addition to optimizing space, placing the shirts or pants vertically allows you to see everything you have at a glance and also you don't need to dismantle a tower of clothes to get the garment you need," adds Ixone.

And what do we do with all those clothes for special occasions or seasons (skiing, mountaineering, carnivals...)? "Well, we also fold it vertically, we put it in a box, we label it and in the attic of the closet, which is where we should put the clothes that we use the least," recommends the expert. Of course, before we start buying hangers, boxes and dividers like crazy, we must be very clear about what we really need, in addition to having measured the spaces to get the most out of it.

As with diets, the hardest thing about organizing your closet is keeping it that way for the rest of the year. «We cannot fall into the trap of filling the spaces that we have already lightened. And it is also very important that in our day-to-day life, the chair in the bedroom does not become a second wardrobe”, he points out. One last piece of advice: take a before and after photo and see how it motivates you.


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