The Ultimate Guide to Organize Your Wardrobe in Lockdown
I know this lockdown is a state of boredom. No matter how much we work from home, do the daily chores, we’re finding enough of the leisure which we used to crave for when we used to step out of the home. And within these one month this too much of attentive leisure is giving us the feeling that we loved the “workaholic” mode of ourselves.
So just like I have taken up blogging as a hobby and will be coming up frequently every week - I think I will like you to sare some interesting and funny things that can really jig you up in the lockdown.
The first blog amidst this pandemic situation will be on how to organize your wardrobe. Yes, I have brought you an Ultimate Guide. Under the lockdown you cannot give yourself the excuse “I am too busy”. This is the perfect time to rearrange your wardrobe, trust me.
Decluttering your wardrobe is one of the eco-cleaning and sustainable ways to make use of the time in the lockdown period. Why do I say so? Well, look at your bedroom if it is accumulated with an array of rarely used objects which you cannot even dispose of - clearing the clutter is the only way to reduce your stress. Moreover, a bedroom with unnecessary clutters can cause improper sleep and disrupt your life.
So let me get started -
#1. Throw those junks away
The first step would be to remove all the unworn clothes and accessories like shoes, belts, hats and so on. You can keep it in a box to donate later or simply toss them away. Avoid storing clothes or things with holes, tears, rips and any other damage thinking them to mend later. Rather make a box to keep this unkept clothes and we can have another blog on turning out interesting assets made out of the worn out stuff. Disposing such clothes will make it convenient enough to search and look for the suitable dress, saree or accessory any time.
#2. Fight the moths
As you have pulled out the clothes from the clothes, so before putting them or arranging them into dress types it's time to take some measures against those endless moths. There are some pesky moths that damage clothes. You might find large holes in your clothes that make it beyond repair, especially in vintage clothing like the old banarasi silk sarees of your mum. It’s because moths just love clothes made of natural fibres, and they won't gather a moss to know how expensive they are for you. So prevent them - fill a linen drawstring bag or pop socks with dried lavender and hand them inside the wardrobe.
#3. Choice of hangers
We come across a number of hangers in the market, so consider your choices wisely. Those slim velvet hangers you have bought the other day they should be for the lighter clothes only like silk or chiffon sarees. Wooden hangers are best for the suits and heavyweight coats or the zari filled sarees. For skirts and trousers it is better to use clip hangers.
#4. Manage the space
Not everyone has a large wardrobe, so space management should be a part of your organizational skill. If you do not have enough space in your wardrobe to hang all of your clothes and store the seasonal items like woollen clothes or summer clothes in a box separately. In the spring and summer you can pop your winter wardrobe in the moth protective bags and store them under your bed or put them in the loft.
#5. It’s time to ORGANIZE
No, I wont set any hard and fast rules to organize the wardrobe. It’s all on your personal preference. Arrange as it works for you. Consider your space and see how you’d like to see your clothes, like where you want to see your silk sarees and will you like to organize clothes or your sarees by color, category or season.
Once you are done with these five easy steps - have a look at your wardrobe - TADAAAAAH - it looks for clutter-free, neat and tidy. Once again you have all the control on them. You will be cal, focused and on the top of the world and have killed your time in a fruitful way.
Lockdown days will soon end till then stay safe from the Coronavirus threat! Stay home, stay protected!
Sumana Bhattacharya completed her Masters in Economics from the University of Calcutta & was working with the Department of Education, Govt. of West Bengal to provide training to the teachers in Government Schools. She moved to USA in 2005 after getting married & is the mother of 2 kids. She is the one that drives IndyVogue every day, every hour, every minute and every second. Salute to her and her undying spirit.
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