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1. For the men
Instead of crowding your ties onto a hanger, loosely roll them up and store them out of direct sunlight in a drawer to prevent the colours from fading. This lets you see, at a glance, what you have.
2. One in, one out
To avoid an overcrowded wardrobe, and to force you to think more carefully the next time you buy something, remove and discard one item from your closet first before adding something new.
3. Arrange by height
On your vanity, organise your perfume bottles by height – tallest in the back row, shortest in front – so you can see them clearly. Store fragrances in a cool, dark place away from humidity.
4. Have a bird's eye view
Don’t chuck your favourite accessories in a drawer. Put them on display and you’ll use them more regularly.
6. Pair like with like
Sort your clothes into categories – for example, sleeveless, short-sleeved, long-sleeved – then organise each group by colour.
7. Put it back where it belongs
Now that your accessories drawer or tray is organised, keep up the good work by returning your rings/necklaces to their designated places at the end of the day.
8. Don’t keep your handbags in dustbags
Instead, stuff each designer bag with acid-free tissue paper to keep its shape and place it upright on a shelf in a dry, cool area.
9. The smart hanger trick
Turn all your hangers around so the hooks point towards you (yes, the “wrong” way around). After you wear something, put the cleaned item back in the cupboard with the hook facing the “normal” way. In six months, any hanger still facing the wrong way represents an item you haven’t worn and should be donated or discarded.