WARDROBE TIP FOR LOCATING HARD TO FIND CLOTHING ITEMS
Recently I was asked this question: –
How can I easily find what I am looking for when I have a number of pieces in the same dark neutral?
This question prompted me to think about finding a solution to make it less frustrating and save time when trying to locate hard to find clothing items.
No matter how well organised and decluttered your wardrobe maybe it can sometimes be quite frustrating when you are trying to locate a particular clothing piece amongst other similar colours. This is particularly difficult when looking for dark neutrals. Clothes that are coloured or patterned do not seem to be as hard to find because there is more differentiation in colour, feel and look.
This was also a frustration I faced when I wanted to wear black. Most of my black clothing was of similar lengths, texture and fabric. Trying to find the item I wanted would sometimes result in a wardrobe tantrum or a mass of black clothing on my bed.
WHAT WAS THE SOLUTION FOR LOCATING HARD TO FIND ITEMS OF CLOTHING
Over the last few weeks I have implemented a tagging system pictured below. This is definitely making it easier to locate my black clothing. The trialling of this new system was done with 10 pieces of black clothing and will be extended to include the other black items.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
This tagging system is a coat hanger ID which is making it easier, saving time and definitely less frustrating when I am choosing a black piece of clothing. This is the process I went through:-
- took a photo of desired clothing
- downloaded and labelled each by it’s brand
- printed, cut out and laminated each photo to ensure it would be durable and stand the test of time
- trialled a number of different ways to attach photo to coat hanger – decided on using wool to tie it to the coat hanger
- rehung items in wardrobe
- use the photos to find the wanted item of clothing
- replace clothing onto it’s matching coat hanger
This does take some time to set up and get used to but has been worth it. Will now be following these steps for the untagged black clothing in the wardrobe.
WHAT IS YOUR WARDROBE TIP FOR LOCATING HARD TO FIND CLOTHING ITEMS?