Since my house is less than 200 SQ FT, I don’t have a closet.
Instead, I currently have a three drawer dresser from Ikea that I am pretty sure was meant for children. It is 2’ x 2’ and contains all of my clothes. This sounds like a horror story to some, but it takes me much less time to figure out what I should wear compared to when I had a walk-in closet.
Here are some tips for minimal clothing storage and keep up your sense of style.
Tip #1: Find clothing that doesn’t need to be ironed as much.
Most of my dress shirts are made of materials that should still be ironed but don’t have to be. For the most part, if my dress shirts are left un-ironed, they still look good and it’s fairly unnoticed if they aren’t ironed. This way I can fold them without having to worry about unstylish creases in my clothing.
Tip #2: Go Kondo!
Marie Kondo is the author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. When you have next to no space, you have to sort and fold your clothes like Marie Kondo.
Tip #3: Mix and match – everything!
Having a couple pairs of pants that are different colors or washes will help you have some variety in your closet. Being able to mix and match different tops and bottoms is a basic rule of fashion, but especially applies to a tiny closet.
Tip #4: Get comfortable rewearing your outfits.
It is okay to rewear your outfits, even if it is within a shorter window of time. It can be hard to have a different outfit every day for a long period of time, because a tiny space doesn’t allow for that much closet storage.
Hardly anyone notices when you are wearing the same outfit as last Monday, and even if they do notice, they likely won’t say anything or think much of it at all.
(Who cares anyway, you put yourself together today. Go you!)