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New Year, New Look! Revamp Your Wardrobe for 2013



Black womanNow that 2013 is finally here it’s time to get back to some serious business – work, new relationships and SHOPPING! With all the new and cool stuff we are getting this new year it’s almost impossible to store it all up in your wardrobe without calling your ‘furniture guy’. We know you have to sort out shoes, hats, tops, jackets, scarves, jewelry…phew! Just listing them is exhausting; so here are a few cool tips to help you create more room out of none.

1. Clear out your clutter – Clear out the old clothes you don’t use anymore to make room for new clothes.  Remember that there are some clothes you can transform, so be careful with what you discard.

2. Change the pattern of placing your shoes – Your shoes are your feet’s best friends so they need to be treated as such. Instead of placing both pairs of your shoes facing the same direction, try placing them in opposites, this is for optimal utilization of space and make room for new ‘best friends’

3. Choose the right hangers – When hanging your clothes it is always important to get the right hangers that maintain your clothes shape and help economize your space. The best ones to use are the slim-line hangers. They’re really slim so they give you more room. They come in different shapes for different clothing, and have Velcro material that hold your clothes in place to prevent them from slipping and falling off during storage. Oh! and if you’ve got those chunky wooden hangers, they’re be perfect for your foyer closet. It gives off a professional look.

4. Sort out your accessories –  Accessories do a lot and it can be very frustrating having them lie about unattended. To get them organized, sort out your jewellery and place them in a drawer with internal demarcators so chains, earrings and the rest can have their own storage space. Take belts, scarves and lay them straight in a drawer; they take up less room that way.

5. Always hang your favorites – There’s no reason why our wardrobes shouldn’t have a VIP section.Our frocks and favorite pieces need to be stored folded as the weight from possible beading or sequins can distort shoulders or stretch the straps if hung.

Jennifer ‘Penshy’ Obiuwevbi is a writer/copywriter/content developer. She studied Mass Communication at Babcock University; where she co-hosted a radio show. She loves to write, live life, play dress up and is ‘Adele’ at heart. Follow her at @penshy and to find out more.

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  1. nems

    January 16, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Great idea…fliping the shoes in opposite direction! Very handy article for spring cleaning. Thanks Penshy

    • mawa

      January 18, 2013 at 1:50 pm

      loved that tip too….

  2. Bleed blue

    January 16, 2013 at 4:30 pm


  3. Nifesimi Folaranmi

    January 16, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    Thanks for the tips.

  4. Msunderstood

    January 16, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    Great ideas. My accessories just lie there for months, I forget i have some of them.

  5. Aibee

    January 16, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    Now, if only I had a closet. Alas, I have a wardrobe in the room I share with my sisters. The special shoes go into shoeboxes with mothballs (aka camphor) while the everyday shoes and saldals are arranged neatly under the bed. The accessories? They go into wooven jewellery boxes which are in the drawer right beside my clutch purses and documents. As for the belts? Why? They are on a hanger in my wardrobe.
    Now if only I had a closet like the one in this Article. Hmmmm. Maybe when I build/buy my dream home, then I can turn a whole room into a closet.

    • Aibee

      January 16, 2013 at 5:02 pm


  6. xoxo

    January 16, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    This would have worked for me if I had as many clothes, shoes and accessories as shown in these pictures. Ghana must go to my rescue jare…….

  7. George rocker

    January 16, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    koool… change of wardrobe ….

  8. fashionandstylepolice

    January 16, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    Cool ideas. Thanks for the wonderful tips.

  9. iamfascinating

    January 17, 2013 at 7:57 am

    so true,

  10. Izzi

    January 17, 2013 at 10:42 am

    Haba at xoxo…..

  11. amarachi

    January 17, 2013 at 11:07 am

    thanks 4 dis

  12. wowww!

    January 17, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    I can’t imagine one person having all that accessories! For real??

  13. funmziee

    January 18, 2013 at 5:24 am

    lol @ Aibee, but to be honest most people don’t have such spaces in their home to create a wardrobe like the one in the article it is clearly a personal inbuilt wardrobe, like Aibee said when I have my own home I shall also require a wardrobe like that instead of buying one from Argos. These techniques are quite helpful in keeping the room tidy.

  14. Mosope

    January 28, 2013 at 8:22 am

    Nice! There’s no reason why my wardrobe shouldn’t have a VIP section. I love the shoe tips too.

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