Getting dressed daily without an organised closet is a nightmare. To top that off, living out of a box when in the hostel might only make things worse. It’s not uncommon to find an overloaded closet at a hostel. With limited closet space, dumping your entire sartorial life into a tiny box may seem like the only option. Regardless of that, if you have a cleanliness OCD then you’re bound to have a perfect closet no matter how small. In case you’re not, and you still want to neatly arrange your space at the hostel, then here’s what you must try to manage your closet.
Tackle space issues
To organise your closet better, first of all, assess the amount of space you have. You may have to share this space with your roommates and so, what you’ve got to keep in mind is to leave some of your stuff at home. Once you’ve roughly gauged the area, start by mentally classifying what and how much can be kept in the limited space. Put this plan into action as soon as you figure it out. Think of ways in which you can utilise every nook and corner in your room. You can use plastic organisers for your stationery, hang stuff against the insides of your door, roll clothes instead of folding them (it also helps avoid creasing btw).
Make it a practice
As easy as it may sound, this is actually the most difficult step. Until you don’t follow a systematic way, which you deem comfortable for yourself, the mess will keep returning time and again. If you’re at a boarding, then this is a must-routine for you. If not, try and work a pattern. Keep in mind something as simple as putting things back in the same place as it was before you picked it up from the closet. For clothing, roll them back into their respective spots after a wash. This will not only ease out organising work, but you’ll also never lose things.