A way to keep clothing from cluttering up your life and taking over your bed room is to have only a basic wardrobe. Stocking your closet with essential pieces limits frustration and saves you time and energy. The basic wardrobe is a little less trickier for men than it is for women. Still, what is basic for a man in his thirties who works in corporate environment is very different from what is basic for a man in his sixties who is retired?

Climates, social demands, and fashion preferences also weigh into the differences. The types and sizes of items needing organization, such as ties, belts, and pants present men with different closet storage needs. The approach to an organized closet involves first removing all items from the closet to assess which are worth organizing and which are beyond usability and need to be donated or thrown away, Here we examine some solutions for organizing the items that are often unorganized or strewn about in men’s closets


Men’s wardrobes often consist of a hodgepodge of pants, dress shirts, suits, blazers and casual attire arranged in no popular way. Having both an upper and a lower clothes hanging rod is a good strategy, since the length among different types of male clothing tend to be similar. Establish order by grouping cloths in categories, such as trousers together, similar shirts together and so on. To protect the shape of garments and maintain an orderly appearance, button at least the top buttons of your button-down shirts and use matching hangers.


Though women are notorious for having an abundance of shoes, many men have their own vast collections too; spanning from flip flops to loafers, tennis shoes to dress shoes. They can be organized in numerous ways, on a shelf above hanging clothes, over the door, on low stackable shelves, to name a few. The key to remember is that you must create enough storage space to hold all of the shoes you own. Even a stray pair without a place can lead to abandoning you organization scheme in the future.

  • TIES

Ties are the seemingly insignificant accessories that are often overlooked in closet organization. But any item that can create clutter needs a permanent place, and ties are no exception. Tie racks are excellent for organization purposes, but also keep ties from creasing while simplifying the process of selection a tie.


Like ties, belts need a belt rack or other logical means of storage. Leaving belts in pants is not a good idea for organization, as they are not easy to find and can cause pants to lose their shape. One option is to invest in a combination belt and tie rack, which keeps accessories tofether and streamlines the selection process.


Most men have more than just the items in the categories above shared in their closets. Think about the other closets and storage areas throughout your home that may provide alternative storage for items that do not necessarily need to be stored in the bedroom. Regardless of which space you use, just make sure you have a permanent place for everything. Once your closet is neatly organized, you  are ready for the hard part – KEEPING IT THAT WAY! Develop the good habit of returning items to their designated spaces, to prevent going through this process again this process again all too soon.

BY Segun Quadri (MODEMEN ISSUE 0010)