Regardless of how many clothes you have, it makes good sense to take care of them. This includes washing them appropriately as well as taking care to hang them correctly on the line and ironing when necessary. Don’t forget to repair if needed. The old adage of ‘a stitch in time saves nine’ really does ring true.
Finally, storage is also important. By having less clothes they will be able to easily fit in the available space without being crowded in the hanging space or jammed into already over-stuffed drawers. Ironed clothes will stay looking fresh and crisp for when you are ready to wear them.
Items that are not hung will benefit by being neatly folded. I prefer to fold sweaters and cardigans rather than hanging them as the coathangers tend to leave marks in the shoulders. I chose a cardigan that is quite easy to fold for the purpose of the demonstration, however, this method works well with any cardigan.
I find that folding cardigans can be a challenge, especially when the shoulder seam does not seem to meet the armhole at the natural point of the shoulder. Most of my cardigans contain a degree of cotton so I tend to press them lightly with a warm iron. once they are pressed, this is how I fold them.
This will ensure that when you next wear your cardigan it does not look as though you slept in it nor will it have marks from a coathanger.