With Christmas a distant memory and spring soon approaching (well, kind of), now’s the time to get more organised and freshen up for the new year. Everyone talks about ‘no buy January’, and how they’re attempting not to buy anything new for a month, but how about trying to include this mindset into your everyday life and not just for January? You could declutter your wardrobe and whip together some outfits you may have forgotten you have, AND it will make you feel better and less cluttered.
So, how do you declutter your wardrobe? Here are my 5 top tips.
- Take everything out. The best way to start is to take everything out of your wardrobe so you have an empty space. As you remove each piece, have a think about how you feel about the item and if you love it, hate it, or are not sure?
- Create 3 piles. Have a pile for stuff you definitely want to keep and will wear again, create a pile for items you haven’t worn, will never wear, or is faulty and place each piece into each pile accordingly.
- Once your 3 piles are complete, put all the items back you want to keep in colour order and in order of what you wear more often (this will make it easier to dress in the morning). Once back in, have a think about different ways you can wear each piece.
- For all the pieces you no longer want, but are still in good condition, pack up and donate to your local charity shop. Someone else can then benefit from the clothes you no longer wear, whilst doing your bit for slow fashion AND charity.
- Repeat all the above steps each season and for all wardrobes and draws you have. Once you get started you won’t want to stop!
Not to hard eh? So, if you feel guilty about letting some pieces go, don’t. It’ll give you more space and bring joy to someone else’s life. If you need any help – please visit my website here. www.laurenjoblingstyling.co.uk.
Inspired to declutter your wardrobe? Be sure to donate your pre-loved items to your local Barnardo’s.
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