Now we’ve all got a little more time on our hands you might be thinking its a perfect time to get round to that wardrobe decluttering you’ve been putting off. The weather is starting to get warmer & well while you have got those extras days at home you may as well have a spring clean; clothes edition.
I know full well how overwhelming it can feel & if you’re like me you may have a lot of clothes to shuffle through so where do you start?
Here’s a few simple tips to get you going & hopefully help you be a little more cutthroat with your wardrobe!
Put some solid time aside to declutter your wardrobe
Okay I’m not saying you have to do it all in one go but you will need to set aside a good amount of time. Decluttering your wardrobe will take time & only you can work that out based on your clothes.
When I did my last reorganisation I took pretty much half a day to get it all sorted. Luckily now it would take a lot less time because its more about removing stuff, moving stuff round & saying buh-bye to clothes I still haven’t worn.
Pull out all your clothes even those in storage
If you really want to declutter than you’ve got to face your shopping addiction & lay it all out in front of you.
Trust me its so much easier to just drag out those clothes in storage & do them at the same time than leaving that for later. You may never get round to them & well you may be missing out on hidden gems that need to be in your wardrobe.
Sort them into categories
Here’s where the fun starts & the stress!
Make categories for your clothes. I also go for; keep, store, donate, sell & rubbish. The donate & sell pile tends to be grouped together & sorted at a later date just cause it makes my brain feel like there’s less work.
Go through your clothes honestly & admit to yourself that its not worth keeping hold of those jeans that used to fit you or that dress you thought you’d wear but never have.
Think seasonal & think about those clothes you always reach for. Those are the clothes that will return to your wardrobe!
Be realistic with your expectations
Wardrobe decluttering is stressful & you have to be realistic with yourself.
You won’t get rid off all the clothes you should & some clothes you won’t want to get rid of no matter what.
Guess what?? That’s fine!!
Just work on slowly easing yourself into getting rid of more. Be honest with what needs to go back into your wardrobe & what can go into storage for a later date.
Organise your wardrobe the best way that suits you
I have an open plan wardrobe so I’m quite pedantic about how it’s organised. All the clothes I’m keeping get organised in sections with the clothes I wear the most (jumpsuits/dungarees) at the front & the ones I wear the least (blazers/jackets) at the back.
I then have sections of folded clothes so the jeans/shorts & the jumpers below so I can pull outfits together from my wardrobe really quickly.
I still have drawers separate for my underwear & the rest of my folded clothes. I class the rest of my folded bottoms as in storage cause I don’t really reach for them but I can always grab them if I fancy.
All my going out out clothes & least worn bits are in boxes at the bottom of my wardrobe.
Reevaluate your wardrobe in a few weeks
The best way to really wardrobe declutter is by reevaluating it regularly. Looking at those clothes you still haven’t worn & those clothes that never leave storage.
Soon enough you’ll part with them & you’ll find you have much more storage for other fun things.
There is a trick I’ve seen where you put all your hanger in backwards initially & then when you rehang something you’ve worn you put it the right way around so you can see what you do & don’t wear!
So there’s a few tips to help you get started with your wardrobe declutter & I hope you feel a little less overwhelmed by it. I promise its so worth having a sorted wardrobe & you’ll discovered some amazing hidden gems along the way.