It’s that time of year again – it’s time for a spring clean out. Now, if you’re anything like us, the thought of refreshing our house is so welcomed. That is until, the dreaded moment, where you look inside your closet.
The good news is; the more you clean out, the more brand new clothes you can fit in. However, that doesn’t make the entire process any stressful.
The motto “out with the old, and in with the new” always seems so difficult to apply to your wardrobe, because everybody knows that fashion makes a full circle.
I might not be a complete pro at it, but I always succeed in cleaning out my wardrobe. How do I do it? Follow these simple 5 steps.
The 3 Piles
Yes, the 3 piles apply to the rest of your wardrobe. Sort your clothes out into piles of:
- Keep – I want to wear and keep these
- Donate – Somebody else would love these a lot more than me
- Trash – This belongs nowhere but the garbage
This is a great way to put everything into perspective. Also, you have to be super harsh on yourself. As a general rule of thumb, if I’ve forgotten a piece even existed, it belongs in the donation pile. It obviously deserves a better home.
Sell Some Of Your Clothes
Recently, I’ve been adding the fourth pile. These are the items that I do really love but don’t really wear. For example, I bought a black silk dress after falling in love with it. Every single event that passed, I contemplated wearing it; but it just wasn’t the one for me.
I started a Depop, and that black dress, along with many other items of clothing have been sold. Giving me a little more cash, and a lot more space in my wardrobe.
Okay, now it’s time to tackle the cobwebs. How often do you really scrub behind all the heaps of clothes that you have?
I’ve also used this time to completely change my wardrobe, with a nice little trip to Ikea. It’s a perfect time.
I also always add a few cupboard air fresheners into my wardrobe and drawers. Just while it’s empty. It just makes sure that your garments still smell fresh.
Take A Shopping Trip
This is entirely optional, but getting rid of tonnes of clothes deserves to end in a little treat. Sometimes, this means just replacing some of your pieces that needed to be thrown away, often it means buying new pieces that you love..
I will recommend one thing; shop for staples. Don’t buy a dress that you will wear once and then forget about, buy a shirt that you will wear at least once a week.
This is my favourite part. Organising. Probably because I’m a bit of a control freak, nevertheless, I love it.
I sort my cupboard out from trousers > jumpers > dresses > blazers. Not only that, but every single drawer has a specific category in it. For example, tops in one and shorts in the other.
I even try to colour code.
I hope these little hints and tips helped you out a tiny bit. Do you have any suggestions? Please, chime in.