Decluttering your wardrobe might seem like a boring task, but once it’s done, you will feel so much more organised. Plus, you can help others by donating the clothes or old vintage jewellery that you don’t want and you could even potentially make some money through selling! Set some time aside to declutter your wardrobe and everyday life will be much easier.
Create Keep, Sell, Donate and Throw Bags
When you are decluttering, take everything out your wardrobe and gradually work through it. You need to decide whether you want to keep the item, sell it, donate it to charity or throw it away if it is poor quality or broken. This will help you to quickly decide where everything will go and it will also encourage you to declutter more unnecessary things. Before you actually throw anything away, consider taking the items to somewhere that accepts scrap fabric. Those clothes might have life in them yet, just in another form!
Use The ‘Year’ Rule
When organising your wardrobe, one way to cut out things you don’t wear is to ask yourself if you have worn the item in the last year. If the answer is no, you should probably get rid of it. Whilst there are exceptions to this rule, such as outfits for special occasions like ball gowns or tuxedos, generally it is a helpful rule.
Give Yourself A Hanger Limit
For each category of clothing, like plain tracksuits or skinny jeans, give yourself a set number of hangers that are dedicated to each of them. Pick your absolute favourite pieces and then it will be easier to sieve out anything else. This will make sure you have a nice varied wardrobe, although of course if you have one particular type of clothing you wear all the time, you would need to assign more hangers to that.
Create A Seasonal Wardrobe
A great way to make some space in your wardrobe is to invest in vacuum pack bags. You can pack away your winter clothes when you don’t need them and vacuum seal them so they won’t get damaged. Then, when the colder months come back around, you can unpack them, wash some if needed and then pack away the summer clothes in the same way. You will immediately double your wardrobe space which is definitely worth the hassle of having to pack clothes away twice a year.
Don’t Forget Your Jewellery!
When you are clearing out your wardrobe, you should also give your jewellery collection a clear out. Get rid of any old or damaged jewellery, and also consider selling or donating other pieces you don’t use very often. This will help to keep things clean and easy to find!
Consider investing in a lovely jewellery stand to hold your most important pieces like family vintage engagement rings or precious necklaces, as this will not only help to preserve them but it will also look great! Remember to keep this jewellery away from anywhere too hot or moist as this could damage it.
So, there you have it! A few simple ways to declutter your wardrobe for a fresh start. Try to be as brutal as possible and it will make everyday life so much easier!