Winter! Some people love it, some people hate it. From wooly jumpers to cosy jackets, it’s the perfect time to step it up a notch and try something different with new style trends. The only issue is your wardrobe, like mine, ends up bursting at the seams with all the new clothes on offer. We can’t help it! It’s also the perfect excuse to declutter and organise your wardrobe.
Here are some of my top tips to make sure your wardrobe is neat and tidy this season!
#1 Come Prepared
Ever find yourself half-way through cleaning your room, knee deep in piles of clothing and regretting your decision? The best way to combat this is choosing a day to organise your wardrobe where you have minimal errands planned and can designate 2-3 hours to the task. That way you won’t feel distracted or overwhelmed. Make sure to also have essentials like shopping bags for items you don’t want to keep, a tape measure for measuring out space for new storage options and a full-length mirror to try on clothing and determine what items you want to keep.
#2 Consider External Storage Options
Something a lot of people forget is that we do not need all of our clothing in our wardrobe at the same time. This may include items like endless amounts of bikinis and beachwear. It might be a good idea to place them in storage to create extra space and less clutter. Companies such as Hire Storage are great to use. It is a secured facility that is monitored 24/7, centrally located and accessible 6 days a week, has the convenience to store from a few days to years, and is affordable. The removalists collect your belongings, safely store it, and will return it to you when you are ready. It makes moving and storing just that much easier and less stressful knowing you have professionals to help you out.
#3 Be Ruthless
Let’s be honest, we all find ourselves clinging onto items we don’t need “just in case” Decluttering and organising your wardrobe is the perfect time to say goodbye to this habit. The best way to do this is remove all items from your wardrobe and make three piles; one for items you want to keep, one for items you are unsure of and one for items you definitely do not want. This way you can start building your wardrobe from scratch and keep it minimalistic. For the items you are unsure of, you can then add them to your external storage.
#4 Donate Unwanted Items
Have you considered that clearing out your wardrobe could mean doing something good for others? With the items you do not want, consider donating the suitable ones to charity. With heaps of clothing being put into landfill a year, you are doing something good for other whilst also contributing to the environment. Another way to do it is to have a clothing sale and donate all proceeds to a charity of your choice.
Have you been doing any decluttering while at home?