Decluttering might be exactly what you and your wardrobe may need right now.
However, does the thought of decluttering your wardrobe overwhelm you? We know the feeling. Thinking that we might need a barely worn item for that next special occasion is the driving force that keeps us holding onto them.
Decluttering your wardrobe could be a life-changing experience with some added benefits: It makes getting dressed in the morning so much easier and chances are you may find yourself wearing items you previously could never find, due to the mess. Trust us, by the time you’re done you might want to take on the whole house.
So get the bubbly ready (you’re going to need it) and get started with these 5 easy ways.
1. Call A Friend
Cleaning out your closet alone can be boring. It’s helpful to get a second opinion on what to donate and what still looks good. So call a friend for moral support. We know that letting go of some items will take some convincing.
2. Ask yourself these Questions
This may seem a bit awkward at first, but darling, it can be so rewarding once accomplished – ask yourself the following questions which will have a positive effect on your wardrobe.
- How did I feel the last time I wore this item?
- Is upkeep for this piece a pain? (e.g. do I have to iron this every time I wear it, does it stain easily, is it dry clean only?
- Is this a representation of my ‘fantasy self’? or will I actually wear it?
- Do I need to be a certain weight to wear this and feel good in it?
3. Create A Yes, No And Maybe Pile
This will make sorting through your clothing so much easier, the hardest part will be the ‘maybe’ pile. That’s when your questions, a friend, and some bubbly come into play, especially if there’s some emotional attachment to a clothing item. But we can assure you that the chances of you missing those items will be 0 to none.
4. Donate or Resell
‘One man’s trash is another man’s treasure’. Reselling your clothing items it’s a good way to add to your savings. Find a second-hand boutique and sell it. However, there’s another option you can also try; donate your unwanted clothing items to the less fortunate and this is a pretty good idea, there’s always someone in need.
5. Early Edit And Make it Often
Keep a donate bag close by. We know as time passes you stumble across an item that just does not do it for you anymore. Throw it in the bag immediately when that happens. There’s no need to hold onto something you don’t 100% like and know you are going to wear, someone else may just love it. Plus, you’re making room for more.