As a Colour & Style Coach I am going to start by clearing the clutter in your bedroom but please do not stop there. Why not work your way through your whole house one room at a time. It is like lifting a huge load from your shoulders, not 0nly does it clear the energy in the room, but it will make it easier to find things, remind you of what you already have and make a more relaxing and tidy space to sleep in. So here are my ideas on how to clear the clutter in your wardrobe.
Firstly clear the room with all the decorative items and start by giving your bedroom a good clean. This room should be a relaxing and calm place to go to, so no brightly coloured walls, choose nice warm nautual colours and if you still like to add some bright colours do so in the lampshades, cusions or accessories. Once the room is clean put back but remember less is more and try to go for the minimalistic look to make the room look as light and airy as possible. Make sure your bedside table is clear and not piled high with papers. Don’t leave your clothes lying around on backs of chairs etc, if they are clean enough to wear again put them back in the wardrobe. The same goes for shoes and boots.
Now, start by empting the wardrobe and have a good look at what you have, you may find that you have several pairs of black trousers for arguments sake, do you need to keep all of them? Once your wardrobe has been organised you will be able to see at a glance what you have and then you will know what you need to buy and or replace. Don’t keep clothes that you can no longer get into hoping that you will one day, if you do loose some weight then you will want to buy yourself some new items.
Sort into piles
- Rubbish – clothes that are worn out and not worth re-cycling
- Charity Shop
- Sell or pass on
Now what you need to ask yourself
- Do you love it?
- Does it fit me?
- Does it make me feel good?
- Is it in a colour and style to suit me?
If you answer No to any of these questions, then it has to go. If you have an emotional attachment to something and you really can’t let it go, then perhaps pack it away in a box and re- look in 6 months time and see how you feel then. It is good to work on a one in one out basis and regulary cull your wardrobe every season. Anything that you have not worn for a year you should question. There are lots of ways to re-cycle your clothes and if you have any nearly new or designer clothes that you feel are too good for your charity shop why not try selling on Ebay, Facebook and other sales sites and this will then give you some cash to reinvest in some new items. Sometimes it is a good idea to have a friend with you when you do this to give you an honest opinion.
The key is how you put your clothes back
I like to store my clothes by colour and store like with like. Jumpers and t/shirts are best stored folded flat to save that poke on the top of the sleeve and shoes in boxes. If you have a look on my Pinterest storeage board there are some great storeage ideas on there. You can put hooks on the wall for all of your costume jewellery and dividers in your drawers for your underwear. I have clear shoe boxes for all of my shoes stacked up in my wardrobe so I can see what is inside. This way you can see at a glance what you have.
One idea I suggest to my busy clients is to put their work outfits together in the wardrobe, the dress on a hanger with the jacket or cardigan hanging over the top with also the necklace or scarf you are going to wear with it. This makes dressing so easy in the mornings and you never have that debate as to what you are going to wear that day.
So I hope that has given you some ideas on how to clear the clutter in your wardrobe.
I am a Colour & Style Coach based in Chelmsford Essex. You can follow me on Facebook where I regulary post with style updates. If you would like to have a chat and find out how I can help you please call me on 07786 632798 or email me firstname.lastname@example.org or visit my website www.colourworx.me