How to de-clutter and organise your spring/summer wardrobe
Spring is nearly here although it didn’t feel like it this morning. So now is a good time to start planning your spring/summer wardrobe and clearing what you no longer need and buying new pieces to fill in the gaps.
So where do I start?
You need to start by de-cluttering what you no longer need. Now you do need to be honest here!! When did I last wear it? If you have not worn it for a while there must be a reason. Is it something you take out of the wardrobe and put back deciding to wear something else instead? If so, you need to ask these questions, Do I love it? Does it fit me? Does it make me look great? and Does it make me feel good to wear it? If you answer No to any of those questions it needs to go. Has a garment just go too old and is looking washed out, ( t shirts often only last a season) perhaps it no longer fits you as you are not as slim as you used to be but either way you do need to be honest as you don’t want a wardrobe full of clothes that you are never going to wear as you won’t be able to see the ones that you do. Try not to feel too guilty I you have paid a lot for something and think it is wasteful as if you re not going to wear it again it needs to go. Ask yourself this question If I were shopping today would I buy this? If the answer is NO then out it goes.
What shall I do with all my unwanted clothes?
There are lots of things you can do, firstly you need to sort into several piles
- Items for the dry cleaners ( mending/cleaning)
- Items that are good enough to sell
- Charity shop bag
- Items for rubbish that can also be taken to a charity shop as rags
Items that are good enough to sell on can on try eBay or your local Facebook selling page. Or I Know a couple of local dress agencies that will sell your items for you and take a percentage of the sale. This way if you have any named items you will at least get something back or them.
What if there are some items I can’t bear parting with?
We all have items that have a personal reason for wanting to keep, with an emotional tie, these you can do one of two things either put away in a box somewhere and if in six months you have not missed it you might be ready to then let it go, or what some people do is take a picture of it and then let it go.
It is a known fact that we as women wear 20% of your wardrobe 80% of the time
How great would it feel if you opened your wardrobe and everything in it you loved to wear. How easy it would be to decide what to wear each day, knowing you will look and feel fabulous in all your clothes.
Most of all have fun, de-cluttering will make you feel so good afterwards and it gives you an excuse to go shopping and buy some new key pieces. We are looking to build a wardrobe with less clothes but make more outfits.
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