Messy Wardrobe? My Easy Clearing Tips Can Help

OK, so today I’m going to reveal how I manage to keep on top of a very real problem for fashion lovers - the state of their wardrobe. There’s no doubt that buying new clothes can develop into something of a habit, and that means there could be wardrobe trouble ahead.

There’s an easy way to find out if you have a problem. If you open your overflowing closet every day and have to hack your way through tons of fabric but still can’t find anything to wear, it’s an issue, OK?

But what can you do about it? Well, it’s pretty easy. Set aside a day in your diary and get ready to be as ruthless as you possibly can. We’re going to whip that wardrobe right into shape - and here’s how to do it.

Take everything out
Take every last piece of clothing out of your wardrobe - including your shoes, underwear, coats and anything else that you keep in there. Put them on the bed, and create some space on the floor. You will also need some strong plastic bags or washing bags, whatever is easiest for you to lay your hands on.

Make some rules
Now comes the hard part. Before you even start looking at your clothes, you will need to come up with some rules. It’s up to you which ones you choose, but I tend to use the following. First of all, do the clothes still fit you? Next, do you even like them, and have you worn them at some point within the last year? And finally, are they seasonal? Once you have your questions down, it’s time to get serious.

The big decisions
It’s time to become entirely emotionless because you are going to have to make some tough decisions. We’ll start with the easy ones, though. Any clothes that you don’t like anymore, or even that you are unsure about need to go. Fill up a bag and label them for the charity store of your choice. Next, take everything that you don’t fit into. Realistically, are you going to do that weight loss program? The chances are if you haven’t squeezed into it by now, you aren’t going to. So, get rid of it. Should you lose the weight, you can always treat yourself to a few new pieces anyway. Say a final goodbye as you pop them into your bags. And, get them to your charity store as quickly as possible before you change your mind.

Seasonal changes
The next step is a little easier on the soul. Split everything up into three different groups. Spring and summer, autumn and winter, and all year round. So, you should end up with some wardrobe staples that never leave, and the two seasonal batches you can rotate. You can either keep them in your attic or basement, or you can rent out some storage. Rates are pretty cheap at the moment - have a look at Dollar Storage for a good idea of what it will cost.

Put everything back
There you have it - a clean, functional, and fully rotatable wardrobe. It will be easier to find your clothes, and with less choice, you’ll find yourself getting dressed a lot quicker. Simple, huh?


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