Hi loves! Happy Monday! Since it is halfway through October, and fall weather is in full swing here in New England, I thought I would share this guest post with seven tips and tricks to declutter your wardrobe, written by Demi Giles! Hope you like it, and list any other tips you might have in the comments below! I had to recently declutter my wardrobe (and am still in the process of it!) since moving last month, getting rid of clothes that I haven’t worn in a while and making space for new pieces!
The beginning of every new season is a great time to have a fresh start to many things. Why don’t you start this season by decluttering your wardrobe? Yeah, yeah, I know that sorting the mess in your closet is a scary thing but you can use the following seven tips and tricks which will help you to make this process much easier to handle.
Pull out everything
The first step is the most important one. Pull every single piece of clothing out of the wardrobe. What better way to organize your closet than having a clean space to start with? Throw everything on the bed and start the greatest analyzing you have done in the past few months. Separate the clothes you want to keep from those you want to throw away or donate.
Take care of your wardrobe
Now that you have emptied your wardrobe you can clean it properly so that you can be ready for the new season. A great way to achieve good result and make the positive effect of the cleaning last longer is to use your own DIY green solution.
The ingredients that you will need for this cleaner are one cup of water, one cup of white vinegar and about ten drops of lavender oil. Mix them all together in a spray bottle and dampen a clean cloth with the solution. Wipe the walls of your wardrobe and let it air dry for a few minutes before you put your clothes back in. Not only this solution is wonderful for disinfecting, but the lavender oil is a great insect repellent and it can protect your clothes from moths.
Be honest with yourself
You are probably one of the many people who claim that they don’t keep anything useless in their wardrobe. But let’s be honest, there is hardly ever a woman who is not guilty of keeping that old pair of jeans which can become trendy again or there is a dress which can totally fit you if you keep the diet you have always wanted to start.
When decluttering the wardrobe it is important to be honest with yourself. Ask the questions you are despising so much. Have you worn this piece of clothing in the recent year, how does this item make you feel when you put it on, does it fit and has it been out of fashion for the last few years? If you answer truthfully to those questions you will be able to make your choice easily.
Make the decluttering a fun event
Why don’t you invite your best friends over and have fun while laughing at your embarrassing and fun clothing history. Having your girlfriends around will make everything more lighthearted and they can help you to decide what you can keep and what should go out the door.
Trust the basics
When you are having a hard time to decide what clothing you should keep and what will be more appreciated by someone else, you can always keep the simple pieces of clothing. Trends are short-lived and you should save the clothes you feel most comfortable in and wear often. Actually, the truth is you don’t need a lot of clothes in your wardrobe. All you need is a few items which you can combine in a different way and have outfits which fit you well and you feel good while wearing them.
Use a colour coordinating system
It might take some extra effort while organizing your wardrobe but if you store your clothes according to their colour this will help you a lot to avoid the clutter. Sorting your clothing items by colour can not only help you to find quickly that favourite red dress of yours but you can also see easily what you are missing and with what you have gone a little overboard. If one colour of the rainbow is overpowering the rest of the spectrum, you might restrict yourself from buying new items in that same colour.
Sell or donate
It is time to accept the fact that the pieces of clothings which are in the pile of abandon clothes might be more appreciated by someone else. You can sell some of the things you don’t wear anymore and if you don’t want to deal with bargains, you can always donate your clothes. This is much easier and faster and you can finally finish with the decluttering of your wardrobe.
Have a great week ahead! Have you decluttered your closet yet?