I don’t know about you, but I hate a cluttered and unorganised wardrobe. I try my best to organise my clothes as frequently as possible, but during the morning rush to get ready or the late nights where I’m too tired to give a damn, items tend to be thrown in any old how and everything becomes a cluttered unorganised mess.
I don’t really buy many clothes anymore especially now as I wear a uniform for work and my social life is pretty d u l l right now.. The items I do buy a lot of and spend the most on have to be sportswear! You can never have enough sports bra’s and gym leggings right? Not to mention the crazy amount of Nike trainers that I own.
Lets get started…
Step #1: Remove every single item from your wardrobe.
Rather than going through items one by one in your wardrobe, remove every single item. I usually just pick them all up, throw them on my bed and go onwards from there. Then you have an empty, spacious (for now) wardrobe where you can pick and choose where you want items to go again. I like to separate my clothes into categories, keeping my new and favourite items to the left, and my special occasion clothing more to right. Items I think I won’t wear for a while such a holiday stuff, I put into storage and keep it in my laundry room out the way. This leaves me with a wardrobe full of clothes that I wear on a regular basis.
Step #2: Split your items into 3 sections.
While sorting through your items, now is the time to ask yourself “when did I last wear this?”
The first section will be a definite ‘yes’ pile, the second section will be a ‘maybe’ and the third will be a ‘no’ – the no items you may choose to sell or donate etc.
Step #3: Put similar items together.
I find it useful to put similar items of clothing right next to each other. Looking for a black top? Oh there they all are!
It’s just so much easier to have all your jeans and other trousers together in a line, your tops/vests next to each other as well etc. There’s nothing worse when you can’t find what you’re looking for – usually the vests get hidden behind chunky jumpers, or you can’t find a particular coloured top. As you may have already noticed from the images above, I have a lot of mustard coloured tops (obviously my favourite colour to wear right now) so by putting the different styles in a line, I can easily choose and make a decision quickly which top I want to wear. Plus, it makes your wardrobe look like a rainbow! (That’s unless you wear all black, of course!)
Step #4: Use alternative storage space.
Not everything has to live in your wardrobe, yet so many of us throw everything in there. I like to keep my shoes in a plastic box, especially the ones I don’t wear as often which helps them get clean from dust. You might find that some items you have hanging up don’t necessarily need to be. Put them in a draw or storage box to allow yourself more wardrobe space, just make sure you don’t forget about them!
I’d love to know in the comment box below if you’ve had a wardrobe clear out! Plus I’d love to hear any tips you have for decluttering your stuff!
A 23 year old from the Midlands, always looking to escape her hometown for an adventure.