This winter, many of us will be spending a lot more time at home, which is the perfect t opportunity for a wardrobe declutter. Thanks to Marie Kondo, decluttering has become massively popular, with Instagram accounts posting purely declutter content and gaining thousands upon thousands of followers.
Sorting out your wardrobe, or decluttering your closet isn’t a fun task to do, but it’s something we all need to be doing throughout the year.
Wardrobe Declutter Tips
Decluttering your wardrobe doesn’t have to be a tiresome task. Especially if you aim to do it at least a couple of times a year, to ensure you’re only keeping hold of items that you envisage yourself wearing in the next twelve months, or items that ‘spark joy’.
There’s no point in keeping hold of clothing that you hope ‘one day’ will fit you, if it’s been sat in your wardrobe for a couple of years already. Even if you did lose weight, the chances are you’ll probably relish the opportunity to buy something new to celebrate your milestone anyway.
The first of my wardrobe declutter tips is make sure you’re ruthless. If you’re not ruthless when it comes to decluttering your wardrobe, you’ll end up with a overflowing closet full of items gathering dust. Instead you could sell the items you no longer wear, and give yourself more room in your wardrobe so you can actually see what you own. If everything is cramped, you’ll potentially miss out on wearing garments you’ve potentially forgotten you owned as your wardrobe was so tightly cramped together.
When it comes to fashion, I’m lazy. I don’t care if a top looks amazing on, if it needs to ironed for hours in order for it to look good. So look through your wardrobe and decide to get rid of anything that’s high maintenance, especially if it’s already a reason you’re not wearing said items already.
I like to organise my wardrobe by colour rather than garment type. I’m not obsessive either my colour coding, but I like to be able to see which options I have when choosing an outfit in the mornings.
There’s such a massive focus on sustainable fashion choices right now, to help the environment, and those that are involved in the production of clothing. Ethical clothing is a great choice, as you know the items will not have been product in poor working conditions, with more sustainable production, and kinder on the environment and animal welfare too.
Another tip within my wardrobe declutter tips round-up is allowing yourself to split your wardrobe into two halves: spring and summer, and autumn and winter.
When autumn rolls around, pack away all of your spring and summer pieces in vacuum pack storage bags so you’re only left with great cooler weather clothing, and likewise, do the same when spring arrives by packing away your winter must haves. By doing this, it gives you more space in your wardrobe, and it just feels good to have a good seasonal sort out too!