Updated: Aug 23
Do you look inside your wardrobe and feel like you've got absolutely nothing to wear?
Do you have a closet full of clothes, but only end up wearing the same outfits day after day?
This can be the perfect time to detox your wardrobe, get organised, so getting dressed becomes a pleasure, not a chore!
Organising your wardrobe will allow you to start the day on a positive note. When you look into your closet you will not only have clothes that fit and suit your style, but they’ll be much easier to coordinate.
Clearing out your wardrobe should occur at least twice a year (usually in Spring and Autumn - as the weather changes). But the start of a New Year can also be an opportunity to declutter your wardrobe space. So the time is NOW!
Here are my 6 easy steps to re-organising your clothes.
1. Take out all your clothes from your wardrobe and put them on your bed - this will allow you to assess each and every item - if this is too big a task, because you have too many clothes, break your wardrobe up into sections and do them one section at a time - dresses, jeans, pants, tops, jackets, knits etc.
2. Try on each and every item (it's surprising how your weight and shape can change from one year to the next or one season to the next) - then answer TRUTHFULLY THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS...
3. Do you love this item? Do you feel confident when you wear it?
4. Is it still in good condition? Piling, stains or items with holes need to be thrown out!!!
5. Does the item suit your body shape?
6. Can you wear this item with at least 3 other items in your wardrobe?
For all items you answer YES, you get to keep, items you answer NO, you cull.
If you get emotionally attached to your clothes and can't bear the thought of throwing clothes out, consider gifting them to a friend who will love them or donate them to a charity, there are plenty of charities who are in need of womens clothes.
Here are two places that accept donations in Melbourne, there may be others in your area as well.
Another way to be sustainable and avoid contributing to the ‘clothes land-fill‘ is to sell your clothes on ebay, gumtree or a garage sale.
So, happy sorting, it may sound like hard work, but I promise it will be worth it. And if you feel you can't tackle this on your own, I'm only a phone call, email or message away .....