A Spring Clean Wardrobe

Declutter…

Sorting out that cluttered clothing can be a daunting task but I finally got around to looking through my clothes and giving my wardrobe a tidy. If you are anything like me, you will have a lot of clothes! I don’t know what’s wrong with me… I just seen to accumulate them. I haven’t actually bought many clothes in the last year but when something fits and there is nothing wrong with it I can’t bear to part with it! There are even things that date back to my school years in my wardrobe…. which was quite some time ago now! However, I thought enough is enough, let’s sort this out…

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Tackle It In Steps…

If you were watching my Instagram stories you would have seen a sneak preview of what I had to deal with. You might have also laughed at my boyfriend’s sad little space for his clothes. Hopefully by organising my things, this can give him a little room back! The first thing I did was tackle section by section. I just can’t take mess and for me emptying my entire wardrobe onto my bed seemed daunting. Taking a little out at a time helped me not get overwhelmed and made me start organising things back into their rightful sections. I put things in themes like skirts, summer tops, smart tops, fancy dresses, daytime dresses, dressing gowns (yes, I have a dressing gown section) …. etc. This really helps me find what I need for an outfit. What can I say, I love organising.

I decided to think logically about it and made a pile of clothes that I have been hanging onto but have faded in colour and worn. That was the easy bit. I did keep a couple things that have niggly things wrong with them though, for the sake of them fitting nicely and not having an alternative yet. One of those things was a black skirt which fits really well but has worn in colour. I may be tempted to dye it! Another item was a pair of jeggings which are a bit past it but again I really love the fit! If anyone can recommend a jeggings alternative to buy let me know!

I also made a pile of unsure items to ask my boyfriend about later. I find that more productive as he is so good at thinking practically and he just helps me make a quick decision. On my own I am useless and just procrastinate about why that piece of clothing deserves to stay! We found that practically everything in that pile went on the pile to go!

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Organisation

After organising my clothes into sections I used double coat hanging hooks to save extra space. I totally recommend these if you are tight on space! They are a life saver! Also, velvet coat hangers are so slim and fit neatly in a wardrobe. I also love it when things match! I similarly folded up my shelved clothes into sections and dedicated a whole shelf to jumpers! Things had got a bit out of control and muddled up so organising things was so satisfying.

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What did I learn?

I learnt that it is not good to hang onto things that you have little niggles about. It is equally important to not take your things for granted. I discovered loads clothes I had forgotten about and learnt that I really have a thing for summer clothes…. even though it is only warm for a few months during the year! I felt happy after having a little declutter and organising my belongings made my head feel more organised, if that doesn’t sound weird! I recommend a declutter for a little distraction away from stress and anxiety too. It really works for me! I am keen to tackle the next part of my declutter mission when I get another block of time to do so.

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Do you love a declutter?

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6 thoughts on “A Spring Clean Wardrobe

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  2. A wardrobe declutter is so, so satisfying! I really need to spring clean mine sometime soon but I keep putting it off hehe. I never thought to use double hangers but it makes so much sense! I usually pile on two or three items onto one hanger and then forget about the ones behind! It’s also such a good idea to epicycle an old skirt by dying it! I always find that if something has lasted for that long in your wardrobe then it was clearly a winner so deserves a second life! xxx

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    1. It was really satisfying! I moved on to bags and other random clutter at the weekend and it was great to have a little clear out! My hoarding is still a work in progress though! 😂 xxx

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