I know a lot of people who struggle to keep their wardrobes organised and clutter-free so today I’m sharing some tips and tricks that have really helped me keep my wardrobe in order!
THE 12 MONTH RULE
This is a rule that most people would be familiar with – if you haven’t worn this piece in the last 12 months, it’s time to let it go! Of course there are exceptions to this rule, such as designer items or things like heavy winter coats but for other items, try and stick with it. For pieces that are looking quite worn and old, throw them out and for newer pieces that are still in good shape, offer them up to family and friends first before giving the remainder to charity or second hand shops.
ORGANISE IN CATEGORIES
I know a lot of people who like to colour coordinate but I find pieces just get lost/neglected that way so instead, I like to organise my clothes into categories like long sleeves, short sleeves, tank tops, skirts, shorts, etc as I’m more likely to say ‘Oh, its cold outside today, I’ll wear a long sleeve’ as opposed to ‘I’m in the mood to wear a red top’. This organisational method also allows you to see just how many pieces in each category you have and whether you need to stop buying a certain type of piece.
TAKE INSPIRATION FROM A CAPSULE WARDROBE
Take a leaf out of a capsule wardrobe and opt to purchase/keep a minimal number of pieces that are all very versatile so you can mix and match each item, no matter the season.
INVEST IN QUALITY, KEY PIECES
Instead of buying four $15 t-shirts that thin out and wrinkle in a matter of weeks, invest a little money into a higher quality, key piece that you can keep in your wardrobe for years and years to come or wear over and over again with it lasting really well.
DON’T BUY ‘ONE WEAR’ ITEMS
If you dont see yourself wearing this particular piece of clothing more than a handful of times a year, it probably wont be the smartest purchase. Instead, look for pieces that are versatile and can be worn for a number of different occasions.
SELL, SELL, SELL
I have sold so many of my clothes on eBay and it’s a fabulous way to declutter your wardrobe whilst earning a bit of money too! You can then use this money to invest in a future piece.
TRY BEFORE YOU BUY
If you can, always try before you buy so you can see if the piece fits and suits you, therefore letting you know if you’ll actually wear it once it’s purchased. Online stores like ASOS and The Iconic offer free shipping and very easy returns so they’re also a great place to shop at.
STORE IT AWAY
Try storing away truly Summer (bikini’s) and Winter (heavy coats) pieces into clear, labelled tubs once the season is over as you’ll probably wont need them for many months. This will clear out and make room for easier access to the rest of your clothes – the easier you see a piece, the more likely you’ll wear it!
What are some of your tips for decluttering/organising a wardrobe?