Wouldn’t it be nice to have a wardrobe that’s neatly organised, with room to sort through your items and choose the perfect outfit each day? Unfortunately, many of us don’t experience such a scenario in real life. More likely, your wardrobe is stuffed full of items, many of which you rarely wear, making it difficult to actually see what’s available to you when making daily wardrobe decisions. It can be overwhelming and cause a great deal of stress. Once you get things under control, you’ll see a different picture. One of ease, contentment, and joy. Get started on the process by following these tips to minimise your wardrobe space.
Start with the Obvious
Let’s start out with baby steps. Grab the things that are worn out, stained, damaged, or ripped. Recycle them. We all have these items. There’s no use holding onto them. If there are things that are wearable, but you know you no longer want, start a donation pile with those items.
Find What Doesn’t Fit
Chances are good you’ve been holding onto a number of clothing items that just don’t fit you well. Either they’re too big, too small, or they simply never fit comfortably to begin with. Now’s your chance to get rid of those pieces. Yes, your weight could fluctuate, allowing you to wear some of the things again, but the future is hard to predict. Why hold onto things you may never be able to use? If it makes you feel better, you can consider placing a few of your favourites in a storage bin under your bed or other area out of the way.
Remove Off-Season Pieces
You can free up a lot of space simply by removing the off-season items and storing them someplace else so that you can sort through only the clothing you can wear right now. Be sure not to store pieces that no longer fit you.
Don’t Forget the Accessories
Belts, scarves, and shoes take up a lot of space, too. These pieces can be quite partial to trends, so there are likely a number of them you can easily part with. Ditch the ones that no longer fit your personality and style, especially the trends that have long gone. Keep the classic items and the ones you really love.
Do you have certain pieces in multiple colours? If so, how many of them do you actually wear? Ditching multiples can be a simple way to pare down the excess. Keep the ones that complement your skin tone, hair colour, and other wardrobe pieces. Donate the rest.
Finally, take on this process more than once a year. Ideally, do it every three months at a minimum. It will save you frustration and anguish over time. Soon, you’ll get a better sense of your unique fashion signature, and you’ll find yourself only bringing home the pieces that make you feel good.
Follow these suggestions and start streamlining your wardrobe. You’ll feel so much better when your closet is organised and free of those clothing items you no longer need.