The weather is definitely changing and feeling decidedly cooler. So this week I have been going through my Autumn/Winter clothes and decluttering my winter wardrobe. I do this every year so that I feel organized and prepared for the coming cold season and so that I also feel good in all that I am wearing. By only keeping the clothes that fit me and that I feel good in, I am certain that I will be dressed warmly and practically over winter and I will look and feel my best too.
Let me share with you my tips on how to declutter your wardrobe:
#1 Take Everything Out Of Your Wardrobe
Set time aside. Depending on how many clothes you have, this could be an hour or a morning or and afternoon. Remove all your clothes from the wardrobe. You need to visually see how much stuff you have! And you can now work through the pile or piles(!) and put back only those pieces you choose to keep.
#2 Get Rid of Anything Beyond Repair
Start with removing any items of clothing that are so old, ripped, have holes or beyond repair. These can be binned straight away, used as rags or donated to charities who receive money for rags.
#3 Do You LOVE it?
Now go through each piece. Hold it up. Look at it and be honest. Do you love it? Not, did it cost a lot of money? Not, it was a present. Not, I might wear it again in the future. Simply, do you love it?And when you wear it, do you feel fabulous in it? If the answer is no, then put it in a pile to donate or sell.
#4 If You Were Free From Guilt, Would You Keep It?
Perhaps it was a present. Or it cost a lot of money. If you didn’t feel guilty, would you keep it? If the answer is no, then add it to the pile to go.
#5 Find A Place For Everything
Return the items you are keeping, either hanging up or folded up and make sure there is a place for everything and you can easily find what you want.}
If you are not quite ready to get rid of some clothes, hang all your clothes up with the hook of the coat hangers all facing the same way. As you wear clothes, turn the coat hanger round. At the end of the season, you will see the clothes you never wore. And perhaps then you will consider what you can do without.
Taking a little time to sort out your wardrobe will have a huge impact. Not only will you feel less stressed and more organised but it will save you time and you will look and feel fabulous.
For tips on how to get organized for winter check out this article.