My Tips on How to Declutter your Wardrobe


Declutter your Wardobe

A new year and new decade can only mean one thing in my eyes… It’s the time to declutter your wardrobe and get rid of those items that you haven’t worn in the past year, Marie Kondo style (minus the folding…my patience isn’t that high). Decluttering your wardrobe can be seen as an ‘overwhelming’ task. Admittedly, I have accumulated a lot of items over the past year. But with few small tips on how to tackle the ‘clutter’. Your wardrobe will be singing you praise. Because we don’t want to start 2020 with any unwanted/excess ‘baggage’ do we?! So to make things easier I’ve complied a short list of ways to declutter your wardrobe in heartbeat.

1. Remove all items

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the number of items you need to sort through. So I found the best way of overcoming this is to simply take it all out of your wardrobe, place into sections e.g. hung and folded items and go from there.

2. Section into Groups/Piles

Once you’ve sectioned it out into how it is stored in your wardrobe, I often section it again into item type to have a clearer idea as to how many items I own of each. Who really needs five variations of the same white t-shirt?! Then I’ll section it again into what I’m keeping, donating and (maybe) selling on Depop.

3. Examine each item

If I haven’t worn the item in the past year and don’t see myself reaching for it anytime soon, then it’s placed in the donate/sell pile straight away. I have to admit I’m pretty ‘ruthless’ when it comes to decluttering, and in the words of Marie Kondo “does this item bring you joy?” If it does by all means keep it, but if not donate it!

4. Replace Items in an organised manner

Once you have said your goodbyes to those unwanted items- who are now off to a better and well-loved home. It’s time to replace the remaining items. For me categorising the ‘hanging items’ into product type is a game changer when trying to put an outfit together in 5 mins. I also like to colour co-ordinate all the items together, for the main reason being that it is aesthetically pleasing to look at. But also, if I need to grab a white jumper to go with a pair of jeans. I can then see the options on offer and pick one far more efficiently.

Jumper – Shein (gifted)* | Jeans – Mango (similar) | Bag – Topshop (link) | Boots – M&S (sold out – v.similar)

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1 comment

  • Love these tips, Chloe! I recently overhauled my wardrobe and removing everything seems massively overwhelming, but there is no other way to do it I don’t think! Then you can add back in what you really like. Love your jumper too – it looks so cosy – glad it made the cut haha! Harriet x

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