6 steps to decluttering your wardrobe
With the new year just around the corner, I know most people are ready with their new year’s resolutions. One of my resolutions each year is to have a wardrobe purge. It’s a way of curating my closet with high quality items. And getting ready to start the year feeling organised and more productive. Here are 6 steps to decluttering your wardrobe.
1. Curate a collection
I believe as we get older we evolve in our thinking and reasoning. The way we express ourselves through fashion and what we choose to influence our sense of style changes with time. I take the the decluttering process as chance to update and create a capsule collection of quality clothing. Items that are guaranteed to transcend season, time and trends. Pieces that I can mix and match. Feel comfortable in, tell my story, struggles and the growth that I go through as person.
2. Create mood board
Creating a mood board helps in giving me a sense of how my style has evolved with time. A mood board helps with keeping a list of high quality items that are worth investing in. Pinterest is a helpful tool for this.
Categorise the decluttering process by having different boxes. One for items to throw away, items to donate and items you plan to sell. There are so many apps available for selling used items. My favourite is Depop.
4. Gather all your clothing
Gather your clothes together and start by eliminating things you haven’t worn in one year. If I haven’t worn an item in 12 months I’m more likely to buy a new item than use something have been ignoring for that long. If you have too many clothes and you aren’t sure of what to get rid of and what to keep you can use Marie Kondo’s philosophy of asking yourself if that piece of clothing sparks joy.
Some questions to ask;
- Does the item fit?
- Does it reflect who are now?
- Is it worn out ?
- Is it stained?
- Does it bring bad memories?
Folding your clothes the right way will make your closet spacious and make it easy to get the clothes. This video shows the best way to fold different items.
6. Practices sustainable buying
The last step to decluttering your wardrobe is practicing sustainable purchasing. Buy quality items that you can use over and over by asking yourself what clothing really means to you. This is a long term strategy to keep your closet curated and organised.
Clothing means different things to everyone. For me its is a form of self expression and individuality. Celebration of culture and life. Clothing should be fun, functional, comfortable and let you be and grow into your best yourself. I hope you find these 5 steps to declutter your wardrobe helpful. You might find this article helpful Shopping quality items without breaking the bank