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a thorough wardrobe de-clutter

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QueenofLouisiana Mon 29-Aug-16 09:00:00

That is my plan for the day. I want to get rid of stuff I'll never wear again, get things cleaned if needed and just see what I've actually got.

Any top tips for me?

fozzy26 Mon 29-Aug-16 09:10:43

I'm doing this today too. I'm putting the clothes up in the attic as I can't bear to part with some of them just yet. If they are there next year and I haven't worn them I will take them to the charity shop. I think it will be so much easier to get dressed each morning if I have a clear wardrobe

Itscurtainsforyou Mon 29-Aug-16 09:24:32

Take everything out!

Put into piles of things you like wearing now, stuff that you don't like/doesn't fit, things you're hanging onto for sentimental reasons/for when it does fit.

Put the things you don't like/don't fit into a bin bag for charity.

Pack up the sentimental/things you want to hang on to into vac bags and store under bed/loft/bottom of wardrobe.

Of the stuff you like wearing, sort it out into outfits, see what goes together and sort out into roles (eg work clothes, casual, going out etc). Also make sure all the colours/shapes/styles suit you.

If you have lots of the same thing (eg lots of pairs of jeans or black tshirts) consider putting some away.

Put all the things you like to wear back in the wardrobe facing the same way. Each time you wear it, turn the hanger around. After a month, if you've not worn the item, consider donating/pack it away.

QueenofLouisiana Mon 29-Aug-16 09:56:22

Oooh! Good tip about the hangers. I've got a load of washing on, pile of ironing, I'm feeling good about this.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Mon 29-Aug-16 10:22:41

I put A/W clothes on a rail in another room in summer (covered if they're jumpers) coats all live in the smaller bit of my wardrobe (Its a 3 door one)

I put everything in colour order (start white then black/white/black and work through to pastel)

Got rid of the "Oh this old thing" clothes.
Keep something that you don't mind gardening/washing the car in that you're ok getting ruined though.

And......I took a photo of everything on my iPhone so if I have an impulse buy notion, I can check what it'll go with.

Pestilence13610 Mon 29-Aug-16 10:31:40

Check you have basics like tights, vest tops and long sleeve t-shirts in the right colours. You won't wear that dress or skirt if you don't have the tights.

Blingygolightly Mon 29-Aug-16 11:12:35

If you haven't worn it in the last 12 months then get rid of it unless it's sentimental. And it has to be sentimental about a very special event/occasion to keep. Yes, everything comes back into fashion, but in a slightly different way so you're more likely to want the new version of that old thing.

Don't keep anything that's not the size you are now.

Send it to the charity shop or clothes bank. You will feel better about the waste and more inclined to get rid of stuff.

QueenofLouisiana Mon 29-Aug-16 12:58:56

So, 3 bin bags is a good start right? TBH, one of those is from DS's room (mainly primary school uniform which I can't see anyone wanting- cousins etc wear different colour tops).

I've still got a couple of drawers to go.

Blingygolightly Mon 29-Aug-16 14:03:56

That's excellent! Keep going!grin

QueenofLouisiana Mon 29-Aug-16 14:49:24

Shoes- done!

PrincessHairyMclary Mon 29-Aug-16 14:54:29

I did 2 bags today too this morning.
Got rid of several pairs of jeans that I love but were very frayed at the bottom. I now fit into the clothes that I put away a couple of years ago but have gotten rid of most of them too, they may fit but they looked dated.

QueenofLouisiana Mon 29-Aug-16 16:04:37

Well done! I found some clothes that I know I loved, but just don't do me any favours now. I've been brave and binned them. sad

PNGirl Mon 29-Aug-16 20:00:40

You have to keep things because you like them, rather than because you only bought them recently or there's "nothing wrong" with them. Otherwise the newer stuff you're meh about and shouldn't have bought ends up back in there.

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