We’ve all been there and done that – at certain times (or seasons) of the year, we take pride in cleaning our wardrobe and getting rid of things we no longer need. But needless to say, we end up doing it again and again because it’s just too darn easy to accumulate a tonne of stuff. It is particularly true with clothing and shoes, not to mention accessories. It’s too easy to get new things, for which we need to make more room in our wardrobes until it’s a huge pile of mess! But there is a particular way of doing it, and you’d be surprised at the results. There are, for example, three golden rules to follow if you want a truly organised wardrobe – so here’s what you need to know.
- Make it easy to see
You’ve probably done this before: digging through your entire wardrobe to find a piece of clothing, be it an old blouse or even just an old sock! When everything we have is tucked away in cupboards, it can be downright impossible to find what we need in a jiffy. Now is the perfect time to do away with some stuff – either sell them or donate them to charity. Lay out all the things you own on the bed and sort through them, setting aside the things you love versus the things you haven’t thought about in months. Additionally, have a separate pile for clothes that are a challenge to wear, either because it no longer fits or you need to iron them every few minutes.
- Choose between sentimental and not-so-sentimental
Another excuse most of us are guilty of is hoarding because something has sentimental value. Whilst it’s completely reasonable to hold on to the top you wore on that epic beach holiday or the shoes you had on when your husband proposed, it’s important not to make the same sentimental excuse for all. For instance, many of us hang on to clothes that no longer fit – and no matter how much you used to look good in them, it may be time to let go. Think about how you could put clothes to better use – that old skirt could have a new lease on life as a scarf, and so on. Built in wardrobes Manchester experts like My Fitted Bedroom can then create a customised wardrobe where things are neatly in place, and even create a ‘sentimental items’ nook for the items that mean a lot.
- Come up with your own “season” box
Let’s face it – whilst we all look forward to summer when we could finally don that pretty bikini or that stylish hat, or we look forward to the winter when we could step out in style in that new pair of boots or that fabulous winter jacket, there are still a few months to go. And in the interim, where do all these summer and winter items go? It is why it makes complete sense to come up with your season box, where you could place appropriate items in the meantime. Seal them carefully and pack them into a dedicated box or container with a lid. Label the box clearly, and put it on your top shelf (or the cellar or attic) for the time when you need it.