Decluttering your wardrobe can help you to re-discover your style, or create a brand new one for spring. Getting rid of the old and unwanted and making space for the new can create a fresh start. Here are ways to get a spring in your step and make way for the new you.
Start the declutter
There are many useful tools online to begin your decluttering journey. The most notable is Marie Kondo’s books ‘The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up’ and ‘Spark Joy’ which describes the decluttering journey as starting with the wardrobe. Gathering all your clothes together in one place means you can assess how you feel seeing everything in one big pile. The next stage is to start assessing each item and how you feel about it. Keep only the things you really want and move on from the ones you feel indifferent to.
If you are feeling guilty about the money you have spent over the years on the clothes that you are about to get rid of, consider donating them to a local charity shop or selling them on eBay. Selling and donating your clothes can make you think about how you shop in the future. Being mindful of how you shop will reward you later down the line.
It is also important to remember that you cannot keep something based on the notion that you may wear it down the line. If you do you reach that point, then you can buy the item again, however, it won’t help you to keep them hanging around any longer.
Once you have sorted through your clothes, it’s important to begin returning them to the wardrobe. You’ll find you now have plenty of spare hangers, so it’s worth storing some and donating some to charity along with your unwanted clothes.
As soon as you have decided which clothes to donate to the local charity shops, it’s advisable to get there as soon as possible. That way you won’t change your mind and you won’t be tempted to take something out and put it back.
Time to take stock
Once you have finished returning your items to the wardrobe, take stock of all the things you have. This way you will have a clearer vision for when you decided to go shopping again. It gives you chance to shop more mindfully and invest in clothes that will last a long time, and that you will want to wear again and again. Working with what you have can help you rediscover the clothes you thought you had lost.
If you have been lucky enough to sell some of your clothes online, it might be worth using that cash to hire a personal stylist. Many retailers offer an in-house service that can provide you with the clothes to suit you and your styles needs. This method can encourage you to think about how to curate your wardrobe going forward.