How to declutter and organise your wardrobe

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How to declutter and organise your wardrobe

With the festive season behind us and the New Year in full swing, there’s no better time to say goodbye to clothes you don’t wear and give your wardrobe a new lease of life.

Here are some 4 simple ways to declutter and organise your wardrobe.

#1 Come prepared

Ever find yourself half-way through cleaning your room, knee deep in piles of clothing and regretting your decision? The best way to combat this is choosing a day to organise your wardrobe where you have minimal errands planned and can designate 2-3 hours to the task. That way you won’t feel distracted or overwhelmed. Make sure to also have items like a designated space for items you don’t want to keep, a tape measure for measuring out space for new storage options and a full-length mirror to try on clothing and determine what items you want to keep.

#2 Create more space with boxes

Do you find yourself rummaging around in the morning looking for everyday items? One way to overcome this is by creating extra space by storing away items you don’t frequently use in boxes. . All these items can be easily rolled up as well which is convenient. An excellent company is Hire A Box. This is an efficient and stress-free way to hire boxes for as little as $2.40 or buy boxes from $3.90. They have three different box options so you’re bound to find something that will suit your needs.

#3 Be ruthless

Let’s be honest, we all find ourselves clinging onto items we don’t need “just in case”.Decluttering and organising your wardrobe is the perfect time to say goodbye to this habit. The best way to do this is remove all items from your wardrobe and make three piles; one for items you want to keep, one for items you are unsure of and one for items you definitely do not want. This way you can start building your wardrobe from scratch and keep it minimalistic.

Side note: when it comes to the ‘do not want’ pile, be sure that you find homes for these clothes. For clothes that are still in great condition but don’t fit me or suit me, I take them to a local women’s shelter for domestic violence victims. For clothes that have holes in them or are just dead, I recycle them (check with your local council about what’s available in your area).

#4 Consider external storage options

Something a lot of people forget is that we do not need all of our clothing in our wardrobe at the same time. This may include items like winter jackets and endless amounts of bikinis and beachwear. It might be a good idea to place them in storage to create extra space and less clutter. For me, I store some of the rarely-use items in my garage. This is also a great way to deal with the “unsure box” of items from tip #3 to see whether you really need these items or not.