With school holidays coming up, you may have some time up your sleeve to dive into your wardrobe and finally do that clean out. I have given some tips to edit your wardrobe before but here are the top 6 tips all on one page.
#1 Remove all clothes that don’t fit you anymore but you want to keep just-in-case. Pack them away in a suitcase, tag it with a date a year from now and store away. In a years time open the suitcase, try things on and if they fit – enjoy, if not sell or donate.
#2 Remove all dry-cleaning plastic from clothes hanging in your wardrobe. Also make sure all your clothes are the right way out. Clothes that are inside out don’t really grab your attention. If you can’t see your clothes, you won’t wear them.
#3 Streamline your hangers. Choose a shirt/dress hanger, a jacket hanger and a clip hanger with consistent hooks. It will amaze you how wonderful just doing this to all the clothes in your wardrobe will make you feel. Visually you only see your clothes which is why your wardrobe is there in the first place.
#4 Colour code your clothes. Whether you put all black clothes together or you pool all pants/skirts/shirts in one section, colour coding means you can see all those black pants you have all in one place, all those white tops you have etc…This will also help you see what colours you really favour. If that colour you favour happens to look great on you – then fantastic, but if not reconsider what does look best on you.
#5 Record your memories. This tip could come under #1 but it is more about those items in your wardrobe you don’t wear anymore, but have such beautiful memories attached to them. Pick out the really precious items, write their story on them and vacuum pack them away. Keep it to one vacuum pack. No more. Your other memories can be kept in your head and heart – saves space.
#6 Out of sight, out of mind. Talking accessories, if you can’t see what you have you won’t wear it. Have your favourites ready to hand and you will enjoy seeing them and wearing them.
Follow all the 6 tips and you will finish with a wardrobe full of clothes you fit into, colours you can see and coordinate, with accessories ready to wear. Simple.