2021 is in full swing and what better way to kick off the year than to de-clutter your wardrobe. There are probably many items in your closet you have not worn in the past year and now is the time to evaluate exactly what you need to get rid of, to make space for new items this year.
Organising and de-cluttering your wardrobe should be a regular activity that you do, especially if you shop for new items often. The rule of thumb is when you buy a new item of clothing, make sure you donate an old item from your wardrobe. Here are some useful tips to get you started.
Categorize your wardrobe into three separate piles
Look through your wardrobe and separate your clothes into three categories; clothes you love that still fit you, clothes you wear regularly and clothes you have not worn in over a year. Once you’ve categorized the clothing or shoes/accessories, then look at each individual pile and see what you would like to give away or donate. The third step is to create a donate pile and you are one step closer to a more organized wardrobe.
Separate your clothing items by seasons
Every season is different so there is no point in having all your clothes accessible. At the beginning of every season, make sure you separate your summer clothes and winter clothes keeping only the most worn items in the front of the wardrobe. This way you’ll be able to see what you have and easily access the items you need for that season.
Invest in some containers that fit into your wardrobe
For a more organized wardrobe, you need containers that can fit into your closet easily. Any home depot will have storage containers that you can purchase. Once you have your containers, pack your clothes and items according to categories or colours to make it easier to access. T-shirts can be in one container, underwear and socks in a separate container and accessories can also be in a different container. You can have as many containers as possible to better organise your closet. Buy sticky labels and categorize each container for ease of access.
Get yourself a shoe rack if you don’t have one
Accumulating lots of shoes can happen in a heart beat so make sure you are ready. A hangable shoe rack will do your wardrobe wonders in terms of space and organization. Separate your shoes according to occasions you wear them. You’ll also be able to see exactly what shoes you have in your closet if its more organised.
Clean your wardrobe as you go
The place you keep your clothes should always be dusted and cleaned to make sure your clothes don’t get the wear and tear from the condition of your wardrobe. Clean your closet regularly and you’ll be ale to see exactly what’s going on in there. Make sure you organize things like accessories as well in storage containers or drawers for easy access.
If you follow these simple tips, you will not be caught overwhelmed by the state of your wardrobe in 2021. Also consider doing this ritual every few months for good measure.
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