Over Christmas I had a few days off and continued my big de-clutter by clearing out my wardrobe.
I keep the current season’s clothes in my main wardrobe, while the ‘off’ season (in this case summer) clothes live in an under bed zip bag. I have another bag in which I keep ‘occasion clothes’ e.g. the black dress, the outfit for going to weddings and a few things which get re-circulated for Christmas parties.
I took everything out of the wardrobe and bags and had a long hard look at it and asked myself some questions. Did it fit? Did I like it? Was it a mistake buy? Had I worn it in the last year? Was it old and tired?
The clothes I let go included a couple of tatty and faded T shirts, a burgundy blouse (ugh!) and some very tired jumpers.
Next I went through my jewellery box and added some necklaces and bracelets which haven’t been worn in years to the pile. It’s so easy to accumulate stuff and then forget you have it.
The result now is that I can see everything I have in my wardrobe and it’s all organised. What was interesting is that this exercise also showed me where I need to replace clothes. For instance, two of my work blouses (bought from a charity shop) are now very tired so I will be looking out for replacements. I could also do with another long sleeved T shirt top. What’s interesting is that I couldn’t see this until I had a clear out – with everything piled in the wardrobe, I just rummaged around all the time among clothes I didn’t wear.
How do you organise your clothes? Do you have regular clear outs?
Until next time, Tawney x