A lot of time, effort and emotion go in to decluttering your wardrobe. Deciding what to get rid of can be tricky, because we often tell ourselves that we can repurpose that skirt or we’ll fit into those jeans again… eventually. However, letting go allows you to free up space, feel organised, and reap the stress-relieving benefits of having a decluttered space. Take a look at our top tips for wardrobe decluttering and getting your clothes cupboard into tiptop shape.
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Take a look at these top 4 tips for wardrobe decluttering
Closet decluttering initiates a conversation with yourself. It gives you a moment to reflect on your style preferences and helps you become a better consumer in the future. Start by removing everything from your cupboard, then placing each item in either a ‘keep’ or ‘toss’ pile.
The check point for decluttering
We don’t always take proper care of our clothes. This is a great time to attend to pieces that need alterations, sew buttons back on to shirts, replace a broken zip on your trousers, and tackle that horrible stain on your favourite dress that you didn’t get to straight away.
Tap into the season
Create more space by working the seasonal changeover, and store those items you won’t be wearing for the next few months elsewhere. Organise your wardrobe according to colour, and use alternative storage bins. This makes it easier to navigate your wardrobe, and gives it uniformity.
Store everything in the right place
Place hanging items on hangers – we love velvet hangers, as they save on space and are kinder to your clothes. Knitwear should never be hung, as it’s likely to stretch.
By Fashion Assistant Thato Pule
Thato is a multifaceted creative. An entertainment technology graduate who majored in costume design and make-up artistry and is now the fashion and digital intern at Woman&Home magazine. Her keen eye for detail and flair for fashion has professed her a stylist.