There are 2 sisters: one sisters room is always clean and neat, whereas the other sisters room is always a mess. It´s like a general law of nature. Unfortunately, I fall under the second category, which is also called the it-looks-like-a-troop-of-monkeys-crashed-into-your-room-looking-everywhere-for-a-hidden-banana-catagorie. It´s not fair if those kind of things happen to you. Why can´t they look for their stupid banana in my sisters room? Anyway I have to accept that I got the part of being the messy sister, which actually makes me an expert when it comes to clean things up (lot of practice). Since it´s spring and that´s the time for a good spring cleaning (no matter what kind of sister you are), I thought it would be helpful to share some tips about clearing out your wardrobe. No fear! Just because “wardrobe” includes the word war, it doesn´t mean that it has to be a war. Just follow some simple steps.
Step one: Divide your clothes (optional)
Divide your clothes in main activity (e.g work, school), , special occasion ( e.g dates/ night outs/wedding), hobby/ sport and home (PJ, sweat pants..). That´s a good way to maintain a clear overview.
Step two: Separate (main part)
open up 4 boxes and mark them as: “Keep“, “Fling“, “Maybe” and”Repair” .
Keep: You either love this piece and you wear it a lot or it´s classic and timeless so it can be wore any time. If not fling it! There is one exception (and I swear that´s the only one). If the piece of clothes reminds you of a special moment like your prom dress or the jacket you wore on your first date with your special boy/girl (not that I have one, just saying). You can keep it, but in a clear storage.
Fling: Because you never wear them, they don´t fit, they are out of trend or they are just bot flattering. First of all congratulation that you have released some of your clothes. Now there are a few possibilities how to get rid of them. You can donate them, give them to a second hand store, sell them on ebay or trade with your best friends. Someones trash is another ones treasure plus it is super fun!
Maybe: This pile shouldn´t be too big. Now, go through it again! Is it your size, is it flattering, is it you? If not so let it go! Just let it go! If you really can´t decide hang them back but mark them. If you haven´t touched them after 3 month, toss them. For good.
Repair: Get just the pieces you really love repaired and fling the other ones. It´s definitely not worth it.
So now it´s time to hang the lucky pieces that have survived your segregation neatly back in your closet. I think this great strategy helps to decide whether you really need this piece of clothes or not. It makes clearing up your wardrobe so much easier and helps you to get more organized. At the end of the day it´s a big advantage to get rid of old things you don´t need anymore. You can decide way faster what to wear in the morning, you won´t say ” I don´t have anything to wear!!” anymore and (the best part) you have more space for new clothes and you can actually see what you really need. So let´s do it! Good luck!
lots of love,
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