Uncluttering your wardrobe is almost a metaphor for uncluttering your life. And while both require your time and effort, the benefits are well worth it.
If you’ve an organised wardrobe, it looks straight out of Marie Kondo- everything sparks joy. Everything is segregated and easily accessible, you can calmly open your wardrobe, choose what’s best, find matching accessories, footwear, make-up and hey presto…you’re good to go. Not only do you look great, you feel great!
Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it? So, here are a few tips that will make your wardrobe go from looking like a disorganised warehouse to a movie star’s walk-in closet. Read on…
We overwhelm ourselves by attempting to re-organize our entire wardrobe in one go. And then procrastinate or end up frustrated and in a bigger mess than before.
Instead, chunk it down. Chunking your wardrobe reorganisation allows you to make progress within your timelines, and have the joy and satisfaction of being more organised. The parts of your wardrobe that are organised, will spur you to replicate it for the rest of the wardrobe as well.
Another great way of segregating is seasonal. We don’t wear winter clothes in summer and vice versa. So, stash away the clothes that aren’t in season and pull them out when it’s the right time. It’s a great way to free up space in your wardrobe too.
Organising your corner wardrobe is almost a life overhaul. Be prepared to take stock and let go. Keep only things you are sure to use. Some good rules to remember are:
Personally, I had difficulty in giving away my now toddler’s clothes at first. But I have now learned that it gives me more joy when I can help someone who is actually in need of it and found it more sensible only to keep the first set of bodysuits she wore. Now I give her old clothes away every 3-6 months for free or for a nominal price or give it to charity, so it can be put to better use.
Organisers for your wardrobe are really one of the best life hacks. They are efficient, convenient to use and make space in your wardrobe. Organisers are a great way to segregate and make your wardrobe neat, tidy, and well organised. There are a host of organisers available online, in myriad shapes and sizes, to suit any wardrobe. You can choose from a range of organisers for drawers, cupboards, etc. to organisers for specific products like watches, jewellery and trinkets. And once you’ve used them, there’s no looking back…at messy wardrobes!
Make wardrobe overhauls a regular exercise. The more frequently you do it, the less time you will have to spend on it. Your wardrobe will always be up-to-date and well organised. Your fashion game will be on point, wear almost everything you own, make some money from the things you sell, always have the joy of giving, and the joy of having new things more often. So, make organising your wardrobe a way of life. Declutter and destress.
Lastly, remember, don’t strive for perfection. 80% done is a good place to be. And certainly, better than not having started at all!