Is It Time To Reboot Your Wardrobe?
Are you always wearing the same clothes?
Have clothes fallen off hangers at the bottom of the wardrobe?
Can you not wear that blouse you like because there is a button missing?
Are there items in there you haven’t worn for ages?
If you can relate to some of these then maybe it’s time to make a change?
Does that item you bought in the sale still have the label on?
As we are moving towards the summer holiday season and the weather is now improving (hopefully!), it could be that moment to spend some time on the clothes in your wardrobe and drawers and make it work better for you. Changing your clothes around with the seasons and only having items out that you require now, makes selection simpler, quicker, and more enjoyable. Ultimately making your life easier.
If this is a task you have not undertaken before, starting one drawer or cupboard at a time makes it far less daunting and easier to manage and achieve.
A way that works for me is to take the clothes out and set them out on the bed or hang them on a freestanding rail (if you have one) and work through them item by item, looking at each item carefully. For each item ask yourself:
- When did I last wear this?
- Have I ever worn it?
- Does it still fit?
- Do I still like it?
- Does it need repairing?
For items you do not want to keep consider perhaps donating them to charity or maybe even selling them – so sort into three categories:
Having bags out ready to place the ‘not to keep’ items in, as decisions are made, saves time.
Before replacing the clothing you wish to keep, it is good to dust and wipe down the interior of the wardrobe, the rails & shelves or drawers.
Hanging your clothing back in the wardrobe could be in type order – that is ¾ sleeve shirts, short sleeved shirts and sleeveless etc. Or maybe you prefer colour order, or even a combination of both!
Adding storage to your wardrobe inside or on top could be a good way to keep smaller items organised and easily accessible. It also utilises that spare space and looks better too. You may already have storage items you can use or if you need to buy new ones make sure you have measured the space first.
So next time you open a wardrobe door or pull open a drawer, consider whether it’s time to reorganise, reduce the number of unused or unusable items and think of how much better you could feel having well organised and accessible clothes for you and the benefits given to others by your donations.
July 14, 2021