Decluttering the wardrobe should be easy but we often hold onto things even though we don’t need or wear them. It’s one things to keep items that have deep sentimental meaning but do you really need those shoes with the dead goldfish in them? Here are some tips to help you declutter your wardrobe.
Pick one area to start with. It can be your shoe rack, clothing rail or the floating shelves. If you are going through your shelves, don’t sort them all at once. Start one and don’t go to another till you are done with that particular shelf. By tackling one area at a time, you are breaking a large project into smaller, more manageable projects. You will feel like you have accomplished more even if you can’t finish the entire project today and this will help keep you motivated.
2. Make Extra Storage:
Even if you have a small room, you probably have some wasted space you could make use of. For example, under your bed or at the top of your wardrobe. Even the back of the door can become extra storage space when you add inexpensive over-the-door hooks.
Things like winter gear and stuff of that nature can really take up a lot of space. Try putting them into canvas storage units that hang from your wardrobe rails.
4. Use Styling Containers:
You can pick up inexpensive containers at Ikea or Walmart without spending a fortune. Use them to group together small items on your shelves for a cleaner look.
5. Try Vacuum Storage Bags:
These are wonderful space-savers for putting away seasonal things. They use very little space and they keep dust and dampness out.
Yes, you heard me. Take all your clothes out of the closet and put them on one by one. This will help you figure out what you like, look good in and what you really need to get rid of.
7. Have Your Friends Involved:
Believe it or not, when you declutter; having a second set of eyes can be useful. It’s much more fun and you and your friend(s) can have a blast looking making fun with your clothing choices of the past.
8. Go Slowly:
De cluttering your wardrobe can be a bit stressful. Take a break from time to time, go do something else for 15 minutes and come back. Take as many breaks as you need. This will keep the task from becoming over whelming.
9. Use What You Keep or Throw It:
Once you have taken out the clothing you don’t want any more, you’ll have an easier time finding items you keep. One suggestion is to hang everything in the closet backwards. When you wear something, return it to the closet and flip the hanger forward. After 2-3 months, it’s time to take a look at the items that are still hanging backwards and decide if you really still need them. After all – you haven’t touched them in months!