Did you just mouth OMG?! Don’t worry, organising wardrobes and decluttering isn’t about throwing everything out, just about making space for the things you love and need. Just because you haven’t worn something in the last year or more, doesn’t automatically mean you need to get rid of it, but if you’re serious about wardrobe organising, then you will need to decide if it’s deserving of your precious wardrobe space.
A few choice little numbers in my wardrobe are over ten years old. Fashion goes around in circles, and besides that, if something still looks great, why detach yourself? On the other hand there is also the choice to repurpose or update some beautiful fabric into something else if you’re good at sewing or know a seamstress. Just be mindful, this can be a slippery slope and become a bag of “I’ll do it sometime,” that never actually happens! So if you opt to put aside things for a make over and haven’t done it within 6 months, it’s time to be brave, and let it go!
Before you begin with your wardrobe organising, you will need some wardrobe decluttering.
Be prepared – the decluttering process won’t be pretty. When it comes to your clothes, shoes and bags you’ll need to be super strong, because the moment you pick up a shoe or an item of clothing you thought you’d get rid of, you’ll form an attachment to it and find it really difficult to let go!
To combat this, we will do it together. Methodically going through your collection, one at a time. With a little bit of encouragement you should be able to decide what to keep and what to pass on.
I’ll help you to rediscover your wardrobe by working out the best way to maximise your space, as well as what storage systems to use – depending on the area available and your vision.
I’ll will also show you how to organise your wardrobe to suit your individual style, in a bespoke way that functions for your daily needs. Your clothing may be grouped together or placed in designated sections dependant on garment, item, function, style or colour. You’ll just love how easy it is to select an outfit from your newly organised wardrobes!
Believe it, there’s an app for organising wardrobes too! Lots of them in fact. It’s not for everyone, but if this is something you’d like to try, I can get you set up by cataloguing your clothes on the right digital app for your requirements. If you’re into your tech, this system will give you the opportunity to keep your wardrobe streamlined. Depending on the app, you’ll most likely have the ability to swipe one or two fingers and know exactly what you do and don’t have, what goes with what and create outfits that look great too!
What’s that you ask? A capsule wardrobe is the ultimate in mix and match. Consisting of a selection of between 25-50 pieces of interchangeable, organised clothes, shoes and accessories. All the items you really love wear, put together to give you the most out of your wardrobe. Think of light holiday packing – you get the idea!