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Have you recently been thinking about how you can find a home for all the clothes you have recently bought?
Your wardrobe will be home for most of your clothes, so you must ensure that you are making the most of all the space.
No matter what size or how many sections you have, there are many things that you can do to ensure you are making the most of the space.
1. Start With The Big Clear Out
The best tip is to make sure that you are up to date with your clothes and don’t keep any unnecessary clothing, is to get a charity bag to put all your clothes in so someone else can make the most of those clothes. It is arguably the most satisfying part of rearranging your wardrobe. Open all the doors and drawers and throw everything on your bed. Here, you can see all the clothes you need and want and the clothes you can sell or take to charity shops.
Once all your clothes are out, create a pile for those that you are going to sell. Create a pile of clothes you will be looking to take to the charity shops, then create a pile of clothes you will be throwing away (don’t just throw these, take them to a local seamstress who can reuse the materials).
Figure out what you will need to be hanging and get your hangers ready for those clothes you will be hanging up. We advise you to hang up shirts, dressy t-shirts, dresses, pants, and other clothes that need to be hung up. Next, you want to create several piles for clothes that will go in your drawers or your shelves, like your tracksuits, hoodies, shorts, swimwear, sweaters and more. Basically, this is anything that you do not need to iron!
Now everything is organised and you’ve decided what you will be keeping, selling and donating, you’re ready to start getting everything back in!
2. Arrange Your Hangers
Depending on how you want your wardrobe to look, there are a few things that you can do in terms of organisation. Either go colour co-ordinated or, arrange your clothes so they are in the same styles. If you are arranging them by colours, start with your lighter colours and work your way down to your darker colours.
If you are going by style, we suggest you put of your more formal clothes together, all of your dresses, your t-shirts, jumpers, streetwear etc. You have plenty of freedom here, so just make sure that you choose a method of organisation where it will make daily life easier to find your clothes! The end goal is to make daily life easier on a day-to-day basis, so whatever fits you, your lifestyle and your routine, go with.
3. Time To Get Selling
We are all guilty of buying clothes and never wearing them, or buying, wearing a couple of times, and then forgetting about them. Whatever you do, do not throw them away as you are not being sustainable. Instead, sell them onto second hand buying websites like Depop and Vinted where you can make some money to reinvest back into better quality clothing! You can even use social media to sell your unwanted clothes. Selling clothes has never been so easy during the digital age with fantastic sustainability apps.
We would always recommend leaving your tags on your clothes until you wear them, as if you do never wear them, you will be able to sell them for more. However, our number one piece of advice is to ask yourself if you will wear an item 30 times, and if the answer is no, you shouldn’t buy it in the first place!
4. Buy Items Which Will Make The Most of Your Wardrobe
Amazon or Etsy shop is a great place to find products which can help you get the most out of your clothes. For example, buy shelving that will fit in your wardrobe, so you have a place to store your shoes without taking up hanging space. Another item that you can purchase is multifunctional hangers where you can hang several clothes on one hanger if you are limited on space. As you can see, there are so many things you can buy for your wardrobe to help make the most of your space you already have.
Clearing your wardrobe is one of the most satisfying things you can do. Honestly, as soon as you have done it, you will feel relieved. Additionally, you are getting rid of all your old and unwanted clothes, creating more space for any clothes you need to buy. This weekend, it is time to rearrange your clothes, throw away the old ones and tidy your wardrobe up. We can promise you will be very satisfied once you have finished!
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