The great big spring clean is creeping up on us, so what better time to share our decluttering tips for your wardrobe? These will ensure your space is clean, fuss-free and perfectly organised.
Change it up for the seasons
The best thing you can do for decluttering your wardrobe is ensuring that you switch it up for the seasons. You won’t be wearing coats and chunky knitwear in a few weeks time, hopefully anyway, so there’s no need to have it taking up so much space.
Instead to create space pack things away into boxes or bin bags and ensure you only have what you’re going to be wearing. The same can be said for holiday clothing, the likelihood is you’re not going to be strutting down the high street in your beach dress, so keep them packed away until they’re needed. This will save up so much space in your wardrobe.
When you’re switching between the seasons as well, it’s easy to see the pieces that you did and didn’t wear, so make sure you cull out the things that you didn’t wear. If you didn’t wear them this year, the chances are you’re not going to next year either.
Buy all the same hangers
So this might be a little expensive, depending on much you have to hang, but having the same hangers definitely makes a difference to the whole aesthetic of your wardrobe and ensures that you don’t have huge hangers taking up unnecessary space either. This way they’re all uniform and it looks really neat.
Light it up
If you find it hard to look through your wardrobe it might be worth considering some FirstLighting.co.uk wardrobe lights, these could make all the difference and ensure that you can see everything lurking in the dark corners of your wardrobe.
Split it into categories
Split your wardrobe into your occasion wear/going-out pieces, your everyday wardrobe essentials and then your work wardrobe too. This means you’re likely to have the stuff that you reach for regularly at the forefront and won’t have to go rooting and make a mess of everything. If you have the space split it between shelves so you know exactly what is where.
Find the best storage solution for shoes
Whether you prefer to keep them in their original boxes, or for them to out on shoe rails, find what works best for you when it comes to your shoes and have it all set out. And again, don’t forget to switch between the seasons. There’s little chance you’ll be wearing sandals between the months of October and March, so store them away and the same comes for the summer months, put away the boots you know you’re definitely not going to be wearing.
Keep jewellery in a box
Whether it’s costume jewellery or special pieces, try and keep your jewellery together in one place so that you don’t have to go searching for it every time you want to wear a piece. Having a specific jewellery box also means that pieces are less likely to go missing and won’t get damaged either.
Organise your bags
Keeping your bags organised can be difficult too, quite simply because they come in so many different shapes and sizes. If you haven’t got the space to keep them out on display, then make sure they’re tucked and tidied away neatly. If they come with dust bags keep them inside to ensure that they’re protected. Keep straps inside the bag itself so things are kept tidy. Pack away clutches and going out bags into a box, you’re likely not to going to be using them on a day-to-day basis, so you won’t be reaching for them all of the time.
Are you planning on decluttering your wardrobe this Spring? Perhaps you have some of your own tips to add to this list? Do leave a comment below. And if you found this post useful why not check out this one on having a clutter free house and also this one on making your family home less cramped.
*This is a collaborative post