To start, you need to have a cull. By that, I mean you need to chuck away – but in an organised manner. Do the easy things first. If you know you have too many clothes and most don’t fit you, then tackle those things first.
Clothes should be put into FOUR categories.
1. Keep – this are items you need and want to keep (winter coats, summer bikins)
2. Repair/Clean – these are items that you want to keep, but need cleaning or repairing in order for you to use them (buttons put back on, hems resewn, dry cleaning to remove food stains etc)
3. Store Permanently – these are items you want to keep but that you no longer want to use (old school tie, vintage blouse your mother wore, skirt you loved that you now can’t get into)
4. Chuck – these are the items that need to leave your property urgently. They can be split into two catorgories: a) recycling or b) chucking away as rubbish.
When to do this:
The best time is when you change your clothes over from spring/summer to autumn/winter. Wait, what? You don’t? You have everything hanging up all the time?!
And THAT’S where you are going wrong.
By having everything hanging up or in a drawer to be looked at each day, your eye becomes bored and doesn’t see the possibilities anymore. Instead you will wear the same things over and over because that’s what you are used to. Hence the term, ‘I have a full wardrobe but nothing to wear’.
RULE: SEPARATE YOUR CLOTHES INTO SPRING/SUMMER AND AUTUMN/WINTER and never be bored of your wardrobe again.
So, let’s look at the steps you need to take..