Apr 25, 2020

Tips For Spring Cleaning Your Wardrobe


Who else's wardrobe is over spilling with clothes that they haven't worn in about 5 years? 
Okay good, not just me then.

Decluttering the wardrobe is a task that everyone knows they need to do but it never gets done because (A) coming face to face with a mountain of clothes can be a bit daunting, and (B) we secretly don't want to get rid of anything. But once finished, clearing out your wardrobe can be such a satisfying achievement and allows you to create space for even more new clothes!

To make the process be a little easier, I have come up with some simple steps that will make clearing out any wardrobe a breeze. So put on some comfy clothes, put on your favourite music and let's get to work!

Empty Out EVERYTHING
This is the easy part. Begin by taking out every single item from your wardrobe, leaving it completely empty. I'm talking clothes, bags, shoes, accessories, the lot! Put it all into a pile on your bed so you can easily sort through it.

Separate Everything Into Piles
This is the time to get strict with yourself. Create three different piles for:
  1. Clothes you definitely want to keep,
  2. Clothes you're not sure if you want to keep or not,
  3. Clothes which can be donated to charity,
  4. Clothes which need to be thrown away.
Reorganise Your "Yes" Pile
The best advice on re-organising your wardrobe is to organise everything in an order which will make it easier for you to put together outfits everyday. The main ways of organising your clothes are  by item (tops, skirts, trousers, jumpers), by colour or by occasion (summer outfits, night-out outfits, etc). I prefer to organise them by item so that everything is together and it also helps create symmetry in the wardrobe's appearance. We're all about those aesthetically pleasing wardrobes.

Revisit Your "Not Sure" Pile
Sometimes it can be hard parting with certain items of clothing because they might hold a special meaning or they just might be a piece which you once used to wear time-and-time again so you can't bare to throw it away.

When going through your "not sure" pile, ask yourself these questions to help you decide if you should to keep them or not:
  • Have you worn the item in the past 3 months?
  • What could you pair this item with if you were to wear it?
  • Where would you wear this item to?
  • Does it even still fit you?
Once you've decided what you want to keep, add them to the organised piles you created earlier. 

Place Everything Back Into Your Wardrobe On Identical Hangers
You're nearly there! Now it's time to hang everything back up. To create a fully organised, clean wardrobe, make sure that all of your hangers are identical (or as identical as they can be). This is where Amazon Prime becomes your best friend. If you know that you are going to reorganise your wardrobe, you can order the hangers on Amazon and they will arrive in time the next day. Make sure you don't leave realising you need new hangers until you've taken everything out of your wardrobe because you don't wan't to get into a mini-meltdown. We've all been there.

And voila, you have a brand new, organised wardrobe! 
Now time to go and shop for some new pieces!

Join the conversation!

  1. Great tips for organizing, I definitely need to to that for my closet soon!

    xx,

    Eileen | www.yesmissy.com

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  2. These are such great tips! I had a wardrobe declutter not too long ago but I definitely try to stick to the rules of what can be taken to charity, what needs to be thrown out, what might be worn this year and if it doesn't, then it's definitely got to go the next time round haha. Great post xx

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.co.uk

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    1. Haha I'm just making room for all the new summer clothes I'm going to buy when lockdown gets lifted! xx

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  3. Yes thank you for the reminder! Sounds like a lot of work but I look forward to all the extra space I'll create.

    Rocio | byrociov.com

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  4. I've realised that during a spring clean I really have to be quite brutal otherwise I'm just not decisive enough and keep everything! The "have you worn it in the passed year" is really the question I have to ask myself, I'm like, Caroline you haven't worn this in 2 years running, you don't need to keep it! xx

    www.iridescentplaces.com

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    1. Hahah that's what I'm like, I never want to chuck anything out!xx

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  5. I've been doing tons of spring cleaning myself and it feels great!

    https://www.mariannyc.com/duolingo-more-time-to-learn/

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    1. It's such a good feeling having everything looking fresh and clean!

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  6. I love clearing out my wardrobe, I feel a sense of accomplishment. I love making way for new clothes. And a good tip to have all the hangers the same or as identical as can be. I suppose it makes the wardrobe more special : ) xo

    http://www.juanitalikes.com/

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    1. Definitely! I shop for clothes waaay too often so I always need to create extra space! xx

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  7. These are such great tips, babe! A few weeks ago I cleaned my wardrobe and started organizing my stuff better than before. And I'm so happy now that I can reach easily to any piece I want. Thanks for sharing!

    xo, Andreea | https://www.budistyle.com/en

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  8. These are great tips- I need to reorganize my closet again. I don't have identical hangers but I think that would make everything look so much more organized!

    My Lovelier Days

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    1. It makes the wardrobe extra aesthetically pleasing! x

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  9. I love your tips <3 I need to organise my closet!!!

    Serene XOXO

    http://www.surrealserene.com

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  10. I've started cleaning my closet and I think its because of quarantine.
    Much needed.
    ooomaye.com

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    1. Literally the only reason why I got round to it was because of quarantine, haha!

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  11. These are good tips! I can't do the whole 'big tidy' at once as I run out of time and energy, with two little ones, haha! but I do try go through regularly and remove things that no longer work for me, and I've found having all the same hangers really works for keeping things looking organised too! :)

    Hope you are having a good week :) It's a bit cold here - winter has arrived a week early!

    Away From Blue

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    1. Sometimes it's better to do it a little bit at a time! x

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  12. I did this recently and it felt so good! Organizing items into different piles is such a great tip, and it helps you be more realistic about what you should and should not keep!

    Ashlee | https://www.maybeafterbrunch.com

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  13. I seriously love a closet where the hangers all match. YES. It makes the closet aesthetics just go, ya know?

    http://bloomingsuitcase.com

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  14. I love a good wardrobe declutter and these tips are so useful! Organising everything into piles is a must, it definitely helps when you can see everything clearly not just poking outside of the wardrobe xx

    Hannah | https://luxuryblush.co.uk/

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  15. For some reason, I'm always more inclined to sort my wardrobe for Spring/Summer rather than Autumn/Winter! x

    Beautylymin

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    1. I'm literally the same! It must be the good weather which motivates me, haha! x

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  16. These are such great tips, thanks so much for sharing! I need to organise some piles! xo

    Makeup Muddle

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