Wardrobe Clear out Tips

Whether it’s a spring clean, a change of season, or it’s just about time you get to it, we all get to the point where we need to clear out our wardrobes.

As someone who never really knew the best way of going about it, I feel like I never used to truly get rid of everything I wanted to. Since then, and after having a few purging phases, I’ve found a way which definitely helps me out.

So with that, let’s get into it.

Before you get started, make sure you have enough space for three potential piles of clothing.

The first clearout
Go through all of your clothing – socks and underwear included – and put anything you definitely do not want into a pile. This’ll be the start of your ‘out’ pile.

I prefer doing this first because I’ll finally be removing the clothes I’ve been seeing, and knowing I won’t see myself wearing again.

Keep/Try on/Out
That space for three piles of clothing we mentioned? One already being the out pile? Yep. This is what you need them for.

Go back to your wardrobe, and go through every single item of clothing. If you know for definite that you’ll wear it? keep pile. Not sure? Try on. Haven’t worn those jeans in over a year? Try on.

Doesn’t matter how big your ‘try on’ pile is. The point of this is to purge your wardrobe.

Now you have your piles of clothing, here comes the tedious part. Trying on every piece of clothing in the ‘try on’ pile.
This may take a while, but in the end, it’ll be worth it.

Keep the clothing if:
•It fits
•It’s comfortable
•You will wear it again

Throw out if:
It doesn’t fit
•Is uncomfortable
•It doesn’t sit right on you
•You don’t see yourself wearing it again
•You haven’t worn it within the past year

Once this part is done, the process speeds up again!

Reorganise remaining clothes
At this point, you should have only two piles of clothes. One full of ‘keep’, one full of ‘out’.
Leaving the ‘out’ pile, for now, use this time to reorganise your wardrobe. Putting the clothing in the order you want them to be in.

Take whatever time you need with this, so long as you are happy with the results.

Now we’re onto the final step.
As the title suggests, organise your clothes into three piles (or two, if you’re not bothered about trying to sell anything) one which you think you can get some money for the clothes, one in which you’ll be donating it all, and the last one where you think the quality isn’t good enough for either group, so it’ll get thrown out.

If you’re like me, you’ll live somewhere which has more than enough charity shops nearby, so you’ll have plenty of options when it comes to donating.
If you’re getting rid of bras, and they’re still in decent condition, you can donate them to a charity called smalls for alls, I highly suggest doing so and reading up on who they are and what they do!

I hope this has helped you prepare for getting your wardrobe sorted! How often do you clear through your wardrobe? Me? Probably 2-3 times a year – a purge that is – which also makes space for new clothes!

Until next time,
Surviving Millennial!

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