When was the last time that you gave your wardrobe a good sort out? Let’s work together tonight to detox our drawers and minimise our wearables.
If you need some convincing, and are still feeling a little hesitant about living with less, a wardrobe declutter is the perfect place to start.
You might ask why. Well here are just a few reasons.
Less clothes, less time worrying about what to wear each day and more time spent reading your favourite book or enjoying a long and interesting article and a coffee in the morning.
Fewer things to wear, means less time washing, less time drying and something we can all celebrate… way less time ironing. The more we have to choose from, the more we wear. If you have a simple closet, you won’t feel the need for an outfit change before you dash out in the evening.
Less clothes also means a chance to define your own personal style. It makes shopping for your key pieces much easier, and it means you can invest more in your clothes as you’ll have one pair of well-made, long lasting blue jeans that make your figure look amazing over three pairs of mid-priced likely to fray fashionable pairs that might not fit as well.
My personal style has very much evolved to be more monochrome with simple cuts and shapes. Think cotton, floaty shirts and knitted layers. The best thing about this, is that it’s really simple to mix and match.
Oh, and less clothes means less to store. No more bulging over-filled bedroom drawers of three year old t-shirts.
If you needed any more convincing, less clothes and accessories means more money to spend on the things that matter. Forget new shoes, go see the world instead. Shun those new must have sunglasses, wear last years and go have an adventure in them for the same cost.
So let’s go about it. Here’s how I did it (though please bear in mind I might have a lot less than you lovely readers as I have been through this process a number of times now).
- I have my bin box, and my donate box ready to go by my side, and I take one draw at a time.
- If it’s damaged, stained, or fraying it needs to go. Bin box it.
- It it’s too big or small, not been worn in over a year (aside from occasional wear) or you’ve been planning to wear it for a long time but never have, it needs to be donated.
- If you’re not sure, keep it for now. We do this again later in the challenge so there’s more opportunity then.
I got rid of 18 items tonight. Not bad considering this is my third run. How did you guys fare?
Let me know how you get on, I want to see your results and the before / afters of your closet. Will be great to hear any impact it has on your daily routine going forward.
Tomorrow – Morning Routines.