A quick guide to detox your closet and clear a messy wardrobe
Get rid of your unwanted clothes
Life becomes a mess when you have a messy wardrobe, this may sound dramatic, but it’s true in many instances. It becomes difficult to choose your favorite shirt to wear to the office when you have 15 minutes left on your watch. And I bet no one would want his Monday morning to start off like that. If you’re struggling to decide what clothes to wear during the day in the last minute then it’s probably time to have a guide to clear out your messy wardrobe, to put your mind at rest. If you can sort out your wardrobe, then you can sort your life out. Organizing your wardrobe is like organizing your life- once everything is in place, then you know what you have and don’t have. Check out the list below to re-arrange your clothes before you clear your wardrobe:
1. Turn up the sound of your music: Music lifts up your mood in times of distress and anxiety. So create a playlist that will uplift you to be the real you. Get in the mood to work your way through the pile of clothes and sort your favorite ones, so a bit of background sound may relax your soul during the task.
2. Clear everything out: Throw all your clothes out of the wardrobe shelf and clear every nook and corner of your wardrobe. Even the seemingly tidy pile of clothes lying the corner of your closet should be taken out.
3. Put back the pieces you love: Your absolute favorite clothes deserve a different shelf for themselves and the pieces which hold a special place in your heart should be placed in a different section, for they deserve better treatment than the overpriced Gucci bag which probably sucked up half your month’s salary. I read a post shared on Facebook which made much sense for a lot of women out there, it said “Carry a $10 bag with $90 in it, than a $90 bag with $10 in it.”
4. Try wearing the ones you were afraid to: If you’re unsure whether a T-shirt was way too old school or a skirt seemed too revealing, try it for a day and see how you feel. Restore it in your closet if it’s comfortable and you can bin it otherwise.
5.. Donate or exchange: To pursue your philanthropic endeavors one need not always be a millionaire. There are thousands of people who don’t have the privilege to wear warm clothes for the winter because of personal restraints and responsibilities. Donate your clothes to those who need your help and exchange your clothes with your friends or cousins who share similar fashion taste as you.
6. Wardrobe maintenance: Divide everything between winter, summer and year-round seasons, and within that everything should be organised and coordinated by the color of your choice. Stand by “divide and conquer” approach if you have more than one closet in order to save time and energy. All silks should be hung, never folded. Don’t pack silk into a full wardrobe; abrasions can damage the fabric. Clear and maintain your wardrobe from time to time and clean the surface of your closet shelves to prevent having a messy wardrobe.