If you can’t shut your wardrobe door and the legs of tights are spilling out of your drawers, it’s time to have a wardrobe purge.
What’s that? You know you should but you can never muster up the energy? After a long day at work, it’s the last thing you want to do and weekends are for playing, not housework.
Want some motivation? Here are five reasons to declutter your wardrobe.
1. Rediscover old favourites
If it’s been more than a year since you went through your clothes, you’ve probably forgotten what you’ve got. Going through each item systematically, you’ll reconnect with items you love and start wearing a wider range of clothes.
2. Find new combinations
Do you always wear the same top with the same skirt or trousers? As you sort, keep an eye out for new combinations and ring the changes.
3. Get the swish back
Do your clothes come out of your wardrobe creased from being crammed in? Do you struggle to find that shirt you know is in there because it’s such a crush? Weed out the things you no longer wear (or never did!) and make space to swish hangers along the rail again.
4. It’s an excuse for a party (as if you needed one)
Hold a swaps party with friends. Your unwanted items could become somebody else’s wear-them-to-death favourites. Get your friends to bring their unwanted clothes, shoes, cosmetics, toiletries, jewellery, accessories….even books, music, films…Everyone takes what they want and you can donate the rest to a charity shop.
5. It’s good for the environment
Get those forgotten about items back into use. They’re wasted lurking in the depths of your wardrobe.
Whatever your style – elegant and sophisticated, funky and quirky, understated and stylish, wild and dramatic, vintage and retro, up-to-the-minute – a wardrobe declutter will freshen it up.
Rachel Papworth runs Green and Tidy. She helps people all over the world declutter and create homes they love – homes that support them to live the lives of their dreams. A trained coach with a Psychology degree, and a self-confessed decluttering and organising geek, Rachel loves the way decluttering your stuff declutters your mind, and the contribution decluttering and organising makes to living a low impact life. For a free masterclass ‘How to declutter and stay decluttered FOREVER’, join the Green and Tidy community at http://www.mygreenandtidylife.co.uk. You can also follow her on Twitter @greenandtidy, Like http://www.facebook.com/GreenAndTidy and check out her boards on Pinterest.