The daffodils have sprouted, newborn lambs are dotting the landscape and we've just lost an hour in bed to daylight savings. Now is a better time than any to de-clutter your wardrobe in the name of spring cleaning. The start of a new season is the perfect time to have a little reset and refresh - de-cluttering and reorganising your wardrobe is a great way of doing this. Here’s our four-step guide to make this quick, easy and painless:
Spring cleaning your wardrobe
Spring Is Here
Step One: Get everything out
Begin by emptying your wardrobe so you can really take stock of everything you have. This is also a good opportunity to clean the inside of your wardrobe, as clothing fibres are one of the biggest causes of dust.
Step Two: Keep, Donate, Recycle
Now is the time to be ruthless. More than 50% of women claim 25% of their wardrobe sits in the closet collecting dust. Imagine how much storage space you’d gain by eliminating those unwanted items. You’ll need three piles:
Keep: Start by making a pile of the clothes you definitely want to keep. The rule of thumb here is that if you haven’t worn something in two years, you probably aren’t going to wear is anytime soon. It’s so important when you’re shopping to choose items that will withstand the seasons, which is why many people opt to create a capsule wardrobe and minimise too many fast fashion items. This is not only good for your bank account, but also for the environment and for keeping your wardrobe neat and tidy in the future.
One great way to spring clean your wardrobe is to replace all of your old, worn-out sleepwear with a fresh pair of personalised cotton pyjamas. Our soft cotton pyjamas are both beautiful and made to last so you can wear them year-round.
Donate: Give anything that you don’t want but that’s in good condition to charity. That skirt you got on sale but never wore could be just what someone else is looking for.
Recycle: If things are in no fit state for charity, how about recycling them into something new? A blouse with a rip under the arm could be transformed into a scarf, for example, an old skirt could become dusters. Whatever you can’t use can go to the fabric bank.
Step Three: Rearrange
Before placing your kept items back into your wardrobe, make sure you have a storage system in mind. Think about your current space and what your tastes are. Here are some examples to help curate your wardrobe:
- Use a hanging shoe rack for shoes, rolled ties, jewellery and more.
- Put bulkier items such as jumpers out of sight by placing them in stackable storage boxes.
- If space allows, make more room for shirts, socks and underwear by placing a small chest of drawers in the closet.
- Create extra hanging space for belts, hats, bathrobes and even handbags by adding hooks to the back of the wardrobe doors.
Step Four: Store
To create even more space in your wardrobe, how about packing away all those heavy coats and woollies. Vacuum storage bags are brilliant at swallowing up more than you can possibly imagine.