I love clothes. I love buying new clothes, wearing new clothes, borrowing clothes off my mum and never giving them back. What i don’t love so much, is my wardrobe being full of clothes i never wear, making it more difficult to find the clothes i actually wear. Below, you can see what my wardrobe looked like before i cleared out. Just looking at that picture i can see at least three dressed i hadn’t worn for over a year along with a jumper and a shirt i hadn’t worn since i bought them.And this one below was the state of my chest of drawers. Clothes were just thrown in there, usually by Richard since i usually do attempt to fold them. Looking at this picture i can see at least 3 t-shirts belonging to Rich, but he loves telling me he doesn’t have any clean clothes. YES YOU DO!!! And now he might actually be able to find them.The pile you can see below is all the clothes i either don’t like or don’t wear. A coat i haven’t worn since christmas of 2015, a onesie that is at least five inches too short for me and rode up certain places i didn’t need fleece to go, and many, many other pieces.
I know that when you’re about to start clearing out your wardrobe its hard to know where to start so i always take it bit by bit. I’ll start with my dresses. I’m not a girl that wears a lot of dresses so i’ve only kept five. Two very comfy casual dresses, a party dress, a date dress and the dress i wore when i first met Rich, which really i should get rid of because its way too short now but it has that sentimental value. Then i move onto skirts, i kept three. One really pretty summer one, a black circle skirt and a grey pencil skirt that i’ve only ever worn to job interviews.
I kept going through bit by bit just like that (with a tea break or two in between) until everything i didn’t like or didn’t wear was on the bed. Then came the most vital time in a clear out, and i wanted to avoid it. Rather than bag everything up myself and end up with half of it sneaking back into my drawers i got Rich to bag it all up for me. I would really advise getting someone else to bag it up or i can guarantee at least a few things will wriggle their way back and you’ll end up never getting rid of them.
Then i just organised everything. We went from every drawer being stuffed full and barely able to close as well as the wardrobe not having any more space AND a full washing basket of clean clothes with no where to go to having two (Yes, an entire TWO) spare hangers and one drawer half empty. I think it may be a miracle.
This, i think, is the easiest way to clear out and get rid of stuff but if you have any tips, i’d love to hear them because i know i have SO much more i need to get rid of!