Ways to reduce wardrobe clutter

If you take your eye off the ball for a few months, or years, it can be easy to find yourself with a crammed wardrobe. There can be many reasons that this occurs, this article will instead focus on some solutions on how to declutter your wardrobe.

Separate seasons:

If you have separate storage space that is less accessible than a wardrobe, then it might be an idea to start separating your clothes in terms of seasons. For example, it is unlikely that you’ll want that large knitted jumper during summer. Therefore, if you can find clothes you won’t be using until next season, there’s no need for them to be in the wardrobe for the coming months. When it comes to the beginning of a new season, don’t just throw all your clothes back in the wardrobe. Take the time to go through what you have stored away, picking a few pieces you are sure you want in the wardrobe, pieces you still want to own, and pieces you can get rid of. This process can then be repeated when you are taking clothes out from the previous season and storing them. At this stage, you will know what you have worn over the past few months, and what you haven’t. So, you should have a good idea of what is worth keeping.

The reverse hanger experiment:

To help with understanding what you have and haven’t worn over the last few months, there’s a simple experiment to help you. When hanging your clothes up, hang them the opposite way around you normally would. Then, once worn and washed, ready to be put back, put the hanged-up clothes the normal way you would hang it. By the end of a season, it should be clear what clothes you have not worn, thus letting you know what should be thrown out.

Multi-purpose clothing:

Multi-purpose clothing can conjure images of survival or camping gear. Normally something far away from fashionable. When it comes to your wardrobe, I’m not suggesting you should get camping gear to save room. Instead, it is worth seeing when several bits of clothing are doing the job one piece can do. For example, both women’s and men’s sliders are a great alternative to flip flops, while also serving as a great alternative to casual trainers and/or slippers. This saves you space and switches up your wardrobe a bit too.