At this point in our ‘fashion-obsessed’ cultures, the only thing that suffers the most is our wardrobe. Yes, collecting garments can be a hobby for most of us, but overdoing anything is harmful, isn’t it? There’s only one way to dump this bad fashion habit – DECLUTTER. Here are my suggestions on how you can organize your wardrobe and give the space it yearns for.
1. Get rid of damaged and stained pieces
You all have that pair of blue jeans with a pen stain on it or a statement blingy top whose sequins are falling off. You don’t wear them anymore (due to obvious reasons), but you’re still not ready to throw them away. Holding onto such pieces is of no use. Let them go!
2. Don’t cling on to pieces that don’t fit you anymore
You always have that undying hope to lose those extra few pounds someday in the near future. But clinging on to pieces that are 2-3 sizes smaller is the worst thing you can ever do to your wardrobe. You unnecessarily load your wardrobe with such pieces having a hope of fitting into them one fine day. As harsh as it may sound, you seriously need to let go of such pieces.
3. Stick to the ‘Rule of One’ and do not buy similar pieces
Avoid clone clothing. We know that every white shirt is different in its way, but why keep 5 of those when you can try different colors and patterns too. Spare your wardrobe from this horror.
4. Remove seasonal pieces and store them smartly
Keeping winter essentials in your wardrobe during summers (or vice-versa) is the dumbest thing you can ever do. If you know you won’t be wearing a certain piece for a few months, there is no point letting it sit in your wardrobe and take up unnecessary space. The best thing to do is to store it in your bed or a storage box.
5. If you haven’t worn a piece for six months, you never will
Lastly, donate the pieces that have been sitting in your wardrobe for months. Surely, you don’t like wearing them now. It’s just that you haven’t realized it yet. Donate them to people who’ll wear them happily. And, if someone is smiling because of you, there’s no better feeling than that.
Make some space and let your wardrobe breathe again.
The author’s views are personal here.