I have a confession to make, I love editing my closet. It’s a chore that never ends and sometimes gets away from me, but I love the feeling getting rid of the excess (making room for more isn’t so bad either). So, when Home Outfitters wanted to help me tackle my wardrobe I was completely down for it! Since I’m kinda obsessed, I thought I would share with you some tips and tricks I have picked up along the way!
First up, take EVERYTHING out of your closet and drawers. Yes, I mean everything. It will be a huge mess, but you are more likely to keep something that you don’t need if it’s nicely hanging in your closet not bothering anyone.
Now, create 5 different piles.
- To Keep– these are the items you love, fit and are completely necessary in your current closet
- To Alter– these are the pieces which you haven’t worn because they don’t properly fit or flatter and can be taken to a seamstress for some inexpensive fixes ex. taken in, taken out, buttons replaces, hem shortened etc)
- To Sell -these are the items which are still in style, great condition and are designer but aren’t right for you anymore (I love selling my previously loved pieces at Rhyan’s Mess in Windsor. They are currently accepting Spring items)
- To Donate– these are the items that are in good condition, may or may not be in style and worthy of a consignment store to take them
- To Toss– these are the items that don’t make the cut into any of the other piles.
Be sure to challenge yourself with questions if your first instinct is to keep it. For example: When is the last time I wore it? (If it has been more than 3 months and it isn’t super seasonal, you clearly don’t need it) Do I still love it? (Even though you may have bought your item during a killer sale or paid way too much for it- do you love it enough to keep it?) Does it fit? (This is HUGE- if it doesn’t fit you either won’t wear it or just look awful in it so either put it in a stack to be sent to the seamstress or get rid of it.
Now its time to start Organizing. This is where Home Outfitters comes in! With a huge selection of everything you may need to de-clutter your wardrobe, it was my first stop before I even attached my wardrobe.
I am a huge believer in being able to see everything (or I end up forgetting about it) so I love my hanging my clothes on garment racks in my office. For a clean look, be sure to get hangers that match like these wooden ones from Home Outfitters. I also use clear rectangular boxes for shoes (again so I can see what I am working with) that keep them dust free. For those dozens of bags I have? I love to use them as decor and display them on a white shelf in my office with their dust bags tucked inside so I can easily find the correct one for traveling. Lastly, to wrangle all of my costume jewelry I snagged this hanging organizer from Home Outfitters that allows me to clearly see all the bracelets, bangles, earrings and necklaces at once while I keep my everyday watches more sentimental jewelry in a glass display box on my dresser.
How do you keep your wardrobe organized and clutter free? Let me know your secrets in the comments below!
Thank you to Home Outfitters for partnering on this post!