If you follow me on twitter you may have already seen me tweet about this, It was a sad day last week when I finally came to realise I own way too many clothes, the final push into making me declutter my wardrobe came when my clothes rack collapsed. So since then I have been donating, selling and asking myself when even was the last time I wore this? In a bid to down size my wardrobe and believe me having to declutter this amount of clothing is not at all a fun task. I have convinced myself that I will keep my wardrobe clutter free and organised from now on and to do so I am going to use these methods to help me...
The one in, one out method
I'm not too sure how well I would personally stick to this method as you have to be strict with yourself, but it certainly helps to keep your wardrobe at a sensible size. After going though a major declutter, one way to keep your wardrobe manageable is by replacing any new purchases with an item from your wardrobe and no I'm not saying purchasing that amazing new trench coat and ditching a pair of socks counts, for best results replace your new purchases with similar items.
The backward hanger trick
This is a super easy way to determine what you aren't wearing, start by flipping all your hangers with the opening pointing towards you. As you wear something place it back into your wardrobe 'normally' with the hanger opening pointing away from you. After a period of time you will notice certain items of clothing in which you aren't wearing.
Although they may look pretty on the hanger, they are taking up valuable place in your wardrobe, so when it comes to that next declutter either recycle, donate or sell.
The I can only buy with what I sell
When it comes to saving I have to be strict with my money as you may or may not know I am currently saving to travel America for a couple months. Clothes, clothes are my biggest downfall when it comes to saving, So I came up with this method which I guess you could say is similar to the one in, one out method but instead you can only purchase new clothing with the money you earn by selling items from your wardrobe. Meaning any money you earn from your job can be put aside and into your savings.
I'm fully aware you wouldn't be able to keep this up all the time, as the money you earn selling your clothes is never going to be enough to keep purchasing new items that you may or may not need but for that short period of time when your saving for a holiday, car, etc it seems like a win, win situation as you are still saving your pay packets, decluttering your wardrobe of clothes you no longer wear and getting to purchase new ones without dipping into your savings!
Let me know in the comments if you guys have any good tips on keeping your wardrobe decluttered.