I hate the words “capsule wardrobe”, that phrase has been forever ruined by Gok Wan & Saturday morning TV style sections.
Having a more streamlined wardrobe is more efficient and easier to plan from, meaning your mornings should be significantly easier! So take these step by step guidelines to organise your wardrobe and make your life a little easier and a lot less cluttered.
So lets Organise your Wardrobe!
First things first; take everything out of your wardrobe, and I mean Everything out of your wardrobe & put it on the floor. Separate into piles of Keep, Bin, Donate. Organise Your Wardrobe into piles, it will make clearing out so much easier.
Do not create a maybe pile! You need to be ruthless and clear out properly. If you aren’t sure of something think about how many times you’ve worn it in the last year, if it’s none it goes in one of the other piles, if you really can’t let it go then keep it, but challenge yourself to wear it once a week for the next month. If you don’t wear it? Then And If you have 7 of the same top? Get rid of some. You seriously don’t need 7 of the same thing unless you wear it to work…or it’s knickers!
I’m not talking about some plastic shelves from IKEA, I’m taking about storing your Winter & Summer clothing accordingly. In Summer put all the coats you are planning on keeping into a zip lock bag & vacuum pack it, the same goes for all that swimwear that you are most likely not wearing in Winter, pack it away and put it in storage, it’ll clear up space you never knew you had!
If you are anything like me and you are terrible about putting things on ebay, donate your clothing instead of throwing it out! If you do have that one thing that you cannot part with for free then try depop or a selling app, they have set prices so are much easier than ebay but can take longer to sell on. Obviously if something is falling to bits it should probably go in the bin not to charity so take it to your local recycling plant or your local supermarket, they should also have recycling bins.
Time to Organise Your Wardrobe! You should have significantly more space so get it into a cohesive system and dressing will be a breeze. The easiest way I’ve found is to organise by style; shirts with shirts, trousers with trousers etc. If this doesn’t work for you then organise by colour.
Voila! You are now left with an easy to manage wardrobe & I bet you even found some things you forgot you had!