Easy steps for a wardrobe declutter

Wardrobe declutter - ByMeryl

Decluttering your wardrobe is one of those weird tasks. One that you postpone for months but when you finally commit to it, it can be something exciting. Although in the end it still usually is a lot of work. I personally declutter my wardrobe at least twice a year and have developed a system that works well for me. Today I am sharing some of the steps that might make the process easier for you as well.

Wardrobe declutter - ByMeryl
  • Empty your closet, like most people I start my wardrobe declutter process by emptying my wardrobe and putting everything on my bed.
  • Collect your favorite items and put them back where they belong. Everything you did not collect is negotiable; if you really liked it you would have picked it up immediately right?
  • Basics are the exception, these items might not be your favorite but they are often essential, which makes them the exception to the rule above.
  • Try everything on and check the fit. We all have those items that we love but that don’t actually fit us anymore. I used to hold on to those items for skinnier days, but since those are rare, I just get rid of items that don’t fit my anymore now.
  • Recycle, sell or put away for next season. If you work with a capsule wardrobe, now is the time to put the clothes that aren’t into season away. If you don’t this is just the step were you decided which items are still in the right condition to sell. Clothes that aren’t will go into the recycling pile.
  • Color-code the items you keep. I love to color code my wardrobe from light to dark. It makes it so much easier to find the items you want to wear, which is exactly what I need in the morning.

I hope these tips will make your next wardrobe declutter a bit easier.

Love, Meryl

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