Start Off With A Few QuestionsHold up every outfit you own one by one and ask yourself some simple questions. Does it evoke a happy feeling for you? Does it fit? Is it relevant to your present style and lifestyle? Does it spark a memory, and do you still want it? If you don't find yourself answering in the affirmative immediately, toss it out. This practice is sure to make your wardrobe cleanse much easier. Resolve to only keep the items that you absolutely need or really adore. By the end of your cleanse, you should be giving away at least ten essentials to make this worth it.
Segregate WiselyIf you’re someone who has a nine-to-five job and wears mostly formals and smart casuals, segregates your workwear and your off-duty clothes into two separate sections. This will make it easier to put an outfit together when you have an early morning meeting and need to rush out the door as fast as you can. Alternatively, you can also segregate according to categories, like home wear, loungewear, sleepwear, athleisure, vacation essentials, etc.
Store Occasion Wear SeparatelyTo make those beautiful gowns and suits last a lifetime, you need to store them well. Wrap them with soft tissue paper and store them in a trunk, or a separate compartment in your wardrobe. Aside from ensuring durability, the dissociation will also leave you with more space for your daily essentials.
Arrange According To SeasonsYour fluffy sweaters and pyjamas shouldn't occupy most of your wardrobe space during the warmer months. Put them away in a box or a separate cupboard where they can be stored well. This will leave you with more room in your closet for your summer dresses, tank tops, skirts, etc. Come winter, do the switch again to get your wardrobe ready for the change in season.
Stop HoardingAs tough as it may be to part ways with an outfit that holds emotional or sentimental value to you, if you haven't worn it for a very long time, you really should let go. Practically speaking, you might never wear it again and it’s just consuming space. Also, if you own clothes that still have their tags on because you never wore them after buying them, we suggest you give them to a friend who might get better use out of them.
RecycleOnce you've selected the clothes you don't want to keep any more, consider donating them to an NGO near you—if they're not damaged beyond repair, that is. Many brands also recycle clothes to manufacture new material, so you can give your clothes to them as well. It's always a good idea to recycle and reuse something instead of throwing it away.
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