Albeit the phrase is usually ‘spring cleaning’, I always find spring packed with...

 Albeit the phrase is usually ‘spring cleaning’, I always find spring packed with exam preparation, keeping up those New Years resolutions, and aww-ing at cute lambs. Approaching fall/autumn however, I have some time at the end of summer to get myself together again before a new term, and sometimes this includes moving flat – the perfect opportunity to sort your wardrobe. Even if this is the opposite of what you are up to at this time of year, it’s always satisfying starting a new season (and season of clothes) with an organised wardrobe. Clean closet, clean mind! So out with the old season and in with the new, here are some tips for how to organise your wardrobe.  SortingFirst things first is sorting out what to keep. Apparently we only wear 20% of our clothes 80% of the time so we all have extra we can get rid of. Simply make a keep, store and donate pile, and go through each item. Rule: If you haven’t worn it in a year and it’s not a special occasion outfit (your wedding dress) – donate pile.  StoringNow that we’ve cleared that up, put all your out of season clothes (your summery florals) in storage boxes and store somewhere out of sight/ the back of your wardrobe/ high up. If you had a few items you weren’t quite ready to let go of yet but never wear, use the out of sight, out of mind trick and place them all in a black bag. After a year or so, if you remember anything you put in the bag, you can take it out, but dump the rest without looking. PlacingWhere you put what in your wardrobe really depends on the type of wardrobe layout you have, but using boxes, hanging organisers and cubes are a great way to store shoes, scarfs, belts etc.  Upkeep-A good way of seeing what you actually use and don’t use is the hanger method. Put in all your clothes with the hanger facing towards you. Because you naturally put clothes in with the hanger facing towards you, after a while you will be able to tell which clothes you haven’t worn, as they’re still facing you. – Another way of doing this is placing a ribbon on your rail and everything you wear, you put to the left of the ribbon, the items left on the right – you haven’t worn.- When we buy clothes, we usually take the tags right off before placing them in our wardrobe. Keep them on, that way you can see if you actually wear it.- One in one out: the name is in the title, if you love having a clean and non-overflowing wardrobe, keep it limited by throwing out one time when you get a new one. New jeans? Donate the old pair you’ve had for years. Or, keep a set number of hangers in your wardrobe that you’re allowed to use.  Out with the old, in with the new. Hope you find these tips useful for how to organise your wardrobe, and keep it organised, ready for the new season. Interested in blogging for us? Join our Yahoo Blogger Network!

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 Albeit the phrase is usually ‘spring cleaning’, I always find spring packed with exam preparation, keeping up those New Years resolutions, and aww-ing at cute lambs. Approaching fall/autumn however, I have some time at the end of summer to get myself together again before a new term, and sometimes this includes moving flat – the perfect opportunity to sort your wardrobe. Even if this is the opposite of what you are up to at this time of year, it’s always satisfying starting a new season (and season of clothes) with an organised wardrobe. Clean closet, clean mind! So out with the old season and in with the new, here are some tips for how to organise your wardrobe.  SortingFirst things first is sorting out what to keep. Apparently we only wear 20% of our clothes 80% of the time so we all have extra we can get rid of. Simply make a keep, store and donate pile, and go through each item. Rule: If you haven’t worn it in a year and it’s not a special occasion outfit (your wedding dress) – donate pile.  StoringNow that we’ve cleared that up, put all your out of season clothes (your summery florals) in storage boxes and store somewhere out of sight/ the back of your wardrobe/ high up. If you had a few items you weren’t quite ready to let go of yet but never wear, use the out of sight, out of mind trick and place them all in a black bag. After a year or so, if you remember anything you put in the bag, you can take it out, but dump the rest without looking. PlacingWhere you put what in your wardrobe really depends on the type of wardrobe layout you have, but using boxes, hanging organisers and cubes are a great way to store shoes, scarfs, belts etc.  Upkeep-A good way of seeing what you actually use and don’t use is the hanger method. Put in all your clothes with the hanger facing towards you. Because you naturally put clothes in with the hanger facing towards you, after a while you will be able to tell which clothes you haven’t worn, as they’re still facing you. – Another way of doing this is placing a ribbon on your rail and everything you wear, you put to the left of the ribbon, the items left on the right – you haven’t worn.- When we buy clothes, we usually take the tags right off before placing them in our wardrobe. Keep them on, that way you can see if you actually wear it.- One in one out: the name is in the title, if you love having a clean and non-overflowing wardrobe, keep it limited by throwing out one time when you get a new one. New jeans? Donate the old pair you’ve had for years. Or, keep a set number of hangers in your wardrobe that you’re allowed to use.  Out with the old, in with the new. Hope you find these tips useful for how to organise your wardrobe, and keep it organised, ready for the new season. Interested in blogging for us? Join our Yahoo Blogger Network!

 Albeit the phrase is usually ‘spring cleaning’, I always find spring packed with exam preparation, keeping up those New Years resolutions, and aww-ing at cute lambs. Approaching fall/autumn however, I have some time at the end of summer to get myself together again before a new term, and sometimes this includes moving flat - the perfect opportunity to sort your wardrobe. Even if this is the opposite of what you are up to at this time of year, it’s always satisfying starting a new season (and season of clothes) with an organised wardrobe. Clean closet, clean mind! So out with the old season and in with the new, here are some tips for how to organise your wardrobe.  SortingFirst things first is sorting out what to keep. Apparently we only wear 20% of our clothes 80% of the time so we all have extra we can get rid of. Simply make a keep, store and donate pile, and go through each item. Rule: If you haven’t worn it in a year and it’s not a special occasion outfit (your wedding dress) - donate pile.  StoringNow that we’ve cleared that up, put all your out of season clothes (your summery florals) in storage boxes and store somewhere out of sight/ the back of your wardrobe/ high up. If you had a few items you weren’t quite ready to let go of yet but never wear, use the out of sight, out of mind trick and place them all in a black bag. After a year or so, if you remember anything you put in the bag, you can take it out, but dump the rest without looking. PlacingWhere you put what in your wardrobe really depends on the type of wardrobe layout you have, but using boxes, hanging organisers and cubes are a great way to store shoes, scarfs, belts etc.   Upkeep-A good way of seeing what you actually use and don’t use is the hanger method. Put in all your clothes with the hanger facing towards you. Because you naturally put clothes in with the hanger facing towards you, after a while you will be able to tell which clothes you haven’t worn, as they’re still facing you. - Another way of doing this is placing a ribbon on your rail and everything you wear, you put to the left of the ribbon, the items left on the right - you haven’t worn.- When we buy clothes, we usually take the tags right off before placing them in our wardrobe. Keep them on, that way you can see if you actually wear it.- One in one out: the name is in the title, if you love having a clean and non-overflowing wardrobe, keep it limited by throwing out one time when you get a new one. New jeans? Donate the old pair you’ve had for years. Or, keep a set number of hangers in your wardrobe that you’re allowed to use.  Out with the old, in with the new. Hope you find these tips useful for how to organise your wardrobe, and keep it organised, ready for the new season. Interested in blogging for us? Join our Yahoo Blogger Network!

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