Are you one of those people who look into their wardrobe and feel despair that you have nothing to wear? If you are, I bet you have rails and rails of clothes that you haven’t worn for ages and that if you really thought about it, you would be able to find something to wear quite easily! So what does your wardrobe need to make it a happier place?
First things first, you need to have a massive clear out. Take everything out of your wardrobe and place it all on your bed. Now take each item one by one and you need to do 1 of three things with it. If you like it and you have worn it, you can place it back in your wardrobe. If you don’t like it then you need to decide whether to chuck it or sell it. Don’t just assume that because you don’t like it, it needs to go into the bin – one man’s trash is definitely another man’s treasure. As long as the item is in decent condition then you should sell it! Get onto Facebook selling groups or place like eBay and get a few quid for clothes that you no longer need. Selling on these page is generally quite easy and knowing that you are going to get a little financial reward for your sort out can be the perfect motivation you need to get rid of clothes you no longer wear rather than hanging onto them.
While you’re sorting out all of your clothes make sure you put everything back into some sort of order. That way when you do come to look for something to wear everything will be much more organised and therefore easier to find, which can help you from getting so stressed. It could even be worth investing in some storage boxes and storage solutions before you do all of this. That way you’re much more likely to keep things clean and organised in the future – which can only be a good thing! The good news is that there are loads of wardrobe storage solutions out there so you can be sure there will be something to suit you and your needs.
Once you have been good and have sold items that you no longer wear, use this money to buy a few new items – but don’t over spend. Be sensible with the items that you buy. Look for something in your wardrobe, for example a pair of trousers and buy a top that you would like to wear this. If you just go out shopping and buy random items then you could very quickly end up in the same position as before – which is the last thing you want. So anything that you do buy make sure you have thought about what you are going to wear it with and when you would wear it.
If you have the odd item in your wardrobe that you love, haven’t worn but can’t bear to part with then set yourself a challenge to wear it. Maybe you could do one day a week where you wear something that you haven’t worn at all in the last month, that way you are always trying something new and changing the way you dress, which of course helps to keep things interesting. It also helps to make sure that all of your clothes get used and stops you getting into the same clothing rut you were in before.
As you have gone to all of this effort to update your wardrobe, don’t forget your shoe rack too! You probably have loads of shoes that you haven’t worn in a while and these are stopping you from seeing the shoes that you probably would wear. Use the same method that you did with your wardrobe and have a brutal clear out with your shoes. If you sell these then you can even use those funds to treat yourself to a new pair or two of shoes that you really want, so it really is a win-win situation.