LIFESTYLE

How To Declutter

January 14, 2017

Get rid of anything that doesn’t SPARK JOY
If you haven’t worn something in the last 6 months, or you’ve bought something and the tags are still attached then it’s time to let that piece go.

Cherish WHO you are NOW
We all have ideas on how we want to look, and sometimes we fall victim to impulse buys. It’s time to sift through those items and remove them from your wardrobe. An example for me was buying a bright yellow top, and a few floral print dress. I am ashamed to say they still had their tags on… they just weren’t me.
If you also need to loose weight to fit into certain pieces but haven’t, then remember to cherish who you are. Chances are, they bring you more sadness than joy.

Tis better to DONATE than accumulate
One thing I love doing is ‘recycling’. When I had my big de-clutter I created three piles. One for my Mum, one for Ebay and another for charity. If I had clothes that I knew my Mum would love I’d put them on the Mum pile, the remainder was either for charity or Ebay. Give yourself 1-2 months to sell your items on Ebay, if they don’t budge then remember that it’s better to donate than accumulate.

Find COMMON TRENDS between your most-worn items
I love this one because it really helps you define your personal style. Organise your clothes by style and colour and you’ll be surprised to see how much you’re naturally draw to certain trends. This step helps in the future, as you’ll know what styles to shop for and what you feel most comfortable in. Which brings me back to the point I made in my previous post. Don’t be afraid to opt for different cuts and textures. Look at how these black tops vary:

 

EDIT early and OFTEN.
Think of this as pulling weeds from a garden. Keep up with sprucing every 6 months. If your body is changing or you’re developing as a person, then your style might alter too so don’t be afraid to donate / sell. You will notice that you remove less over time, as your wardrobe becomes more consistent. You will also be more knowledgeable about your most worn / comfortable items. And hey, lets fact it, we’re going to be shopping one day and feel an urge to try something new. As much as I try to stay away from those fast trends, I might get swept.

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