YOUR GUIDE TO A SUCCESSFUL WARDROBE DETOX
Wardrobe detoxing can be very essential in helping you maintain a wardrobe that best fits you. Once you've detoxified your closet you may feel that you have a lot less clothes, but you'll be left with items you love and feel good in. You will have a clearer perspective on what you're working with, and won't feel like you have nothing to wear. In addition, you'll be able to make better choices of what needs to be added to your wardrobe.
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For those of you who have never done this before, below are some helpful tips to get you started! Be sure to set aside a good amount of time for this task. You can also break your closet into sections if you don't want to go all in at once, and rather focus on a certain item category a day
(example: pants/shorts, tops, dresses, etc.).
Be sure to have a clean room because it's going to get a little messy, and you'll have clothes everywhere. Wear something simple that you can easily take off to try on clothes.
Get trash bags for items that will be thrown away. Get 3 storage containers/boxes and label them with 'Alter/Customize', 'Giveaway/Sell' and 'Maybe'.
Select and item category (like skirts or blouses) and place everything in your closet belonging to that category your bed or the floor. Now you want to get down to the nitty gritty. Examine every item in this category (I suggest trying items on for better decision making) and put them into one of the places listed below.
Throw anything away that is worn, stained, ripped and too damaged to give away.
Place items in this pile if they need minor repairs such as buttons or a zipper fixed. Also place items in this pile that you like, but may need to be tailored. If the cost to get it tailored is more than replacing it, just replace it. Items you can customize for fun DIY projects can also be placed in this pile.
These are items in good condition that you're not sure if you want to keep them or not.
Items in this pile should be items that you haven't worn in a very long time, and don't plan on wearing anymore. If you haven't worn it in the past year, consider it gone. Someone else may be able to get more wear out of it. If you have multiple of the same item (like 10 flannel shirts), narrow it down to 3 and put the rest in this pile.
Back to Closet
Anything that you love to wear and look/feel good in deserves to go back in your closet!
REPEAT STEPS WITH EVERY ITEM CATEGORY IN YOUR CLOSET!
- Throw trash bags away
- Put items in the 'Maybe' pile under your bed somewhere or in storage for a while. If you don't miss them, give them away. If there are items you decide you can't live without, add them back to your closet.
- Get 'Alter/Customize' items tailored and repaired. Do some fun DIY projects with the ones you want to customize.
- Organize your newly refreshed wardrobe and make a list of what additions you need to buy.
I'd love to get your thoughts and comments on how this process worked for you!