This is the time of year when we begin to contemplate clearing our stuffy, cluttered wardrobes ready for the Spring. A wardrobe detox can often feel like a chore if it’s not organised properly, so we’ve put together some helpful wardrobe detox tips to help you get started and make it fun.
Our top wardrobe detox tips
1. Just do it!After all the cosiness of winter, Spring is the perfect time to de-clutter and have a wardrobe detox. Don’t keep putting it off – if you don’t do it now, you probably won’t for another year!
2. Give yourself plenty of timeBe realistic about how much time your wardrobe detox will take to avoid having to stop half way through – you may need to allow an entire day.
3. Make it funStick on your favourite playlist to help keep you motivated! You could also get your friends involved, which will come in handy when struggling to decide whether to keep something or throw it.
4. De-clutter and be ruthless about itOne of the most important things for your wardrobe detox is making sure you’re ruthless about your decisions. It will help if you ask yourself these questions: Is it a timeless piece? If you think you’ll wear it season after season, it’s worth keeping. Is it comfortable and a good fit? Does it make you feel good? Is it versatile? Make sure you can style it with at least 3 different outfits! Does it suit your lifestyle? You need pieces that not only work with each other, but also fit into your day to day activities too. Have you worn it in the last 12 months? If not, you probably won’t wear it again!
5. DonateIf you are donating your items of clothing to a good cause, it won’t make you feel as bad about throwing things away. Here’s a selection of addresses that will help you decide where’s best for you to donate:
- Bang Bang Clothing Exchange, 21 Goodge Street, London
- Retro Clothing Exchange, Notting Hill, London
- To book a home collection or find your nearest TRAID clothes bank click here or check out Recycle More if they don’t cover your neighbourhood.
- To find out more about more about swaps and swishes, check out this great resource from HUBBUB which also include some great ideas for refashioning items too.