Every single morning, without fail, I would open up my wardrobe to get dressed and mutter “I have nothing to wear” to an abundance of clothing staring back at me.
After being pregnant for what felt like two years back to back, I needed to be honest with myself. The maternity jeans needed to go and the low cut, crop tops needed to be slung.
It was time to have a spring clean and organise my wardrobe
Cleaning and organising my wardrobe left my head feeling on cloud 9. As daft as this might sound, I became excited to get up and get dressed, online shopping was no longer a chore and I started to feel more “me”.
Here is how I organised my wardrobe:
Go in with a bin bag and be completely ruthless. ANY clothing that makes you feel uncomfortable, does not fit well, is out of your style needs to go. For years, I would save items of clothing in the hope that one day they would fit me. The truth is, every time I saw them, I would just feel low of myself. It is much better to treat yourself to something after you reach your goal than have a dress, two sizes too small, stare at you every morning.
Even that top you have worn 20+ times needs to go. It is time for a new one.
Now that you have your huge pile of unwanted clothing, go through and donate good quality items to charity, recycle old clothing or even sell pieces for an extra bit of money.
I sell tonnes of Mole and Frankie’s clothing. It is so rewarding knowing they are washed, ironed, packaged away, off to another baby in need.
Fresh Pair Of Eyes
As soon as you have done your massive closet clear out, stop.
Look at your wardrobe the next day with a fresh pair of eyes. Go through it again. You may find that there are more clothes to be cleared out. It may feel like you are ending up with no clothing left but, I can assure you having less is more.
The first thing I do now is change all the hangers to the same kind. I absolutely despise plastic supermarket hangers. They make clothing look cheap and your wardrobe messy.
Having the same hangers helps you to focus more on the clothing.
Invest in wooden hangers for a chic, expensive look. Shop my favourite wooden hangers
For my daughter’s room, I prefer her to have fun, non slip hangers. Shop Mole’s hangers
Frankie has wooden hangers to match the neutral colour palette in his room. Shop Frankie’s hangers
Bye Bye Shoe Boxes
Have all of your beautiful shoes on show. Then you can see which shoes you have and get inspired for outfits. Use the heel to toe method of pairing shoes next to one another to save space.
Grouping your clothing into product type will help you to:
- Visually see how much you have.
- Find the clothing you are looking for easier.
- Become inspired for outfit choices.
I start off by grouping all of my jackets, then jumpers, long sleeve tops, t-shirts, vests, dresses, skirts, shorts, jeans and trousers.
Once all of your clothing has been grouped, go in and colour group those items.
For example, all black jackets first, then nude then white and keep going down all of your wardrobe.
You may notice that you have way too many black t-shirts. Get rid of anymore clothing you feel like you have too much of.
Ready To Go Style
Whilst you have been on your closet clear out mission, you may have felt inspired for an outfit. I love to put this outfit together on the hanger and place it at the end of my wardrobe. That way, if i’m in a rush, tired, not feeling inspired, there is a full outfit ready for me.
This method has been a huge help when getting two children ready. For Mole, I get all of her nursery outfits for the month ready (with spares). She can then get ready super quick in the morning.
I hope my top tips have helped you. Now have fun organising that wardrobe!