5 Steps to a Decluttered Closet - Guest Post Week - Day #2

Friday, 23 August 2013

Hey guys! Day #2 of my guest posts is very exciting, I have Jodie from www.alajode.com who will be helping you sort out your wardrobe, she's made such a helpful chart which I wish I had have used when I attempted sorting out my clothes a few weeks ago.

 Have a Plan

The word ‘decluttering’ doesn’t send shivers down spines because it’s easy and diving straight in will only make the task seem even more impossible. It doesn’t matter whether you decide to divide the work into more manageable, systematic chunks (tops today, skirts tomorrow) or do it all in one go and not stop until it’s finished, but make sure you set some sort of goal so you know where you’re heading.

Divide It Up

As you sort through items divide into a few smaller piles. I usually have 4: keep, recycle, sell and bin. Sometimes it’s really hard to choose so I made it easier with a simple chart - all you have to do is follow it!

Be Honest

It’s so easy to let sentimentality take over but try to be as rational as possible. If you’re like me, clothes – along with most other possessions – all hold valuable memories and letting go is near-impossible, even when I know I will never ever wear them again. Make some rules, such as keeping maximum 10 pairs of shoes, then write them down somewhere visible and stick to them!


Now that you’re wardrobe looking neat and manageable, it’s time to enjoy the results of all your hard work!

If you enjoyed this post and want to know more, including ideas for dealing with each pile separately, click here to browse the whole series.

I want to say a really big thank you to Lucy for allowing me to take over for a day and I really hope you liked it. I’d obviously love if you checked out my blog, à la Jode, but otherwise thank you for reading!


  1. i'm currently in the process of clearing out my clothes and this has helped me so much, i need to be ruthless!

    also, i'm hosting a GIVEAWAY on my blog at the moment with a mac lipstick of your choice up for grabs so be sure to check it out! UK only though!

    katy x


  2. Thank you for letting me write this!! Hope you're having a great time away :) x

    Jodie Marie | à la Jode

  3. This is so helpful! I should probably be cleaning out my closet... Ow, Eminem quote! haha!
    Maria xx

  4. Great tips. Will definitely be using them when I clear out my wardrobe :)

  5. This is really good advice! I have soooo many clothes and whenever I try to get rid of some, I always end up thinking... "but I might wear it one day..." and never do. Definitely be using the chart next time



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