August 23, 2013

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

Hey guys! Day #2 of my guest posts is very exciting, I have Jodie from 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!