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De-clutter 101: How to bring order to your Wardrobe?

Hi guys, today I want to share with you my tips on how to bring order to your wardrobe. De-clutter is such a Thing now! Everyone is cleaning their wardrobes, beauty collections, kitchens and so on. I think it does make sense – living in a clean and organised space make your days much easier and more pleasant. For example, having an organised wardrobe will save you a lot of time and stress in the morning. In addition to this it will save you lots of money when you go shopping. How many times did you buy a similar dress/shirt or t-shirt, because you just though that you didn’t have any yet in your closet? Previously it happened to me a lot. That’s I started to search for a solution! Honestly, the solution is very easy – read my De-clutter 101  guide and find out how can you make your wardrobe life easier and fun!

Establish your personal style

Take a little bit of your time and understand what does your personal style look like? Do you have any particular style, such as minimalistic, girly, business woman, fashionista etc? Or you just go with a flow and don’t spend to much time thinking about your look? Once you’ve answered these questions, you will have a more clear idea of what you need to get rid of.

kult domini by kate deeleySet aside some time and prepare boxes/bags

Whether it’s one of the weekdays’ evenings or a half of a Saturday, choose the day and time which is suitable for you. I’ve just de-cluttered my wardrobe yesterday and can say that you need to be ready for this. Especially if you have a huge closet and are stingy to throw away anything. For example, I found dresses and shoes which were 5-7 years old. Honestly, did I think they still looked fine and trendy? I obviously did, shame on me.

Take your clothes out of the wardrobe

I don’t like to put my clothes collection on the floor, I prefer to use my bed. This way, all the clothes that you decide to keep will stay nice and clean. Once you’ve done with the clothes, move to your shoe rails, accessories drawers and place for everything. I’m sure, the majority of us has this place for everything. When you don’t know where to put something you just stick it there. This is the most complicated bit to organise. Because things tend to be accumulated there a lot! For example, I have a space in the kitchen where the microwave should be. It was very old, didn’t work and my landlord just decided to remove it. There I have a huge empty space. Well, to be honest with you it’s never empty, this is my place for everything

Mayra fedane handbagsRemove all the rubbish

So, it’s THE TIME now! Make sure you don’t accumulate rubbish, because rubbish generates more rubbish. Saying this, I mean remove not only receipts and candy wrappers, but also put aside all the old dresses, t-shirts, skirts, trousers etc that you don’t need anymore. I apply some rules when cleaning the wardrobe:

– when was the last time I wore this item? If it was 2 seasons ago – one year, I don’t keep it!

– is it still in good condition? If the item needs a new button, it’s ok – just change it. If the fabric looks shabby, I don’t keep the item.

– does it fit me now? I only keep items that are still my current size and benefit my shape. Don’t buy and keep things that don’t look good on you.

– does this item fit my current style?

Organise your clothes, shoes and accessories in the way that helps you  easily and quickly find what you need

For instance, store the whole outfit in one place. Alternatively, hang all the clothes by colour or type. I divide my wardrobe in few sections:

1. Blouses, shirts and tops

2. Skirts, shorts, culottes and trousers

3. Dresses

4. Co-ord sets

5. Shoes and bags

6. Fur, faux fur, duster coats, jackets and vests

7. Accessories.

Holly FultonBuy thin hangers

This one is very important! This way, you will save some space in your closet. Even if you decide to keep tons of things, they will take slightly less space.

Spend time, put effort and finally create your capsule wardrobe

Never again you will have problems with your everyday I-have-nothing-to-wear situation, if you spend time once to think of basics in your wardrobe. Keep in mind that fashion has a cycle and all the trends, shapes and colours will come back very soon. Don’t buy fast fashion items very often or at least don’t spend too much on it.

Spring summer 2016 fashion trendsRegularly wash, dry clean and fix your clothes and shoes

I think here is nothing more to say about it! You just really need to keep your items clean and fixed, because you don’t want to wear dresses with holes or shoes with damaged heels. Better not wear them at all than try to hide the problem or pretend you don’t care about it. People will notice your carelessness and draw conclusions.

Clean and rethink your wardrobe at least twice a year: in the beginning of Autumn and Spring

For example, in Autumn you can finally move all the silk dresses and and sandals into the storage and free some space for bulky oversized boyfriend coats and leather boots. In the end of every season go to the rule number 1 and start over!

Bonus:

Make a cup of tea, take chocolates, sit in front of your perfect wardrobe and just admire it – so nice and clean; so lovely and ready for new clothes 🙂

You may also like to see how I styled a floral skirt in a  street style outfit way for a Smashbox event in Central London!

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22 Comments

  • Reply Genia 19th October 2015 at 3:02 pm

    I wish someone came and de-cluttered my wardrobe! Thanks for the tips, they are very useful!

    • Reply Yukova 19th October 2015 at 3:06 pm

      Hehe, I’m glad you find these wardrobe tips useful.
      Let me know if you will decide to clean your wardrobe. I’d love to hear about your experience
      Yuliya x

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  • Reply Lauren 19th October 2015 at 11:19 pm

    I really need to do this myself. I always struggle to throw away clothes as I am certain I will wear them again, then another 2 years goes by without me touching it

    Lauren x | http://www.laurenapowers.blogspot.com

    • Reply Yukova 20th October 2015 at 9:35 am

      Hi Lauren,
      So as you can see from my blog post, if you didn’t wear it for 2 years, it should go… Most likely you are not going to wear it again.
      Let em know if you detox your wardrobe!
      Yuliya x

  • Reply Eline Tailer 20th October 2015 at 9:32 pm

    AhHAHA so nice article about us girls!) Perfect!

    Please visit my fashion blog too – http://www.tailerofstyle.com will glad to see you and will wait!)

    • Reply Yukova 20th October 2015 at 10:05 pm

      Exactly)))
      Do you think I have to write a blog post about how to re-clutter your wardrobe?
      Yuliya x

  • Reply Jennifer 22nd October 2015 at 4:30 am

    Love the post. I could definitely use these tips as my closet is overflowing!!!

    Jennifer
    https://jenniferjmo.wordpress.com

    • Reply Yukova 22nd October 2015 at 9:35 am

      Ahahaha, girls are such a girls)))
      Share with me your results, once de-cluttered!
      Yuliya x

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