How to Downsize Your Wardrobe
Do you have too many clothes in your closet? Are there pieces that you keep but never wear because they’re out of style or don’t fit anymore? If so, then it may be time to downsize your wardrobe.
Follow the steps in this article to get rid of the clutter from your closet and build a simplified, clutter-free wardrobe that you’ll love.
Take Inventory of Your Clothes
If you’re looking to downsize your wardrobe, it’s important to take inventory of the clothes that you have. This can be a tedious task, but it will help you find out which pieces of clothing are taking up valuable closet space. Make an inventory list and note down all the items in your closet, then decide how often each item is worn and make a decision on whether or not to keep them. Once you’ve sorted through everything, donate any unwanted items or sell them online if they’re still in good condition!
Store Seasonal Items
When it comes to decluttering your wardrobe, choosing which seasonal items to remove can be difficult. And especially if you have a smaller wardrobe, then you’ll need to be strict on which items you are choosing to keep. If you have bigger items of clothing, such as larger winter boots and coats, then it will be worth keeping them in storage units for the nine or ten months of the year that they won’t be used in. We have a range of smaller personal storage units that are perfect for keeping your unused seasonal clothing items that you can access whenever you like, if the weather suddenly takes a turn for the worst.
Donate Clothes That Don’t Fit Anymore
One of the best ways to downsize your wardrobe is by donating clothes that no longer fit. This can be difficult for some people, as they may feel like they’re getting rid of a part of themselves, but it’s important to remember that those clothes are taking up valuable closet space and aren’t being used. If you have any clothes that don’t fit anymore, donate them to your local charity or thrift store. You’ll be doing yourself (and someone else) a favour!
Sell Old Clothes You No Longer Wear
Another way to downsize your wardrobe is by selling clothes that you no longer wear. This can be a great way to make some extra cash, and it’s also a fun way to declutter your closet. There are a number of ways to sell your old clothes, including online marketplaces, consignment stores, and even garage sales. So take a look at your clothes and see which pieces you could sell.
Host a Clothing Swap
If you have friends who are also looking to downsize their wardrobes, then hosting a clothing swap party can be a fun way to declutter your closets together. Invite everyone over with bags of clothes that they no longer wear, and set aside some time for everyone to go through each other’s items. This is a great way to get rid of clothes that you don’t want anymore, and it’s also a fun way to socialise with friends.
Maintaining Your Newly Downsized Wardrobe
Once you’ve downsized your wardrobe, it’s important to keep up with the new system. If you don’t maintain your decluttered closet then it could quickly turn into a mess again with clothes piling up on top of each other and making things difficult for you every morning as you get ready.
As previously mentioned, storage units are always a great option for storing your unused clothes, either for short or longer periods of time until you want to wear them again. With personal storage units ranging from 9sq.ft all the way up to 250sq.ft here at Cubic Storage, we have a unit that will work for you.