10 Step Guide for your Wardrobe Detox

January 16, 2013
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10 Step Guide to your Wardrobe Detox – as listed on Rescu.com

written by Sarah Donges from The Beauty Tutor

How many times have you thought to yourself ‘my closet is full but I have nothing to wear’?

If this sounds like you then you’re in need of a serious wardrobe detox and with the new season just around the corner it’s the perfect timing, after all you need space for all those lovely summer fashions you’re going to pick up!

Here at RESCU we’ve enlisted the help of Personal Style Tutor Sarah Donges owner of The Beauty Tutor to help make the process of organising your clothes a little less daunting with her 10-step wardrobe detox guide!

10 Step Guide; Wardrobe Detox

When was the last time you cleared out your wardrobe?

I mean really cleared it out, not just a little pick through. My guess is that your well over due for a clear out and there is no better time of year to do it then a change of season.

If your wardrobe is jammed with no spare hangers and your buying new season items then you need to start with a one item in, one item out rule.

Here is your 10 Step guide to create a wardrobe full of clothes you love, all mix and match and will make it quicker and easier to get ready in the morning.

Step 1: Preparation

Get organised and purchase wooden, plastic and skirt hangers. Wire hangers will ruin your clothes and stretch them out of shape.

Step 2: Time

You need to set aside at least 3 hours to do a full Detox. This includes locking everyone out of the room and turning your phone to silent. No distractions! You have a very serious job to do.

Step 3: Categories

You need to start 4 piles; Yes, No, Maybe and Keep sakes.

Yes’s you love and go back in your wardrobe.

No’s are best forgotten and need to disappear

Maybe’s your not sure of for now. They will not be a maybe by the end, you must decide if they are a Yes, No or Keepsake

Keep sakes are precious however you don’t wear them so they are to be stored in storage boxes or a separate wardrobe.

Step 4: Hanging items

Start by downsizing your hanging items so that when you get to the drawers you can hang items that you didn’t have room for before.

Just do a quick whiz through and throw out all the no’s. You can come back in a moment to do the rest. You know which items these are.

Step 5: Basic look

If you don’t actually like it, get rid of it; if you haven’t worn it in the past two years definitely get rid of it!

Step 6: A closer look

If it is ripped, stretched out of shape or beyond repair then it’s a no.

If you need to take your trouser legs up, repair a hem or sew on a button, get it done.

Once it’s done, you will have a new item in your wardrobe.

Step 7: Honest questions to ask

Are you waiting to lose weight to be able to wear it? Store these items in a separate area, opening your wardrobe to items that don’t fit you will only make you depressed.

If it was a gift and you don’t even like it add it to the keep sake pile.

If you don’t feel comfortable in it, you don’t like the fabric or the colour makes you feel tired and sick the it’s a no.

If you don’t feel like a goddess when you wear it, add it to the detox pile.

Is the item flattering to your figure? If it clings in the wrong places or makes you appear larger or untoned in certain areas it’s a no.

Lastly, does it go with anything else in your wardrobe? This would usually be a sale item that you had to have. If it’s still got tags on it, get rid of it.

Step 8: Storage

Your keep sakes need to be stored out of your wardrobe. These items shouldn’t be taking up your precious wardrobe space. If it’s a delicate item it’s best to vacuum seal it in a space saver bag or keep it in a clear storage box.

Step 9: Tidy up

Once you’ve eliminated all of the wrong items, you need to dispose of them. Here are a few options:

• If it’s a designer label, sell it at a local recycle designer shop.
• Sell it on eBay.
• Donate it to your local charity bin.

You need to make sure everything is hanging correct hangers, is in sections tops with tops etc and shelf items are neatly folded.

Step 10: Congratulations

Now you have a fabulous wardrobe full of clothes you actually like, feel great in and wear. Pour yourself a glass of bubbles, you deserve it!

Contact Details

If you’re not being ruthless enough and you need help with a Wardrobe Detox then The Beauty Tutor can help you.

If you find that you now have no items left in your wardrobe and no idea about what to purchase or don’t want to make the same mistakes, then a Personal Shopping trip is for you.

Please contact us or visit our website for more information; www.TheBeautyTutor.com

Email: info@TheBeautyTutor.com
Phone:  (02) 8003 3969

 

 

 

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