During this down time or COVID-19 movement restriction phase, I think it is a good time for us to not only be able to work and enjoy the company of our loved ones at home, but to also do some decluttering, specifically, prioritising your clothes!
Yup, prioritising your clothes, not organising them. What does it really mean? Well, if you stay in room where all you do is organise but the same mess happens again and again, aren’t you tired of living in the messy space and cleaning up the same mess everyday?
Prioritising your clothes means that you can take the time to prioritise the items you have and its functionality in your life so that it makes it easier for you to take out the items that is not! In the end, clutter free wardrobe, clutter free mind. Simple lifestyle.
Here are my tips on how you can prioritise your wardrobe!
1. Sort out your clothes by category. This way you can see how many pieces you have per category right away.
You know the drill
2. For each category, put aside the ones you wear “the most” and the ones that are “not well loved”.
3. Figure out how many from the pile of clothes you wear the most you are willing to let go and willing to keep. If you find that you have 1-2 favourite tees amongst the pile of 5 for example. Those are your priority pieces. Now move the remaining 3 to the “not well loved” pile
4. Now look through your “not well loved” pile. Figure out the reason why you don’t wear it often. Is it because the length is too long? Is it too loose? If the reasons can be fix, like just bringing them to a tailor, then keep it in a “ fix it” pile. Mending the clothes and altering clothes to fit you better helps you to love the clothes you already have.
5. For the rest of clothes, well, give it your friend, pass down to your nieces or nephews, donate to the less fortunate or recycle them with Kloth Cares !
Why should I prioritise my clothes?
1. Save time in decision making. If you keep only clothes you love to wear the most in your wardrobe, waking up and picking them out for work or such would take less than a minute.
2. Save money. Prioritising the clothes you have by making it work, like altering pieces to fit your better or bedazzling them to make an outfit party means you will be saving money by not spending on more clothes you will probably just wear once or twice
3. Keeping unwanted clothes out of landfills! Clothes takes years to break down but recycling fabrics means that appropriate bodies are able to recover them for reuse or material recovery.
I hope these tips will help you in the thought process of prioritising your wardrobe!
Now let’s get productive, people!
Be safe, be kind and don’t panic.