How to detox your wardrobe: A step by step guide

*This is a repost from 2018 (ahhh...to think of a year that wasn't 2020...) but I figured whilst we're in quarantine and have more time on our hands, some of you might find this post useful! Also, the original post has had nearly 2000 reads so I figured that it must have helped some of you guys previously! Enjoy :)


If I had a pound for every item of clothing I've hoarded then I'd for sure be rollin' in the money. 

But let's face it.  That doesn't happen. 

Instead, we're left with a huge wedge of clothes we no longer reach for and...(you ready?) Less. Wardrobe. Space. Uh-huh. I said it. The dreaded lack of room that disables your ever-growing clothing addiction...

Does this scenario sound familiar?

Your wardrobe's probably crying out for a closet cleanse.

So, here's how to detox your wardrobe this summer:



1.Everything Out                             
 Sort all your clothes into separate categories: shorts, tops, trousers, etc. Although it may seem terrifyingly time-consuming it will actually end up saving time in the long run. You want to be able to see everything you're dealing with here.

2. Decision Making
Take a cold, stern look at the clothes that lay before you... If you haven't worn an item in the past year, you'll probably never wear it again; the chuck pile it is.
We don't want any "but what if one day I'll desperately need those ugly trousers that are three sizes too small for me?"

3. And More Deciding
In the same way, don't get too carried away either.  If a piece brings you excessive joy but only sporadically migrates from your wardrobe, just keep it! 

4. Get Advice
Those pieces that you're not totally convinced on, simply ask a friend. Ask them to be brutally honest: does it fit like a glove? Suit my body type? Have a strange print? Two voices are usually better than one. They'll let you know if it's worthy of the gram or better off in another home.

5. If All Else Fails
To reach a wider spectrum of people: meet Instagram polls. Take a photo of your outfit, attach a yes/no poll, sit back, and let Instagram decide!

6. Sell And Share
How about turning your boring wardrobe cleansing process into an exciting, profitable one? Sell your most worthy clothes on a Depop or eBay account.  It's nice to get a little reward for a day's hard labour!
All the remaining clothes can be donated to charity or gifted to a worshipping friend.

Thanks for reading! Are you clothing collector or more of a minimalist? Would love to hear in the comments!




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  1. I love having a clothes sort out from time to time! If I look at something and I think I'm not going to wear it again or it hasn't been worn for a long time, it gets thrown in the charity bag! x

    Lucy | www.lucymary.co.uk

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    1. Same here! I often find clothes I literally forgot I had so I just give them away :) Thanks for reading!

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  2. Such a great post!

    Carina | https://carinazz.blogspot.com/

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  3. Needed this for sure!! I'm in that process and can't decide which to toss cos I love everything. Ha!! I'm a mess! Lol!!

    https://missymayification.co.uk

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    1. Aw I hoped this helped! haha don't worry I'm the same :)

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  4. Hey Lily!

    Literally cleared mine out the other day but I have tooo many clothes! :p

    I only just found your blog and I love it! check mine out:

    www.gracemenzel.co.uk

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    1. Hey! I cleared mine out recently too! Thanks so mcuh, I'll check your blog out :)

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  5. I really need to declutter my wardrobe, I've put it off for so long but I don't have an excuse anymore xo

    Makeup Muddle

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    1. Haha it can seem a very daunting task! Thanks for reading :)

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  6. Oooh! I am big on detoxing my wardrobe. There are clothes that we don't need anymore and might as well make some space. I love the steps that you have laid out. It is straight forward and can help ease the process! Thanks for sharing!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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  7. Thank you girl, this is what I need!
    Have a nice day xx

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  8. These are all great tips!! I'm constantly going through my wardrobe.

    Jennifer
    Effortlessly Sophisticated

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  9. Great tips! I love decluttering my wardrobe - I find it therapeutic!
    Julia x
    https://www.thevelvetrunway.com/

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    1. Thanks so much :) And same here, it's such a calming task!

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  10. This is such a helpful post! I'm definitely in need of a closet cleanout too, so thanks for sharing your tips! :)

    melissakacar.blogspot.com

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  11. I've been putting off doing this but it must be done! Great tips to get through the declutter xx

    Violethollow.com

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  12. I love a good declutter, especially a good wardrobe declutter. These tips are so handy, thanks for sharing xx

    Hannah | https://luxuryblush.co.uk/

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  13. I'm a total collector... my closet is going to burst. hahaha!

    www.fashionradi.com

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    1. Same haha! I got rid of quite a lot recently thought :)

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  14. I recently decluttered a load and popped a few pieces onto Depop and the others have gone into a charity bag
    Charlotte / Charlotte's Picks

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