In order to make the move as easy as possible I’m currently undertaking a huge spring clean to weed out all the items that I don’t want to take with me to my new home.
The first room on the list was my box room… also known as my wardrobe!
After doing a little (ok a lot…) of Pinterest research I put together a 4 step process to reducing the wardrobe.
1. Remove everything from wardrobe
2. Clean wardrobe
3. Sort all items in 4 piles:
- Keep (I love it…)
- Store (I love it but… not in season, doesn’t fit etc)
- Sell (good condition/branded/new/unusual)
- Donate (everything else!)
4. Time for everything to be moved into its final place:
- Put the Keep pile back in wardrobe.
- “Store” into storage.
- “Sell” on eBay
- “Donate” to Charity.
This is how the plan looked in my Bullet Journal:
- Does it fit?
- Have I worn this item?
- Will I wear in next 12 months?
- Is it in style?
- Is it damaged?
- Would I buy this right now?
- Do I feel confident wearing this?
I also wanted to keep an inventory of what I kept and what I donated/sold so I saw up pictures to represent each category using my stencil.
Now it was time to get started.
Step 1… take everything out of the wardrobe. At this point I began to regret starting!!
Part 3: sort into piles. This is where it starts to get tricky. Luckily I had a little help in the form of one of by best friends and her twin boys who were especially helping in sorting through my hat collection!
I love my scarves so I bought a cheap over door towel rail and some shower curtain hooks to organise them. Now they are all visible im able to “shop” my collection more easily.
In my wardrobe I can see all the items easily, meaning getting ready in the morning will be easier now I don’t have to battle with an over stuffed closet!
Check out my next blog post for part 2 of the closet cleanse when I use my Bullet Journal to make selling on eBay super simple!