Why you have nothing to wear...
The typical woman's wardrobe is crammed full with 107 different items of clothing - but at least once a week, she still can’t find anything to wear.
The result is often a panic-induced raid of the washing basket, and 1 in 5 women have even said that clothing stress causes regular fall-outs with their partner.
To minimise your wardrobe woes, below are our top tips to ensuring early-morning dramas become a thing of the past.
Assess and Declutter: The space you have to work with is precious, so don’t waste it by cramming it full of things you don’t need. Take everything out of your wardrobe and drawers, and group clothing into clear, organised piles. On top of your bed is the perfect place to do this!! This is the time to be brutal; we have all been guilty of purchasing items that are too small/too big/because they were in the sale and thus have never even been worn. If you have items hanging in your wardrobe with the tags still on 6 months after they were purchased, let’s face it, they won’t be worn any time soon. And it’s not just brand new unworn items that should be facing eviction. Anything that has not been worn within 6 months (or within a year if you are really struggling to let go) then it’s time you and your unloved, unworn items parted ways. It may seem like a time consuming, and even overwhelming task, but it will be worth it in the end. You may even find the odd item crammed down the back of your wardrobe that you had completely forgotten about!
Reorganise: Now that you have gone to the effort of sorting the wanted items from the unwanted items, it is time to restack your storage space. No matter how much storage space you do or do not have, it is important that you use it wisely, and in a way that is right for you. Try to keep items used regularly at eye level and in the most accessible area of your wardrobe, while little used items, such as extra duvets, or other seasonal items can go up high. Most of us also end up using our wardrobes to store items other than just clothes and shoes, particularly if we have quite large wardrobes. When storage space is at a premium, this tends to be a necessity for most of us, however if there are other places in your home better suited to store these things then move them. And if they must live in your wardrobe then store them neatly in a labelled box, so you know exactly what they are.
The more attractive the inside of your wardrobe is, the more likely you are going to want to keep it in that same, highly organised condition. Treat yourself to some new hangers - not only will they look great, but decent hangers will help your clothes to hang properly, retaining their shape so they are instantly ready to wear.
Catalogue your Outfits: Most of us feel like we never have anything to wear simply because we forget what we actually own, and even when we do come up with fantastic clothing combinations and strut out of the house feeling fabulous, the chances are, as soon as it comes off at the end of the day it will be long forgotten. The simplest way to remember what you have worn is to take a photo! In the age of the smart phone and the ‘selfie’, it will only take seconds and is the perfect way to not only capture what you are wearing with what, but the easiest way to remember them for weeks to come.
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