If I asked you to go upstairs, open your wardrobe and pull out any clothes you haven’t worn in the past year how many would you find? For me there would some jeans, definitely some tops and I am ashamed to say it but even some still new with labels. Now if you did this for the children’s rooms and the husbands wardrobe could you find more?
What about in the attic? Who is guilty of putting bin bags of clothes up there ready for the next child, a nephew or friends little one. Do you actually bring them back down and sort them out? I didn’t for a long time. These days I am better and I am not such a hoarder as I frequently take to charity shops and last year we did a car boot sale .
However did you know that on average every UK female only wears 70% of their wardrobe. With an average of 144 items of clothing per wardrobe that equates to 43 unworn items! You can turn these unwanted goods into money that goes straight into your pocket by selling on ebay or using cash for clothes centres.
My tops tips for decluttering are:
- When I buy something new I find something to exchange it with. So if I buy a top I have to get rid of one.
- We always have a bag where we can pop things in we no longer want or use, as this fills we then get rid of it.
- Be organised, if you use a good system for storing clothes it means that you don’t forget about that nice skirt or whatever.
- If something hasn’t been used in six months it is unlikely to be used again.
- Don’t keep things in the attic, it is a bad habit and you never use the things again. The only things in my attic is the Christmas Tree and decorations.
- Keep kitchen cupboards organised, rotate your tinned good to ensure things get used up and you don’t buy things you already have. (this is my work in progress tip).
This post is in association with Bedroom Storage Maker provider of wardrobe storage systems’