Have you ever found yourself starring hopelessly into your closet in absolute despair because no matter how hard you try, you never have anything to wear?
It's time to address your mess and sort out your wardrobe.
Your clothes are not just about what you have but also how you hang, store and take care of them.
Investing in some extra storage boxes will save you time and money in the long run.
The best place to find storage boxes, if money is tight, is the local charity shop.
Wooden hangers are much better than wire ones. Over time they will help keep your clothes in good shape and also can be found recycled in many second hand stores. Fashion boutiques and dry cleaners have excess hangers so worth asking around before investing in new. You will extend the life of shoes and boots if you put shoe trees in them and storing knitwear properly in the summer is essential is you don't want it full of holes by the time the winter rolls around.
Recycle or swap anything that does not fit you, suit you and make some space to declutter and reorganize what you are left with. A nice idea is to offer your friends first dibs on what's going begging (if you can afford it) and maybe ask them to make a donation to charity. Then once you've made some room give your closet a sort out and your clothes a much needed makeover by putting them into complete outfits with bags, shoes and accessories. Store your summer clothes in winter and the other way round in summer in your new storage boxes. Having less out at any one time makes it much easier to see what you've got and more likely you'll wear something different. A regular sort out when the weather gets warmer also alerts you to things you may have forgotten about.
If you are lucky enough to own some cashmere, a budget lifestyle top tip to keep it in excellent condition, store these items inside an old cotton pillowcase keeping them away from the moths and ready for next season, keeping your closet clear and saving you a fortune in the process.
As a stylist the key is knowing what you have, what goes with what and where to find it so when it comes to your closet, less is more.
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