7 indisputable signs it’s time to clean out your closet

Let’s face it. Cleaning out your closet can be a long and arduous task. But, how do you know when it’s time to bite the bullet and make a start on sorting out your well-loved collection of clothing? Below is a list of 7 indisputable signs that it’s time to clean out your closet.

Your wardrobe has outgrown your closet

If you’re struggling to fit that extra jacket onto the rack and you’re sick of squeezing your wardrobe doors closed due to the overflow, then you need to downsize your collection. Yes it’s good to have a certain number of options when it comes to what to wear, but your collection should be able to fit snugly into a standard sized closet and not take over your entire living space.

Your clothing is constantly creased due to the lack of space

Do you find that most of your clothing is in need of an iron after spending a couple of days in your wardrobe? Having clothing packed in there too tightly can damage your items, so it’s time to invest in some space saving storage solutions. Even something as simple as upgrading to slim-line clothes hangers can give you up to 25% more space.

Your have more shoes than you know what to do with

Less is sometimes more and this should be true when it comes to your shoe collection. If you find that you could change your footwear each day over the course of a month and still have spares, then it’s time for a clear-out. Giveaway any pairs that you no longer wear or if they’re showing signs of wear and tear, simply throw them out! They are taking up valuable closet space.

Some items in your collection still have their price tags intact

If your wardrobe is full of items that have never seen the light of day, then it’s time to pass them on to someone who could actually make use of them. Be realistic, if you haven’t chosen to wear an item after more than 6-12 months it’s time to say goodbye.

Finding ‘that top’ is an unachievable task

Having an unorganized wardrobe can make finding certain items a lengthy process and can waste valuable time. So if you find yourself taking longer than 20 minutes to locate your favourite white tee, it’s time to organize your collection correctly.

You have 24 identical grey jumpers

We all have our favorite staple item that makes us look and feel great but if you find that your wardrobe has a ridiculous amount of one particular item, it’s time to streamline your collection. Yes that exact shade of grey may suit your skin tone perfectly, but there is no reason why you should have another 8 items that look almost identical. Group together any similar looking items, try them all on and try to keep only one or two duplicates.

You closet is full to bursting yet you have “nothing to wear”

We are all guilty of this however, having a large collection of clothing can in fact make it harder to put outfits together quickly and easily. If you feel like you have a wardrobe full of clothing yet struggle to find the perfect outfit then it could be time to ask the help of a personal shopper. Not only will a personal shopper help you to fill any gaps in your clothing collection but they can also give advice on downsizing your clothing collection, which in turn will make it easier to style each piece you choose to keep.

So the next time you are wondering whether or not it’s time to have a closet clear-out, just ask yourself if any of the above points sound familiar.

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