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Wardrobe Weeding

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A bit of a different post today but something that has been on my mind. My wardrobe needs attention at the moment. I just can’t face it! I have heard there are services out there to sort people like me out.

Here is my wardrobe situation:

  • I have 2 closets full of clothes
  • I wear about 20% of them
  • I can’t find things
  • There is too much to keep organised and create outfits easily.
  • When I shop I buy items because I like them and don’t think about what they work with
  • The chaos is getting to me
  • I get ridiculously attached to clothes and keep them to “wear in the future” but never do

The closets are so bad that the thoughts of going through it to weed out what I don’t want is making my head spin. I don’t know what to keep and what to send to the charity shop. It’s too over-whelming and I don’t know where to start.

I have heard a service called Wardrobe Weeding mentioned a few times over the past few years. It’s where stylists come out and go through your clothes, help you decide what to keep and get rid of. They also show you how to make your wardrobe work for you. It’s expensive – seems to be around €200 for a half day but it’s something I’m considering.

I need to make my lovely clothes work for me! Has anyone tried anything like this? Any tips?

Amy x

Ps I would looooove a wardrobe like the one above. Come on lottery numbers!! :)

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  • http://www.fashionandhappythings.com Mana Smith

    I thought of doing something like that, but in the end I just bit it, and spend a day doing it myself. I tried everything on, and if it didn’t fit or wasn’t flattering I (charity) binned it, save for my wedding dress, a death note t shirt and the outfit I wore on my first date. The rest if I didn’t love it, it was binned, and then I put everything away on the backwards hanger trick, if I hadn’t worn it buy that day the next year I got rid of it. Then I rewarded myself with shoes for actually doing it.

    Mana
    Fashion and Happy Things

  • Sarah :)

    I’ve never tried anything like this. I’m usually quite good at getting rid of all my clutter but I could probably do with getting them in at the moment. If you do try it out, you should definitely write a post about it, letting us know how you got on !!

  • Deirdre

    I have the same problem! I think it’s a side effect of having kids – I seem to be holding on to a range of sizes to accommodate a growing bump and a post partum figure. I’m 6 months after having number 2 and have great intentions to revamp my wardrobe as soon as I tone up a little bit more. Would be interested to see how you get on if you use a wardrobe weeding service. I would be tempted to try it but I imagine they would just tell me to chuck out everything!

  • Hillary Cleary

    Its like you read my mind about my wardrobe. I have severe issues with it at the moment. I’m telling myself I need to be ruthless and just throw out anything I haven’t worn in a year but just can’t bring myself to do it yet…

    I also have about 20 pairs of jeans none of which I like on me that I just can’t bring myself to throw out because some were only worn twice or three times, I liked them when I tried them on and not when I’d worn them :-(

    Any & all help would be much appreciated

    The €200 sounds like a lot but if would help me save money in the long run it might just work

  • Emma

    Generally speaking I get rid of anything I haven’t worn for 12 months when I do a clear out (except for special sentimental things e.g. I still have my school prom dress). I went through my jeans the other day (I had a ridiculous number of pairs) and got rid of over half of them. I decided it wasn’t worth keeping any that I don’t feel good in-I was only wearing half of them anyway so what’s the point in cluttering up wardrobe space with them?! If you’re feeling overwhelmed I’d probably go through a small section at a time rather than tackling the whole lot at once. And make sure you try stuff on-that’s the only way you can decide what you want to keep really.

    I’m much more fussy than I used to be when I’m shopping.. Unless I feel like I look really nice in something rather than just nice, I won’t buy it. It has to fit right and the same for shoes-yes I have been one of those girls in the past who persuades herself she can manage with shoes a size big or small because they’re gorgeous and they’re on sale. Realistically they just sit gathering dust x

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