IT IS A RAINY DAY (at least where I am in Sydney) SO A PERFECT TIME TO SHOP IN YOUR WARDROBE!
(……This is really part 3 so have a look at the related posts this week!)
Give yourself a good chunk of time for the clean out of your wardrobe. Professionally, I get this job done with my clients in 2 hours and you might like to take between 2 to 4 hours.
What you need for this exercise is :
– Heavy Duty garbage bags
– A good mirror
– Uplifting music, a cup of tea/coffee and some snacks!
– A vacuum cleaner and a wet cloth (now is your chance to give it a good clean in those dusty forgotten areas)
This process is known to bring back memories and can be quite emotional. So do this when you are feeling great and inspired! Not worth rushing this for the sake of a few days.
Even if this job is a little distressing it is such an important step in the process of creating a wardrobe you love.
It may be an idea to have a friend/daughter/mum/husband on hand to help you during this process to make tough decisions, to get a second opinion, to relive the moments and perhaps to hand you a tissue if you are finally saying goodbye to certain items.
It is a great idea to wear your best supporting lingerie, do your hair and make up for when you try things on.
Be prepared to take everything out of your wardrobe so best to clear your bed. If you have a mobile clothing rack even better.
Remember that you ONLY keep items you love 100%!
I like to sort things out per type of garments i.e assess all your pants first then all your skirts and dresses. Then move on to Shirts/Blouses and Tops, Jackets, Jumpers and Vests. Jewellery, scarfs, belts, hosiery, shoes and handbags are next.
You will end up with piles on the floor. Generally, I keep the following piles:
1. One pile of definite RECYCLE ready to be put in the garbage bags for the Donation Bin.
2. One pile for items that need washing, dry cleaning, alteration. And of course this is ONLY for items that you LOVE…