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12 April 2017


I have a wardrobe that could put Carrie Bradshaw's to shame. Just like Carrie, I have a difficult time parting from any of my clothes because for me they each hold a memory or a special place in my heart. But... I just don't have the room for them! So I have decided to get into the Spring Cleaning spirit and finally sort through my (two) wardrobes and storage boxes to reorganise my wardrobe.

I decided to take a similar approach to Carrie and sort my clothes into three piles- keep, storage and donate. This way I could work out which clothes would be best for the upcoming fashion season, which clothes would be best in storage like jumpers and my winter coats and which clothes would be best going to a new home.

Now deciding which clothes to keep, store or donate was going to be hard. I love shopping and I'm one of those fashion weirdos who feels a strong emotional attachment to their clothes. So I decided to take a tactical approach and when working out which pile they belonged in I asked myself the following questions:
1. Does it fit?
2. When was the last time I wore it?
3. When will I wear it again?
4. Does it fit with my personal style?
5. Will I wear it in the next few months?

The first four helped me to work out whether I needed to keep or donate- I have so many clothes with tags on that don't fit or just don't suit my style of clothing anymore. I've also lost quite a bit of weight recently which means I'm hoarding clothes that don't even fit me anymore- which is ridiculous! Whilst the last question helped me to distinguish between my Autumn/ Winter wardrobe and my Spring/ Summer wardrobe. Am I going to be wearing my faux fur coat or knitted jumpers in the next few months? Probably not, but I will wear them again when it gets to September time so I put these kind of clothes in storage until the weather changes.

left to right- keep, storage, donate.

It took me 2 hours and 35 minutes to sort through all my clothes, shoes and accessories. I managed to reduce my wardrobe by about a quarter! Which is a huge accomplishment for me and I now have an A/W wardrobe ready and three bags of clothes ready to be donated to the charity shop! I found the process a lot easier than I thought and I kind of went in with a no mercy attitude which helped me throw a lot of clothes which I would have usually kept.

I love clearing out my wardrobe, minimising the amount of stuff I own unnecessarily and just clearing my space and mind. Reorganising your wardrobe for the upcoming season is a quick and simple way to clear out some space and feel ready for the upcoming season!

What are your hints and tips for reorganising your wardrobe for Spring/ Summer?

Till next time,

This post has been in collaboration with Satsuma Loans for their Spring Cleaning campaign- check it out here 

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  1. These are such good questions to ask when you are having a clearout! I really need to have one myself and ask these very questions, Easter weekend might be the time for me to finally do it! xx

    Tash | natashatodd.co.uk

  2. This is a brilliant guide to clearing out! I find it difficult too but sometimes we just have to let things go rather than waiting for the 'perfect occassion' to wear them!! Always feel better after a good clearout ☺ x

  3. I definitely need to have a clear out asap.. this post has given me the motivation now 🙈

    Terri / www.territalks.co.uk

  4. I'm just marvelling at what a cool selection of shoes you have aha!! Lovely post Robyn x

    Morgan // www.justmorgs.com

  5. Aw I love how you recreated that scene from Sex in the City - did you also do a mini fashion show in all of your old outfits hehe? Donating is such a good option for those bits and pieces you don't wear any more!

    Abbey 😘 www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

  6. These are great tips for cleaning out stuff and I love that you included donated bits! X

  7. This is such a good idea I'm gonna have to do something similar! Thank you for the idea xx


  8. I did a spring cleaning when I moved out. I had so much stuff and not enough boxes. And donated most of it. I guess my tips would be: does it fit? Do you like it? is it appropriate? how old is it? I don't know... It's always heart breaking to spring clean your wardrobe ahah xx Corinne

  9. I really need to have a Spring clear out in my wardrobe for sure. I really like your photos by the way!
    -Olivia Xxxx


  10. I've just spring cleaned my wardrobe too. Some great tips :) It's amazing how much you can clear out when you think about what you actually wear. Almost halved my wardrobe! xx

    Laura // www.laura-alexandra.co.uk

  11. This is a really good idea- I need to do something like this, I have drawers of clothes I never wear!

  12. Well, I really need to start my spring clean. I love switching up my wardrobe and fitting it in with clothing that suits the current season. Love this post though girl! x

    sami | possiblysami.com

  13. This is such a good idea! My wardrobe is desperately needing a sort through! I'd probably struggle though, especially with the last question because I'm always like "I haven't worn it in like a year... but I might want to soon!" But then I never do -.-

  14. Definitely need to do this. Well done for figuring out and sticking to your rules for deciding if you donate, jeep or store 😊 lucylulife.wordpress.com

  15. Useful guide! I really need a good clearout! Too much stuff!!!

    Vanessa x


  16. Can totally relate to this! I've had some new furniture and decided to rid out my wardrobe, my makeup, jewellery and so on. I'm still sorting things out but I'm feeling better after getting rid of some of it. I too have done a similar approach with the piles - Keep. Put Away. Giveaway to family or charity and then sell on Depop. I've also got a few things in my wardrobe that if I don't reach for in the next month or so, I'll get rid of too :) x


  17. Oh believe me, i know the problem. I still own shirts from ages ago just because i have a memory with it and I'll probably never manage to throw it out or donate it. The only kind of spring-clean i ever manage to do is deleting a few pictures on my phone, haha. your way to do it seems very good and rational, though, if I'm ever going to take on the challenge and actually sort out my wardrobe, I'll remember to come to this post and use your five question as a help!

    xx Solange | creativepineapples.blogspot.com

  18. I am about to attempt this as my parents are in the process of moving house and I'm going away all summer so trying to streamline things! These are great tips which I will definitely be using as I am the worst at getting rid of things!

    Kirsty | The Monday Project | themondayproject.co.uk

  19. I'm using the same save/storage/donate logic! Some of the clothes I'm selling over at fb flea store groups :-) so useful.

    ~ Jasmin N
    // littlethingswithjassy.com

  20. So useful! I always feel so much better after having a clear out even though like you I don't always like to part with certain things!

  21. This post is the motivation I need to clean my wardrobe! I'm terribly sentimental when it comes to clothes, and have this that neither fit nor will I wear again! I'd love to have a capsule wardrobe but there's no way I have the determination to organise one!

  22. Ahh I really need to do this to my own wardrobe! My boyfriend keeps telling me that I have way to many clothes and need to get rid of them! Really useful post, thank you! x

    Victoria | VictoriaaHelenn

  23. I'm currently in the process of cleaning out my closest but have been have one heck of a hard time! This post is defiantly going to help!

  24. These are some great tips! I've been starting to clear out all of my junk as I'm moving house in June and downsizing. So all of my hoarding needs to get gone! Wonderful blog post! 🙂

    www.scarielsgrotto.com 🖤✨


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