Revitalise your style and declutter for a fresh start. Get tips on detoxing your wardrobe just in time for the Lunar New Year.
The lunar new year is just round the corner. A key ritual before this festivity is the ritual of spring cleaning. If you’re living in a rented room in a co-living space, thankfully, you won’t have to deal with spring cleaning the entire home. But, you can still do your part to declutter your own room. One of the easiest ways to start is to detox your wardrobe.
Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you declutter and organise your closet
1. Empty your wardrobe
Start by taking out everything in your closet and laying it out where you can see. This gives you a clear view of all your clothing items.
2. Sort your items
Divide your clothing into categories such as tops, bottoms, dresses, outerwear and accessories. This will help you assess how many of each type of item you have.
3. Evaluate each piece of clothing
Go through each piece and ask yourself the following questions:
- Does it fit well?
- Have I worn it in the past year?
- Does it still bring joy or make me feel good when I wear it?
4. Sort your clothes into the keep, donate and discard pile
Create three piles: one for items you want to keep, one for those you want to donate or sell and another for items to discard.
5. Organise and clean
Clean the inside of your wardrobe while it’s empty. Then organise your items for a neat appearance. You can consider storing seasonal clothing such as winter jackets and sweaters in vacuum storage bags which will help take up less space.
A wardrobe detox not only helps you create a more organised and efficient closet space but also contributes to a sense of renewal and positive energy, perfect for welcoming the lunar new year.