I’ve done multiple wardrobe declutters over the last 18 months and I am always amazed at how much I end up donating. Right now I’ve gotten to a point where I have pretty much all my clothes for winter and summer fitting into my wardrobe. I’m pretty proud of this because it used to be that the main two sets of clothing (spring/summer and autumn/winter) were split – one set would be in my wardrobe and the other would be in vacuum sealed bags under my bed.
At the moment I have 125 items of clothing – this includes:
- Spring, summer, autumn, winter clothes
- Workwear, going out clothes, casual wear, gym clothes and even a bit of lounge wear (only 2 jumpers that I only wear at home)
What it doesn’t include:
- Pj’s and home clothes
- Underwear, lingerie, bras, socks
If I was doing project 333 and I split the 125 between 4 seasons then it’d have roughly 31 pieces per season, which isn’t bad.
But deep down I know I can get rid of a lot more clothes. Today I’ve already found another 4 items of clothing that have barely been worn (one still has a tag on it) and which I’ll be donating.
By June I want to be under 100 items of clothing, which I don’t think will be too difficult. I find that the more I declutter the better I am at it and the easier it gets to let things go. Also, the more space I create the more at peace I feel and that is an amazing motivator to declutter more and more. It also helps me mentally bring a lot of important things to the forefront instead of getting distracted by clutter and my habitual shopping problem.