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Is your wardrobe in need of clearing out? Whether you’re spring cleaning, becoming more minimalist or shedding items before upgrading to one of our fitted wardrobes, there’s never a bad time to declutter. At Sliding Wardrobe Warehouse, we install bespoke wardrobes that help to optimise organisation and efficiency. But nobody’s perfect. Whether you have customised sliding wardrobes or one of our stunning walk-in wardrobes, a busy life often results in a messy, unorganised interior.
Our team is here for all your bedroom furniture needs in Cobham. This extends to advice and guidance on how to get the most from your investment. Decluttering takes time and often becomes an emotional undertaking. But when it’s complete, you and your bedroom will feel renewed and re-energised.
Your Guide to Wardrobe Decluttering
As with our bespoke wardrobes, organisation is key to successful, less stressful, decluttering. We recommend having either a bag or box dedicated to different categories:
This distribution of categories is perfect for stripping back your wardrobe to what you truly need.
If you’re worried about your fitted wardrobes looking too bare afterward, don’t worry. It’s all part of the process.
Remove Everything for Visualisation
With your bags or boxes ready, remove everything out of your wardrobe. From smaller sliding wardrobes to walk-in wardrobes, put all your clothes, shoes and accessories on your bed. Utilise other bedroom furniture if needed.
The important aspect here is visualisation. When you can see all your clothing, it’s much easier to digest the size of the task. From here, you simply make a start.
Begin with ‘Definite Yes’
In theory, this is the easiest step. All clothes that you have worn frequently in the last year will likely qualify. If you’re not 100% sure about something, put it in the maybe pile.
Put your definite yeses back into the wardrobe. Think carefully about placement though. The benefit of bespoke wardrobes is their optimal organisation, so make sure you have easy access to everything.
Move on to ‘Definite No’
Numerous studies have shown that sleeping in a bedroom full of clutter affects the quality of your sleep and induces stress. Just remember: the clearing out of fitted wardrobes improves the quality of your life!
The ‘definite no’ stage is usually the hardest for most people. Consider the popular KonMari method and ask yourself these questions:
Of equal importance, see if the clothing even fits. Be it in Cobham, the surrounding areas or across the UK, people have a habit of buying clothes that simply don’t fit.
Of course, you can always fall back on the ‘maybe’ pile.
Out-of-Season Items and Occasionwear
You should store these garments separately. They are different from daily wear, so you won’t need regular access to them. Giving them their own space in sliding wardrobes and walk-in wardrobes, or other bedroom furniture like a chest of drawers, avoids unnecessary clutter.
Donate, Alter or Sell
With your ‘definite no’ and ‘maybe’ piles, you need to decide what’s best. Donating basic items ensures someone else will appreciate your old clothes. Selling allows you to recoup costs on more expensive items.