Declutter your wardrobe like a pro

Written by SM Team

November 17, 2023

Space Managers Blog Image Huy Nguyen

Is it time for a wardrobe declutter? Tired of closet chaos? Sketchy about what lives in your wardrobe? At the point of not being able to close the door? Say goodbye to decision fatigue, a cluttered closet and feeling overwhelmed.

Declutter and make space for the tidy wardrobe of your dreams.


“The zenith of elegance in any woman’s wardrobe is the little black dress, the power of which suggests dash and refinement.” — Andre Leon Talley

A cluttered wardrobe can often be a source of stress and frustration. Whether you’re grappling with an overflowing closet or struggling to find your favorite items amidst the chaos, it may be time to embark on a decluttering journey. Decluttering your wardrobe not only helps you maintain a sense of order but also makes getting dressed a more enjoyable and efficient process. In this guide, we’ll explore effective strategies to declutter your wardrobe like a pro, enabling you to create a space that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing.


How to declutter your wardrobe like a pro


Enjoy decluttering

Enjoying the process can turn any task, like decluttering or tackling a project, into a pleasant experience. Adding a glass of wine, music, and friends can make decluttering enjoyable.

Set aside dedicated time

Pick a day with ample free hours to declutter without haste. This extra time enables thoughtful decisions on what to keep and what to let go, ensuring a more organised and satisfying outcome.

Unpack all of it

Empty your wardrobe, drawers, and shelves to create a clean slate for organising. This allows you to clean, removing dust and debris, ensuring a fresh and hygienic environment. It sets the stage for a more organised and visually appealing wardrobe.

Seperate them by categories

When decluttering your wardrobe, adopt a systematic approach. Sort items into piles: keep, donate, repurpose, or recycle. Further, categorise kept items into specific groups.

Organise your clothes by seasons

Organise seasonal or holiday clothing in designated boxes or bags for a structured and accessible wardrobe. Separate containers for winter, summer, and vacation attire make it easy to find the right clothing for any occasion.

Make that investment

Invest in dividers, boxes, hangers, and hooks to maximise closet organisation. Dividers separate small items, boxes store accessories efficiently, and hangers/hooks provide more space, keeping your items accessible and well-maintained.

Hang them loose

Choose to hang your clothes whenever possible for better shape and accessibility. Hanging items in your closet prevents wrinkles, allows quick outfit selection, and reduces the risk of damage or creasing for delicate or formal clothing, maintaining a better wardrobe condition.

Create a wardrobe capsule

Creating a wardrobe capsule is a smart way to build versatile outfits with a limited clothing set. Curate essential, mix-and-match pieces that work seamlessly, saving time in the morning and reducing decision fatigue. Enjoy having stylish, coordinated outfits always ready to go.

They fit well in boxes

Organise shoes and accessories in boxes or on shelves for a tidy and visible closet. Clear boxes or labelled containers simplify finding the right pair or accessory, maximising space and extending their lifespan.

Essential hooks

Use hooks for bags, hats, belts, and scarves, or neatly place them on shelves to save space and create an organised look. Hanging accessories on hooks ensures easy access and prevents tangling or misshaping.

Repurpose, recycle or donate

Repurpose and recycle clothing to minimise waste and extend textile life, promoting sustainability. Donate non-recyclable items for an eco-friendly and socially responsible approach to decluttering your wardrobe.


The idea is to create go-to pieces for a woman’s wardrobe and her life – Narciso Rodriguez

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