Who doesn’t love a good de-clutter? It’s one of my favourite things to do on a quiet weekend. Clearing away detritus helps me see the parts of my home I love so I can really appreciate them, while having an organised home makes me more productive at work, keeps me calm, and stops me from spending money on things I don’t need.
It seems that I am not alone in feeling this way about clutter because researchers at the Princeton University Neuroscience Institute have produce a natty little report which proves that a cluttered environment inhibits your ability to focus. It makes sense: the more there is to look at, the less attention you can give everything. One of the worst areas for me is my wardrobe. It’s a common occurrence these days to find myself either wearing the same outfit, or flinging clothing around because I can’t find what I want. It’s time to declutter my wardrobe. This is how it usually goes down.
Step 1: Grab a cuppa and walk towards my wardrobe with purpose and excitement. This is it!
Step 2: Start pulling clothing out in an organised manner, laying them on the bed in seasons. Change mind and start laying them out by colour.
Step 3: Get distracted by favourite top I haven’t seen in months. I forgot I had this! Start trying it on with other newly re-discovered favourites, ignoring both the shrinking waistbands and the growing pile of clothing on the floor.
Step 4: Decide it’s time for another cup of tea. Get sucked into the weekend melee of football/birthday parties/dinner until bedtime.
Step 5: Chuck everything on the floor to deal with tomorrow.…or in six months. Whatever.
Thankfully Apartment Geeks have put together this handy infographic to help me get it right this weekend. I don’t know about you, but I can feel a trip to IKEA coming on!
Other useful tips for organising your wardrobe are:
- Follow the One-in-One-Out rule to stop your drawers and rails overflowing;
- Donate or sell anything you haven’t worn in the last year;
- Throw away or recycle clothes, bags, or shoes which are too tatty to wear. There are some fantastic ideas to upcycle clothing at Hometalk.
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