Hi everyone! Today we have a guest blog from the lovely Natasha Musson, do feel free to comment, retweet, like and repost to give her a warm welcome!
Phew February is over and the days are longer but for fashion we still in a bit of limbo. We are at the end of winter fashions but the weather is still cold so we have to wear it. We've done the sequins, glitz and glam over xmas and attempted to detox our bodies. The shops are a mess of discounted clothes we've already worn. Spring/Summer catalogues are starting to fly through our doors but wearing lightweight linen frankly seems an age away.
So what can we do to lighten our moods and feel good about our clothes?
1. Get it all out! Don't be afraid, open that wardrobe. Give yourself at least 4 hours. My consultations are a minimum of 3 but often lead to 4-5 hours.
2. Seasonalise your clothes. You only want to look at the clothes you are wearing for the next 3 months. If its high summer or Christmas glitz - hang it somewhere else! There is no point looking at clothes you aren't going to be wearing at the moment. (My Christmas Jumper is long gone! packed away with my sequin jacket) If you are pushed for space, fold up the unwanted garments, put them in suitcase under then bed, in a spare room or in the loft.
3. Hang your clothes in garment order. I encourage clients to also hang their clothes in occasion order too. So evening dresses are in one area, skirts, trousers, blouses etc so they are all easy to see and find.
4. Hangers! throw away all plastic and wire hangers. (Ikea or Morplan) Buy wooden hangers for dresses, shirts, wooden clip hangers for skirts, trousers and covered hangers for delicate blouses and jackets. Your wardrobe will look more like a boutique and you'll enjoy sifting through it more often. The clothes will also be less creased too.
5. Try on your clothes. Take pics of any outfits you like so you've got a record. Sort in Keep, Donate, Maybe piles. Take the donate pile to friends or a charity shop asap and don't leave them hanging around. Put the 'maybe' pile in a small bag at the bottom of your wardrobe to look at when you de-clutter next time.
6. Consult a professional - if all of the above fills you with dread. Call in an expert like myself. Decluttering and Organising consultation start from £150 for 3 hours. firstname.lastname@example.org call on 07720 290 531