Alternative New Year’s Resolutions

Yes, it’s that time of year again, when the inevitable list of New Year’s resolutions surfaces: you know, the usual; lose a bit of weight, cut back on the alcohol, cut the amount of time spent on twitter down to an acceptable daily amount (or, is that just me?), etc, etc. And also, get the wardrobe organised! So, in an effort to help get your closet clutter in order, we have made a list of things to aid you to cross at least one item off that mounting ‘to do’ list…

1.) Throw away anything that you haven’t worn in a year. You may have heard it before, but it is a good rule that really helps get those old things out of the wardrobe and on their way to the charity shops.

2.) Don’t keep clothes that aren’t the right size for your current shape. Those that are too small (that someday you are hoping to squeeze back into) or too large are just wasting valuable space. And, should your size change either way, you will probably be more inclined to buy newer, current fashion than something that has been getting dusty at the back of your wardrobe.

3.) Sell your old stuff on as an incentive. We always encourage our clients to try and make a bit of profit after a good closet clearout. Having a bit more dosh can serve as a real boost to kick starting a shopping trip to update your wardrobe. Also, selling your stuff on ebay, at boot or estate sales can make it easier for some to let go of items that are no longer useful. Then you will have a bit of a fashion fund to use towards replacing outdated items.

4.) Create a pile of items that could be improved with a bit of alteration. If you can’t bear to let that beloved, old coat go but aren’t wearing it, consider having it updated through alteration. Browse through some magazines and look for ideas to take with you to show the alteration specialist. You’ll be amazed at the results and pleased you didn’t spend a fortune on replacing that beloved item which now has a new lease on life!

5.) Make a list of outfits to save time. Or, better yet, take photos and tape a selection of outfits inside your wardrobe for easy reference. Having stuff already put together saves precious time in the morning. Plus, it saves the agony of wearing an outfit all day long that you hurriedly put together in a sleepy, early morning haze only to find once you stepped out the door is a collection of various shades of black none of which match! (We have all been there!)

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