Transform your wardrobe with this simple decluttering tip!

As the new year unfolds, many people are filled with the desire for change and renewal.

This often manifests in the form of New Year's resolutions, where we pledge to improve ourselves in various ways.

It also seems like the perfect time to reinvent ourselves, and what better place to start than with our clothing?

After all, our clothes are an outward expression of our personality and can significantly impact how we feel about ourselves.


However, the task of decluttering our wardrobes can be daunting.

Most people have clothes that they haven't worn in years, but they hold onto them for sentimental reasons or the hope that they might come back into fashion or fit them again one day.

But what if there was a simple, effective method to help you declutter your wardrobe and keep it that way?


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Social media user Jenessa shares some simple tips to declutter your wardrobe! Image: Instagram


Enter the ingenious wardrobe tip shared by social media user Jenessa that could revolutionise your closet and, by extension, your life.

Jenessa's method is simple yet effective.

At the start of the year, she hangs all her clothes on hangers, but in reverse, so that the hook of the hanger is facing outwards, under the rail, rather than over it.

As she wears each item and puts it away, she flips the hanger back to the normal position.

At the end of the year, any items still hanging on reversed hangers–that is, clothes she hasn't worn all year–are removed from her wardrobe.

This simple trick makes it easy to identify and remove unworn clothes, freeing up space for new items and keeping her wardrobe manageable and organised.


While Jenessa does this annually, you could adapt the method to suit your needs.

If you're a fashion enthusiast who frequently updates your wardrobe, you might choose to do this every season.

On the other hand, if you're more of a minimalist, an annual declutter might be sufficient.

The act of decluttering can be therapeutic and empowering.

It's not just about creating physical space; it's also about letting go of the past and making room for new experiences and opportunities.

Moreover, a cluttered wardrobe can lead to decision fatigue, a psychological phenomenon where the quality of our decisions deteriorates after a long session of decision-making.

By reducing the number of items in our wardrobe, we can streamline our morning routine and start the day on a positive note.


So, why not give Jenessa's wardrobe tip a try? It's a simple, effective way to keep your wardrobe organised and make mindful decisions about your clothing consumption.

Plus, it could be the first step towards a more minimalist, sustainable lifestyle.

Key Takeaways
  • The new year often drives people to reconsider their personal style and declutter their wardrobes.
  • A simple tip shared by social media user Jenessa involves hanging clothes on hangers backwards at the start of the year.
  • As items are worn, their hangers are flipped to the correct position, helping to identify unworn clothes.
  • By the end of the year, any garments still on backwards hangers are donated or discarded, making room for new clothing.

Have you tried this wardrobe decluttering tip, or do you have another method that works for you? Share your experiences and tips in the comments below. We'd love to hear from you!
 
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I've always done this it's something thats been around for ages not a new fix !!!!!
 
I haven't got enough clothes to worry about turning the hangers.
My tip for not allowing things to build up is simple. When you buy items of clothing, including shoes, go straight to the wardrobe and put that same number in the charity bag. I keep one in our walk in expressly for that purpose.
My hubby and I both do this and there is never a build up of clothing in the robes. Also, we like to do the right thing. Sometimes we donate hardly worn items because of buyers remorse. Doesn't happen often, but the charities do prefer clothing in good condition.
 
Ummm....who rehangs clothes that have already been worn? Unless it is a leather jacket or something similar.

Just wondering what she does with her worn underwear. Anyone say crusty crispy Holeproof?
Is she saying to rehang these after washing & ironing (if ironing is needed)?
 
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Is she saying to rehang these after washing & ironing (if ironing is needed)?
As she wears each item and puts it away, she flips the hanger back to the normal position.

Maybe the article is missing one word - washed.

As she wears each item, washed and puts it away, she flips the hanger back to the normal position.

The bolded clarifies the whole issue. If that was was included, I wouldn't have bothered responding.
 
As she wears each item and puts it away, she flips the hanger back to the normal position.

Maybe the article is missing one word - washed.

As she wears each item, washed and puts it away, she flips the hanger back to the normal position.

The bolded clarifies the whole issue. If that was was included, I wouldn't have bothered responding.
Exactly what l said in more words, l believe.
 

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