Interested in building (or revamping) your slow fashion wardrobe? First, consider paring down what you already have.
On my own slow fashion journey, I’ve found tremendous value in cleaning out my closet. Not only does it feel good to get rid of what I’m not wearing, I can also donate, consign, or sell unworn items to help fund my carefully thought-out purchases in the future.
Need somewhere to start? My friend Kelly Brask from Less is More Organizing Services has generously shared these tips to help with cleaning out YOUR closet.
Ask yourself these questions:
- Does this fit me? Try it on!
- Does it match anything I wear?
- How many of these do I need?
- Have I worn this in the last year?
- Am I willing to iron this or pay for it to be ironed or dry cleaned?
This is Kelly in Sweden. She lived there for quite a while,
and is an expert in Swedish Death Cleaning.
On a roll? Want to declutter more than just your closet? Kelly shares these tips too (because she’s awesome). Go get it!
- Have I used this in the last year?
- Would I buy a new one to replace this if it broke?
- If I got rid of this and missed it, could I borrow one from someone?
- Am I keeping this out of guilt because someone gave it to me?
- Is keeping this here hindering me from being able to find something else that I need?
- Have my routines or hobbies changed and I no longer actually need or use this?
- If I were moving, would I pay to have this packed and transported to my new home?
- Do I have anything else that reminds me of this person/event/time in my life?
- Does it make me happy to see this item?
- Am I willing to take time and effort to dust this item in order to keep it on display?
Kelly says: Keep only what you love, need or use. Releasing what doesn’t fall into these categories is liberating and will help you make room for what you DO love, need or use.
Less clutter means more space.
Less mess enables you to enjoy more of what you love.