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What To Do With Too Many Clothes?

If you are anything like me and have far too many clothes than it’s necessary for one human then a regular wardrobe clear out is mandatory to precent it from splitting open! (clothes hoarder? Maybe).

I tend to (well try to) clear out my wardrobe every 6 months – by doing this I find that I only have items in there that I love and love wearing! This makes it so much easier to find an outfit and so much more fun when you’re looking at a wardrobe full of pieces you love!

CLEARING OUT YOUR WARDROBE:

* Don’t want to repurchase, don’t keep

When clearing out my wardrobe I have a general rule that if I wouldn’t repurchase it if shopping then I get rid of it. I find this works really well as if i wouldn’t buy it again then I know for myself that I am unlikely to wear it!

* Not worn in previous 6 months – re home it

I also find that if I haven’t worn an item of clothing in the past 6 months (disregarding occasional wear like ball dresses & seasonal clothes likes beach cover ups because I might just not have had the opportunity to wear them) then I also get rid of them as its pretty unlikely that if I haven’t worn it in the past 6 months I’m not going to.

* Hanger still the wrong way round? Its time to say bye bye

Another little tactic I like for clearing out my wardrobe is that when clearing out my wardrobe, when putting all the clothes back in I hand them with the hanger backwards and when I wear it I turn the hanger the right way round – when coming to clear out my wardrobe the following 6 months (apart from occasion & seasonal wear again) I tend to re home those bits!

Clearing out your wardrobe is a mammoth task (and regular naps are advised because boy is it tiring) but finding something to do with the now unwanted clothes can be one hell of a mission!

This is my wardrobe from my recent clear out – you can’t see it too well from the photos but I now have so much more room in my wardrobe and I only have clothes in there that I do love and want to wear!

(And yes I am working with a very small space so it isn’t the most aesthetic and definitely not how I would prefer my wardrobe to look).

 

WHAT TO DO WITH UNWANTED CLOTHES:

  • Friends & family:

Before doing anything with the clothes I see if any friends or family nearby would make good use out of them!

  • Bin:

I tend to bin any clothes that are unsuitable to be worn by anyone again – this included clothes that are ripped and cannot be fixed, have stains on that wont come out or ones that have just had a little but too much wear and tear

  • Donate:

Any clothes that are in a good condition and can be re worn I donate to charity shops or to clothes banks!

  • Sell:

Any clothes that are in a really good condition, have never been worn or have got the labels on still I sell. I mainly use Depop to sell my clothes and occasionally Ebay for the odd things!

DEPOP:

Depop is an app in which you can buy and sell clothes, shoes, dvds, books etc etc…

Depop is super easy to use:

  • There is no min or max uploads
  • It is secure to use as any sending or receiving is via paypal
  • Reviews – when buying or selling something the other person in the sale / purchase leaves you a review – these are especially good and worth noting when buying or selling something from someone.
  • For each item you sell Depop take a commission of 10% so if you sell something for £5, you will actually get £4.50 – Paypal also take a small commission but it really isn’t very much

My Depop:

Ive been using Depop for a couple years now and have 104 reviews – roughly 70% from selling and 30% buying – I personally have never had a huge problem.

One tip I do use it to ensure that you have received payment before posting and always ask for and keep a proof of postage receipt until the buyer confirms they have received the item!

Due to moving to uni mid – september all things on my account really do need to go to new homes!

I have a mixture of clothes, shoes, accessories, ball gowns and some a level textbooks for sale!

Here is a sneak peak of just some of the bits I have for sale on there:

 

As a little thank you for reading this post I would like to offer a discount of 30% if you see something you like! To receive this discount all you have to do it quote ‘gee’s blog discount’ before buying an item via Depop messages and I will alter the price accordingly.

You can shop here: https://www.depop.com/georgia_headdon

*disclaimer*

This is not a sponsored post and all opinions are my own. I wanted to create this post to help all you other girls / guys out there that have a shopping problem like myself!

12 thoughts on “What To Do With Too Many Clothes?

  1. I always find myself with too many clothes and not enough space, I either donate them or give them to friends. But I will definitely try those other tips as well. And I love the hanger tip that you use to tell whether or not you have worn the outfit in the past 6 months, I will be using that in the future. Great post!

  2. I love these tips! I have a serious problem with clothes hoarding and I now have so many that half of them have to end up on my bedroom floor haha – I will definitely have a sort through soon and ask myself some of these questions. Hopefully I’ll manage to get rid of some!

  3. Ironically, I am just about to sort through the mountain of clothes in my wardrobe as its bursting! Have been putting off this job for a while, but these tips are really helpful so I will definitely keep them in mind!

    Ceelavie (ceelavieblog.wordpress.com)
    xo

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