Now that we're a week into "Stayin In" you might be ready to turn some of your downtime into something productive.
While it might seem a long way off, we're not going to be staying in for good, so you might as well utilize this time better by prepping your wardrobe. Then you can hit the ground running when things are back on track. It's going to be hard enough getting used to the daily commute again without having to deal with disorganised closets while trying to pick out your workwear.
The key to building a functional wardrobe starts with a good overhaul, cleaning out all of those unused items that are gathering dust at the back of your closet. It can be overwhelming but the ease in finding the items you like easily is well worth the time.
We've narrowed it down to these 3 steps
Remove everything, empty your closet completely so you have a clean space to work with. Have some boxes or bags handy to put in the items you won’t keep.
Set rules for what goes back in
You need to be ruthless, there's no point going through this process just to put it all back in again. Do you like it? If a solid yes then keep it. When did you wear it last? We're heading into winter so any of those summer items that you didn't touch can go. Look at what you have stored from last winter, if you didn't wear it last winter you probably won't touch it this winter, it has to go. Does it fit? Try items on you haven't worn in a while and be honest with yourself. If it doesn't fit now and has been too small for years, it's time to let it go. Does it need to be repaired? If it's a perfectly good item but missing buttons or has a tear, drop it to the tailors. Sort into Keep, Store, Sell and Donate piles.
Make sure you put everything you are keeping back right away, nothing worse than living around a half-finished job.
You can on-sell any key items, and put a bit of cash back in your wallet, or if you can't be bothered with the effort then pass on any unwanted items to friends and family. You can donate quality clean items to the Salvation Army and charity clothing bins.