SUNDAY TIMES - Clever hacks that'll take the hard work out of de-cluttering your wardrobe
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Sunday Times Fashion By Ranaa Patel, 2017-04-19 00:00:00.0

Clever hacks that'll take the hard work out of de-cluttering your wardrobe

The hardest part about clearing out your wardrobe is deciding where to start.
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If a chaotic tangle of clothes is making you groan every time you open your wardrobe doors, it's time for a mass clear out. These expert tips will make de-cluttering so simple, you'll wonder why you didn't do it sooner

Turn your clothes hangers around

Peter Walsh, host of Extreme Clutter, shares a tip that'll take the hard work out of deciding which clothes to keep, and which to donate, on Oprah.com.

At the beginning of the month, make sure all the clothes hangers in your wardrobe are facing in one direction. As you wear something, turn the hanger the other way round. By month's end it'll be clear which items you don't wear and so don't warrant precious wardrobe space.

Treat your wardrobe like a shop

In an article on Apartment Therapy,  lifestyle editor Taryn Willford shares a piece of advice that'll make sorting through your clothes simple. She recommends you ask yourself, "If I were shopping right now, would I buy this?" If the answer is no, into the donation box it goes.

Create more efficient shelving - no hammer needed!

Yes, the deep and tall shelving compartments in many wardrobes mean you can cram in a lot of clothes. But the resulting messy stacks make finding a specific top a nightmare.

The solution? Wire kitchen shelving, says Adam Glassman, Creative Director of O, on Oprah.com. It's affordable and you can stack it on existing shelves to divide them into separate sections for workout clothes, formal wear etc.