As we all know, spring time calls for cleaning your closet aka spring cleaning! At first, it may seem like a hassle, but it will be well worth it in the end. An organised and minimal closet will make it easier for you to find the clothing pieces to coordinate daily outfits. Cleaning out your wardrobe doesn’t always have to be a chore. The process of cleaning your closet will take you one step closer towards thriving in an eco-friendly lifestyle. This is also a great way to maximise the space in your wardrobe and prevent yourself from hoarding unnecessary clothing. Here are tips on ways to clean out your hoarded closet and go green.
1. Lend your designer items
Are you currently storing designer items that you have purchased for a one-time event? Don’t let your clothes rot in the back of your wardrobe. That is why we are talking cleaning your closet and reuse them for a better purpose! Lend your designer clothes through The Volte and earn money while making use of your old pieces. Manage your listings with convenience through the app on your smartphone or tablet device.
2. Buy second hand clothing
What better way to buy clothes than saving your money while you do so? Not only is purchasing second-hand clothing a cheaper alternative to retail prices, but you will also be giving a new home to the clothing that is no longer wanted. Browse and discover new vintage pieces from your local op shops, thrift stores, weekend markets and even at garage sales.
3. Focus on quality
You will want to make sure that the clothes that you buy have high durability and are sustainable. So when you’re done cleaning your closet, this is an effective way to cut the amount of clothes that are more likely to be torn or worn out. Thereby owning the poor fabrics that used. High quality often does correlate with high prices, however, it is wise to check the material and customer reviews before assuming that all designer clothing is of high quality, as the material may not withstand the duration that you expect it to be.
4. Biodegradable fabrics
If you are deciding which clothing to keep or dispose, retain pieces made of natural fibres and are biodegradable. Organic cotton, hemp, linen, bamboo, ramie, silk, cashmere and wool are fabrics that can be easily broken down and decomposed. Choosing garments that are completely made of these materials are sustainable options that cut your impact to the environment.
5. Repair your clothes
If you find a rip on your favorite clothing items but can’t bear to throw it away, a simple fix will immediately mend it for you to wear! Don’t let a small tear be the reason you don’t wear your clothes. Missing a button or has the zipper broken? An easy sewing repair will transform your favorite shirt or pants to be as good as new!
6. Hold on to classics
Fashion changes faster than it has ever before. However, there always a few pieces that will remain timeless and will always make its return to mainstream. These classic items include your basic blue jeans, plain white blouse, black leather jacket and long trench coat. Fashion staples are often in natural and monochrome colours such as black, white and grey and not bright-colored or patterned. They are in simple designs and can be easily coördinated and paired with any style of clothing.
7. Donate old clothes
Another option of clearing the clothes you no longer want is by giving them away for donation. Charity houses such as the Red Cross, Salvation Army and The Smith Family are happy to collect unwanted items to be sold and raise donations to people in need.
Improve your eco-friendly stance by taking on these tips and tricks when cleaning up your closet and to keep in mind whilst on your next shopping trip. So, there’s only one question left to be answered, when will you start green cleaning your closet?