How to Declutter Your Wardrobe


Today is the first day of NoRepeat November – the style challenge to help you get out of your rut, help you create new outfits from your wardrobe, and clear out what isn’t working from your wardrobe.

To help you do this, Jill Chivers of Shop Your Wardrobe and I talk about how to figure out what to keep and what to let go of from your wardrobe in this video.

What are your tips and rules about what to keep and what to throw out?  What works for you to keep your wardrobe from getting cluttered?


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  • I am really looking forward to participating in No repeat November. I have heavily decluttered my wardrobe lately and want to see how creative I can work it. Thanks

  • I really like the idea of this challenge. My wardrobe is pretty small, and I hope to be able to fulfill the “no-repeat” requirement! What helps me avoid the clutter is: I have a very, VERY limited budget, so I have to think carefully before buying. And I am expecting a baby, so I don’t feel like buying a lot of new stuff, since I don’t know if and when I’ll be able to wear it, if I’ll be able to wear it at all!

  • What a fantastic video-I feel like you were giving us a clothes counselling session! Especially about accepting clothes that others give you-I find it hard to say no to that…although I do usually have a bag on the go ready to give to charity! Just another thing I do as an idea if something has sentimental value & you don’t want to get rid of it completely, is either take a photo…or if you have kids do what I do & add it to the dress up box! Thanks again 🙂

  • Is there a place that you want us to post our non-repeating outfits, by the way? I’m currently on day 11 of my No-Repeat November (in which I’m trying to wear a different closet orphan for 40 days, as I also dejunk my house for the same 40 days).

  • My wardrobe is probably way bigger than what I need, especially my shoe and blazer/jacket collections. This November challenge is great because I am forcing myself to think outside the box.

    I’ve already created two outfits that are on their way to becoming favorites.

    I got a denim-ish blazer I bought on impulse at a thirft store. Turns out it really doesn’t work all that much with my wardrobe. Instead of re-donating it I am considering somehow “upcycling” it into something more funky/original. I hate to have spent money on it, even though it was only $2 only to toss it away.

    This should help with my seasonal de-cluttering too because I’ll have a better idea of what I’ve worn this winter. I can do the same for the summer/spring.

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