Get more space in your closet giving a second life to your clothes


We give you some useful tricks to free your dressing room from everything you no longer use or need

Tamara calvo

How many times have you stood in front of your closet, ready to face a new day and at that very moment you think: I have nothing to wear!

We usually have our closets so full of clothes that we do not see everything at a glance. In fact, clutter and clutter of clothes not only take up space in your dressing room, but in many cases, it also creates anxiety.

Therefore, if you want to start the day on the right foot and, in addition, free up space in your closet, there is only one solution: remove clothes. Yes, yes, what you hear, but don’t panic, if this task is too difficult for you, here are some tricks that can help you.

Empty your closet

The best way to see and know what you have is to remove EVERYTHING and go reviewing each garment one by one. I propose that you make two piles on top of the bed, one with the clothes that you usually wear and that you want to stay and another with the rest, that is, the clothes that you have not used for a long time, the ones that are worn, torn, that you no longer like it or that, even though it has the label, you don’t understand when you could have bought such a thing.

Take out the space thieves

Wedding or party suits, costumes, mountain clothing or skiing, that is, everything that you use sporadically, should never be in the main closet. The main wardrobe is understood to be the wardrobes that you use on a daily basis, the most accessible or those areas of the wardrobe that are most comfortable to use (middle – lower part.

These space thieves must be stored in less accessible areas such as the attics of the cabinets, the sofa, cabinets in other rooms, etc.

Say goodbye to the ‘just in case’

Many of us keep items of clothing “just in case,” but now is the time to ditch all of them and put them in the discard pile. Remove the clothes that are not worth you, do not fit you, you are not comfortable with them, they are worn or simply, you have not put them on for a long time because you never find the occasion or with what to combine it.

Make your closet talk about you

Once this process is finished, put the pile of clothes that you have decided to keep back in the closet. Take your time and
organize it in such a way that you can see all the clothes you have and that it has the essentials, what transmits you happiness.

But what to do with what we don’t want?

Here comes the crux of the matter! When we have to decide which garments to keep and which ones not, it is easier if we think about giving a second life to what we are no longer going to wear.

Here are some ideas on how to do it:

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    Give away – Surely friends or family will love that you have remembered them to give them some of your clothes in perfect condition and that they take advantage of them.

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    Donate – There are many associations and organizations where you can deliver, among other things, clothing and get it to those who need it most. In the Basque Country the best known is
    Koopera and there are containers where to deposit donations in almost all towns and cities. From here you can find which is the closest.

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    Another option is to take it to collection points in stores such as Zara, H&M and C&A. On their websites you will find all the information about these collection programs.

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    Sell ​​- There are different portals and Apps where you can sell your clothes easily and simply, such as Wallapop or Vinted. But there are also companies that do it for you. This is the case of the Basque brand, Micolet, which is in charge of selling your clothes, saving you the tedious task of photographing the garment, uploading it to the platform, managing the sale and shipping.

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    Reuse – DIY artists will find a thousand and one ways to reuse fabrics and make wonderful creations from cushions to bags.

I hope these tips have been helpful to you.

I send you a lot of encouragement!

Tamara Calvo, Professional Organizer


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