We should make it a point of duty to stay green by buying used or vintage clothes, and donate or exchange unnecessary fashion items.
Getting rid of unnecessary clothes that are no longer useful to you is a by-product of the green movement. Removing some items wardrobes can also save you time and give you clarity about your personal style.
As much as you need to prevent yourself from having less clothes for quick fashion and only storing the things you really appreciate (especially when it comes to our wardrobe), you also need to think about where your things that you don’t need ends.
Here we have 5 tips for you on how to clean your wardrobe efficiently and sustainably.
1. Take everything out.
One of the biggest challenges in creating a more minimalist and eco-friendly wardrobe is the initial process of making an inventory of all your belongings (especially if you have a lot). You might be tempted to skip this step, no. Recognizing your possessions is critical to the decluttering process.
2. Donate or sell.
Once you’ve decided which clothes to keep and are happy to part with, it’s time to donate them to charities or sell them to thrift stores. Before donating, make sure this garment is in a top shape.
3. Reuse / Recycle.
We don’t have to have every item in the donation pile. Some pieces are too brightly colored, worn, or overly sentimental to be packaged for resale or donation. In addition, sorting out inappropriate donations can waste a charity’s precious time. Your best bet: find new smart uses for these unusable items by cutting, dyeing, or altering a piece to give it a new purpose.
4. Try to make better fashion choices.
Avoid impulse buying and think twice before buying anything. Ask yourself if you really need this. It’s important to invest in quality clothing that will last longer.
5. Re-evaluate regularly.
Whether every two months or annually, you promise to take stock of your wardrobe. When you feel the need to make a new purchase, try replacing a piece that no longer serves you. Maintenance is an important part in creating a more minimalist and environmentally friendly wardrobe.