Last week I showed you the small wardrobe that is not a wardrobe - this week I will show you the real wardrobe! It isn't a clothes clear out as I hardly own any!! I followed the tip at the bottom of the blog a few years ago and got rid of a lot of clothes that I just wasn't wearing!
I was actually just going to clear out the top shelf of the wardrobe, and wasn't going to do a blog but I took a picture of the before and got carried away - so here we are!
You can see why I thought it would be an easy job - not worth blogging! But then I emptied the top shelf!
Oh what delights it had in store for me!
(as usual Kipper, Maisie and Tiger were just along for the ride!)
I've obviously been 'saving' some of the children's jumpers! Hand knit by Nanny and Grandma I believe! Well they are too cute to go anywhere but my memory box, up in the roof!
Let's see what else I found - I really haven't checked up here for ages!
Badges and more saved uniforms from previous jobs and my bronze skiing badge from The Actual Bronze Age, I believe.
Winter bedroom curtains - not seen the light of day for a couple of years, but I still like them so they're staying.
Old friends. (now on my windowsill but I don't know for how long!)
So now its cleared out I know which items I want to keep in here, the curtains, books and for now the jumpers and uniforms as we have some more of my daughters things to store up in the roof so I might as well wait and do it all together.
I had bought three baskets from B&M (I am getting a bit obsessed with this shop!) to use in this wardrobe and after a sort out of the bottom of the wardrobe I think they worked out really well.
You can fit an awful lot in these baskets! I Moved a bag of overnight / weekender bags up to the top shelf and used one of the baskets to put my lesser used shoes in. Safe to say I am chuffed with how it has turned out!
The clear drawers hold my collection of vintage magazines, which I love to escape into! Also there are some scrapbooking supplies which DO need to be looked through!
A Wardrobe Tip or Two..
Use matching hangers - it visually helps to calm the wardrobe down making it look less cluttered
Go through your wardrobe and hang your hangers backwards - give yourself a time frame - go back and see which hangers are still facing backwards - these are the clothes you are not wearing and are candidates for a future donation pile!
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Full Disclosure! Notice the top of the wardrobe isn't on any of the pictures? I will get around to it - honest!