Wardrobe Overhaul

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Making the most of my summer holiday I decided to tackle the tardis that is my wardrobe. I knew I needed a serious declutter (I couldn’t see half the things on either shelf in my wardrobe.) I started by searching on Pinterest for decluttering ideas, partly because I’m the queen of procrastination, partly because I wasn’t sure quite where to start!

I stumbled across the KonMari technique which is, in a nutshell, sorting through your belongings and looking at each item at a time. They only get kept if they ‘inspire joy.’ I felt like this was a good way to approach clothing. Why keep clothes that aren’t making me happy? Impulse¬†Asos sale purchases I’m looking at you.

The first thing you’re supposed to do is take EVERYTHING out of your wardrobe and drawers. It was whilst doing this that I realised just how many items of clothing/crap I owned. In all honesty, I was a little embarrassed, it really highlighted my weakness for online shopping.

KonMari 3Four hours (FOUR HOURS!) later and I had worked my way through the pile; sorting into keep, donate and eBay piles. I then used this link to help me fold in the special KonMari way so that things take up less storage.

Whilst it was a time consuming process I got a real sense of achievement seeing everything organised (and knowing exactly what was where!) It also pleased my inner Monica Gellar once I could see how neat it all looked.

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I now have a shopping list of just the new items I need in my wardrobe and surprisingly there are only a handful of items on it. I’m hoping that by sticking to this I’ll finally have a wardrobe of clothing that actually gets worn. Do you have any decluttering tips or ways to curb impulse spending? I’d welcome any help!

Christmas in the North West

It’s no secret that I love Christmas. It’s easily my favourite time of the year. The 1st December sees me putting up our tree and generally filling our home with Christmas related tat!

Xmas Tree

Xmas Reindeer

Xmas Sewing Machine

Being our first Christmas living together, this one feels special. It was nice to decorate a shared space. It definitely feels more festive than my little flat did last year.

Xmas Candle

Xmas Lego

Xmas Window

Our decorations are eclectic (and that’s being polite!) ranging from the little wooden nativity scene I painted, through the traditional tree to a Lego Christmas party scene (leftovers from last year’s Lego advent calendar!)

Xmas Nativity Scene

Xmas Phone

What does your home look like for Christmas? Have you decorated yet?

Baby Bunting

As part of last month’s¬†baby shower, I made bunting for Kirsty’s nursery. It helped decorate on the day and will hang above the baby’s cot now!

Bunting 1

Bunting is surprisingly easy to make! I used 4 fabrics that matched the colours Kirsty and Richard have chosen for the nursery.

I think they were happy with the end product – Kirsty sent me this picture of it hanging in its new home after the party!

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