I’m not ashamed to admit it: I’m a bit of a clean freak. I like things to look tidy and nice, and when it comes to my wardrobe, things have to be in order. But, being the human that I am, this isn’t always the case and, as it did recently, my wardrobe ends up looking like the aftermath of a tornado at a jumble sale. Needless to say, it was time for a clear out.
When you’re having a clear out, or any reorganizing in general, you should bear in mind that things will usually get worse before they get better. My bed soon reflected this sentiment, as it was covered in piles of eBay, charity shop and bin destined garments. Another rule: be ruthless. I ended up with four bags of accessories, shoes and clothes to give away, and a massive bag of past-it pieces; if it hadn’t been worn for more than a year, it got the chop. It feels great giving to charity, but if something is really past its best, it’s probably not worth donating.
Along the way, I rediscovered some of my best loved heels, which I’d carelessly stuffed into boxes and forgotten about. Emerging with scuffed heels and squashed toes, I realised how unfairly I’d treated these babies, so rearranged them neatly in the boxes and stored them in the newly cleared space on my wardrobe shelves.
Previously, my belts and scarves had found homes on chairs, doors and stuffed between piles of clothes in the wardrobe. But now, that’s all changed! I whipped up this cute little cake box to store them in style. You can pick these up all over the place really; mine are from a Select & Save shop in Hammersmith, and cost a couple pounds for a pack.