Decluttering clothes WI style

Swishing with the Women’s Institute

Last month was a busy month for Free Your Space- before Christmas I had sent some tips to Nunhead Women’s Institute on decluttering your wardrobe (do subscribe to my newsletter if you’d like a copy of these). In January I talked to the group about how to declutter, then we enjoyed some fabulous home-made cakes (of course!).  The ‘Swishing’ event which followed was my first. If you haven’t attended one of these before, everyone brings at least one item of unwanted (but good condition) clothing.  Initially everyone has a chance to browse, and even try things on. When you hear the bell rung you rush to buy the item you found. (You can see the potential for drama here!)

I managed to find three items in my wardrobe to declutter (yup, I was walking the decluttering walk) and wasn’t planning on taking anything home. That was until I spotted a rather classy little black dress from Jigsaw which fitted me perfectly… My principle when sale shopping is: Would I buy this at its full price. If the answer is no, I will generally walk away. This dress was a definite ‘yes’ so I took it home!

Free Your Space is published!

In addition, last month I was asked by musicMagpie for some essential decluttering tips for their blog. You may have read my previous blog about the musicMagpie service here, written in my early days about trying out their service to sell our DVDs. It is well worth looking at if you haven’t already tried (you can make money on decluttering old CDs, DVDs and even Blu-rays).

What are your decluttering resolutions right now? My resolution is to finish sorting my photos. Last year I organised all my digital photos. This year I plan to digitise the photo albums. How about you?