Are you thinking about clearing out your wardrobe to declutter ready for winter? Here are 5 simple tips to get you started. Once you’ve had a clear out, donate the clothes you no longer need to Emmaus.

At Emmaus South Wales we rely on donated items to sustain our social enterprise and Community home. We sort out your clothing donations based on brand, condition and saleability to decide where they would be best placed. We sell higher-end branded products and more unique items in our Cowbridge store and on our ebay shop (launching October). This ensures we get the best price for your donation, so we can help as many people as possible. 

 Let us, help you have a clear out. Lets get started…

  1. Start easy, remove any clothes that are stained, torn or faded. Let’s face it, you’re not really going to wear them again. We love the idea of re-using at Emmaus, so why not cut up any cotton clothes in to square pieces and use them for dusting your furniture. 

 

  1. Remove summer items. Set aside off-season clothing from your wardrobe to free up some space. If you didn’t wear an item at all last year, donate it to us! Store any items you want to keep in a vacuum tight bag, this really saves space and keeps clothes fresh.

 

  1. Donate clothes that don’t fit once and for all. There’s no point in keeping an item that’s too big or too small for you. Those ill-fitting items are no good to you. Give them to Emmaus and let someone who will use it, buy it and support our cause in the process.

 

  1. Reduce your multiples. Love a certain top or jeans and have them in every colour possible? Try narrowing it down to just your favourite colour and the one you wear the most. Rather than owning an entire assortment, try owning just one of that top and change it up with statement necklace or bright scarf.

 

  1. Try having less. Do you really need a wardrobe jam packed with clothes and shoes? Try placing half of your clothing in a different room for two weeks. You will be surprised how much easier it is to choose an outfit. Keep a few pairs of shoes that go with most outfits and get rid of those pretty, but uncomfy ones you just won't wear. Most of us only wear 20% of our clothing 80% of the time and would live much happier with fewer wardrobe choices than we have now. If you decide you don’t need some stuff, bring it in to one of our shops!

A thinned-out wardrobe is less stressful, less time-consuming, and more convenient for you. Not only will it help you, but it will also help others if you donate the items you no longer need to Emmaus South Wales. Try it now and see for yourself; there’s no time like the present.

To find your nearest shop to donate click here