My bedroom declutter: Part 02 – out with the wardrobe! by Andréia

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Colleen is the founder of 365 Less Things and lives in Newcastle, Australia.


  1. Great job, Andréia! Isn’t it great having all that space just to move?! It can’t even be called ‘living’ if you don’t have space to move. It’s amazing what you did and how much will power it must gave taken : )

  2. Fantastic! And I love before and after pictures as they are very inspiring. Great work on accomplishing this task. Although I have gone through my clothes several times and gotten rid of some things, yesterday, I was eyeballing some clothes that I feel are not great pieces. I wonder why I still have these “ugly” clothes, when they do absolutely zip for my appearance. However, I did try to go shopping this past weekend and frankly, I didn’t like hardly anything I saw. I could possibly be too picky in this regard. 😉

  3. thats a great transformation!
    I used to think “bigger is better” with furniture too, I was always looking for tall, big storage pieces and then wondering why the walls always felt so “heavy”. Now I go for low and lean furniture wherever practical. I have a bookshelf in my home office that I have a love-hate relationship with, it matches the other office furniture and holds my most often needed office items (so I access it regularly), but it is tall and cumbersome and very “busy” with things of every shape and size. Until I find a workable alternative, it has to stay for now.

  4. Grace from Brazil

    Nicely done! In order to make your closet what other area did you have to “invade” or give up? I also have a wardrobe and I miss a closet, at times. We intentionally bought a small wardrobe so that we would not be tempted to fill it beyond capacity. So far it is working…we have had it for about a year and we keep weeding out as needed. Right now my linen closet are two baskets on top of the wardrobe. It works fine and makes the unused space up on top look better. : ) I always enjoy reading your real-life struggles and victories!

  5. Excellent words Andrei! We get captured by the thought that some items are irreplaceable .
    I know what you are saying and how pleasing the end result is . Cheers

  6. Congratulations on your new space. I bet you feel great.
    I have heard that a way to immediately reduce your clothes and accessories by 25% is to look at each item and ask yourself if you would you buy this again? If the answer is no, out it goes.

    • Hello Kimberley. I love your suggestion to ask yourself if you would buy the item again. I may spend some quality time in my closet this weekend asking that very question! 🙂

    • Grace from Brazil

      Such a great way to look at things! This will help me right away get to work on some stragglers who are hanging out in my wardrobe!

      • Exactly Michelle and Grace. We all have or have had what my daughter and I call, “What was I thinking” items in our clothes and accessories. We need to give ourselves permission to let go of anything that no longer serves us or fits who we are right now. Such freedom in letting go. What I always strive for is a closet/wardrobe with breathing room filled with clothes and accessories that make me feel good and represent who I am in the present.

  7. I am new to 365 Less Things and loved these comments about decluttering the bedroom. where can I find ‘My Bedroom Declutter – Part 01’?

    • Hi Margret S and welcome to 365 Less Things. Here is a link to bedroom Part 1 ~ . Sorry you will have to cut and paste it as I have never worked out how to add a link in a comment.

      • Colleen, when you type the address in your reply, it automatically creates a link. I’ve just clicked through and it works.

        • Thanks Jo, I was in a bit of a hurry when I wrote that so didn’t go over to check. The thought had occurred to me though. I only arrived home on Thursday and by Friday I had booked flights to go interstate to visit my mum and dad. My dad was very ill while I was away. No matter how much one tries to simplify their life complication do occur. It is good to be with them though.

  8. Happy Day! Happy Day! There is Colleen, returned from her travels! So glad to see you, my friend, but sad that your father is ill. I hope all goes well there. Take care. 🙂

  9. It can be so hard to let go of the big things. I did the same thing recently. Way to go girl!