1. If you live in KL, the waste separation rule applies. Put all your unwanted clothes in a bag and leave it outside the general waste bin for collectors to pick up.
2. Drop off your worn and torn clothes at H&M. For every bag of clothes you bring in, you’ll receive a discount voucher for your next purchase (www.hm.com/my).
Donate, sell or swap it
1. Donate your clothes at a Pertubuhan Amal Seri Sinar (PASS) orange bin near you (www.recyclecharity.org).
2. Do Something Good. No, we mean it – volunteer with Do Something Good, get a group of friends together, and see if you can start a clothes charity drive for the less fortunate (www.dosomething.gd).
3. Kechara Soup Kitchen seeks used or unused clothes in clean, good condition. That’s where you come in (www.kechara.com/soup-kitchen).
4. Bring your clothes to Pasar Percuma and give it away for free; there’s one held every few months or so (www.facebook.com/groups/pasarpercumamalaysia).
5. Old is gold! Join the Swap Party at Markets at Jaya One which takes place every quarter; bring pre-loved items and trade for charity (www.markets.my).
6. ‘Sell in a snap, buy with a chat’. Why, Carousell, we couldn’t have said it better ourselves (www.carousell.co).
7. Download the Duriana app, sell in seconds (www.duriana.com).
Not so fast, fashionista. Now that you have a clean closet, keep it organised with these three tips:
1. Organise your clothes according to colour. Visually, it looks great and it’ll help you find what you’re looking for as you get dressed.
2. Avoid double-hanging your clothes. Sure, it seems like a good idea when you’re running low on closet space, but remember: If you can’t see your clothes, you can’t wear them either.
3. Turn all your hangers backwards. After you wear an item, place the hanger back normally. In six months to a year, get rid of anything still hanging on a backwards hanger. Trust us on this.
Apps to help you along
Categorise your clothes so you can save and share your favourite outfits. It’s your personal outfit diary-and-virtual wardrobe.
The Instagram of fashion lets you share and save photos of your favourite outfits and shopping finds.
Free (Android, iOS)
A wardrobe-organising app for the careful curator of closets. Also check out: Closet+