Well folks, we are two weeks into this new season. The introduction of spring is often synonymous with spring cleaning. A time to reevaluate your surroundings and make the necessary adjustments. For many of us this means it’s also time for a little wardrobe purge so to speak. Here how to quickly and successfully cleanse your closet:
- START – This may sound obvious, but as someone who is notorious for procrastinating, I know first hand how easy it is to delay the inevitable. No matter how much work needs to be done, it’ll never get done if you refuse to start! Start with your shoes and accessories if need be and work your way up to clothing.
- TRY IT ON – I hate trying on clothes; especially clothes I already own, but I’m a weirdo that way. However, since gaining 20 lbs last year (intentionally but now somewhat regretfully) I’m forced to currently try on everything! Think about it, it’s literally been a year since you’ve worn some of these pieces. You need to know if they still fit at all or just need to be tailored for your present weight.
- KEEP IT REAL – Let’s be honest, you have no intention of wearing that tiered mini skirt no matter how big ruffles are this year. Let it go! On the other hand, those bell bottoms you’ve been holding onto since 11th grade would be clutch right now. My point is that by putting your emotional attachments to certain garments aside, you can be more decisive when purging.
- ORGANIZE – Now that you know what’s staying and what’s leaving it’s time to organize your clothing. Keep some transitional items (sweaters, ankle boots, lightweight leather, etc..that can be styled for spring) in reach all month as temps tend to vary. Pack away heavy winter items neatly and make room for your spring/summer wardrobe. If you store your shoes in bins or boxes, I recommend leaving your go-to shoes out for easy access.
- REPAIR & REPURPOSE – Take the items you no longer want and be a blessing to someone who can use them. Whether it’s someone you know or at the local salvation army but don’t trash anything unless it’s completely ruined. Inspect the clothing and accessories you’re keeping to see if anything needs to be hemmed, taken in/out, buttons replaced, soles fixed, etc… The key to getting the most from your clothes lies in your care and creativity!
So there you have it, my quick and easy tips for closet cleansing. I hope your spring cleaning is a success, comment below and let me know if this was helpful. Talk to you soon, XO!