Earth, Wind & Fire’s 21st of September has officially passed, and Autumn is here! One of the best seasons, in my opinion, because the chill allows for stylish layers with gorgeous accessories. Sometimes it’s hard to find the jacket or coat that speaks to you. Here are some jackets and coats that are gorgeous and may whisper to you just in time for fall and that fire ensemble you have waiting.
If you find yourself wondering if or how you can fit it all in your closet…then it may be time for a great purge! Yup… it’s that time again! Time to spring clean the closet!
You can do this as often as 4 times a year or as little as once a year! But it’s always nice to take inventory on what you have already chilling in your closet!
After all, you have plans to spring clean your home and yard, so why not clear out that closet as well?
It may seem like a daunting task, especially if you haven’t done it in a while, but we promise you’ll be amazed at how refreshing it is to have an edited, organized, and polished closet again! And guess what? We are here to help!
We’ve got some tips for you to get your closet so organized that you’ll have no excuses for why you can’t buy that new spring wardrobe!
Spring Closet Cleaning Tips!
Make It Fun – Invite a Friend Over!
Everything’s better with a friend, right? Invite your friends over to help make room for your new clothes, and don’t say no when they expect you do the same for them.
The time will fly by, and you’ll never have a chance to get bored.
Try It On
When was the last time you tried it on? Go ahead, do it! If you cannot fit it, if you are waiting for (insert whatever life event or weight “goal”), let it go!
If seams are ripping, or the garment needs tailoring, and you have NOT gotten around to it for the past two years, let it go to someone who has the time to make the proper repairs!
Ask & Be Honest With Yourself, Does it Make You Happy?
Ask yourself these questions when going through and cleaning out your closet:
- Does it really make you feel like a million bucks, and/or does it satisfy a basic need? Keep it!
- Are you on the fence and cannot bring yourself to looooove it? Let it go.
- Do you find yourself doing a little dance in it, because you love it? It’s a keeper!
- Conversely, if you have items that make you feel some kind of (negative) way, let it go.
Make “Toss It”, “Donate It”, & “Sell It” Piles
To help you out as you are cleaning through it all, make a few piles… While you have your keep pile, your toss pile can get a bit overwhelming…
So, it is best to break it down into more! If your favorite pair of jeans are worn beyond repair and the bottoms are becoming shredded, it’s time to throw them out.
Many people out there want to build fashionable wardrobes but don’t have the big bucks to do so. Consider donating your gently worn items!
If you have high-end clothes that are in impeccable shape, why not sell them? or at least consign them.
So those jeans that are tattered beyond repair or revival? Might be perfect for an arts and crafts project! That dress that has lost shape, lose elasticity, whose hem is shot? Repurpose it or recycle that fabric!
Donating your gently used clothes is always a great way to give back to the community. Only donate clothes in good shape of course! If you wouldnt buy it in its current condition, then you shouldnt send it off for donation.
Ebay, poshmark and rent the runway are great places to sell your high end clothes for a reduced price. You can also organize a small yard sale to make money off of your old winter wardrobe right away!
Plus Size Consignment is another way to have make money as the items sell! The more you sell, the more cash you’ll have to buy your spring wear and who can resist that?
Organize Your Closet
Once you’ve donated, sold or thrown your clothes away, it’s time to organize what’s left. Buy canvas compartments for your shoes. Don’t forget to add hampers to your closet to neatly separate clean from dirty clothes.
Organizing your closet will make your fashion life a million times easier!
Are you feeling pumped now? Good!
Cleaning out your closet doesn’t have to be as dreadful as it sounds!
Now that you know WHAT to do… you’re gonna need some essentials to make sure you make your closet a happy place once again.