Spring Cleaning Series: Closet Edition

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When you think of Spring, cleaning is usually the next word in mind. We're having a Spring cleaning series where we talk about to clean your life inside and out!

1. Preparation is key. Having boxes and hangers ready before hand will save you a lot of time later on. Mark the boxes donate or toss. Have a clean space to go through the clothes. Have a friend to help you decide what to toss and what to keep. Make sure you choose a friend that will actually tell you the truth. It hurts, but it has to be done.

2. Take it all out. Clear your closet. Think of this as a blank canvas and the only things that will go back are the things that actually belong there. Make a pile for dresses, tops, skirts, bottoms etc. Once you have them segregated into piles, go through the pile that needs to go in the back first.
For example, when we took all of Jen's clothes out of her closet, we looked at the jackets and sweaters first since it's Spring right now and we wanted the winter clothes in the back.

3. Be picky. When choosing what stays and what goes think about it. Have you worn this in the past year? Will you wear it anytime soon? Sometimes it helps when you plan out a full outfit with the garment you're looking at so you can visualize how you will wear them.

4. Be considerate when donating. There are a lot of things you can donate, but be mindful of the quality of the clothes you are donating. If you don't know how to determine whether something should be donated or tossed, consider these tips.

  • Don't donate whites that have gone yellow.
  • Don't donate clothes with holes.
  • Don't donate underwear.
  • Don't donate clothes with stains on them.
  • Do donate items that can still be worn.
5. When putting tops back in your closet, arrange them according to sleeve length. Depending on what season it is. Keep the clothes you will use more closest to you. If you have clothes with tags still on them, push them to the front. The more you see them, the more you will be reminded to wear them.

6. Decide which clothes will be folded and which ones should be hung. Knits should always be folded, so that the hangers won't leave a dent or misshape your sweaters. Fold clothes neatly, so that your closet will look tidy and it will be easier for you to locate the clothes faster.

7. Organizers like a scarf hanger or purse organizers save a lot of space especially if you have a small closet. Invest in organizers that will give you more space to play with.

8. Try to go through your closet every six months, so you can keep your closet neat and current.

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