Monday, January 20, 2014

Out With The Old: Cleaning Out Your Closet

Just as clothing is a reflection of personal style, having a clean and organized closet says a lot about a person. Every spring, it's important to do a little cleaning and find out what exactly is worth keeping and what you need to get rid of and donate.

As Lauren Conrad's advice taught me, go through your closet and take the items that you either never wear or are not sure if you want to get rid of and store them for roughly six months. After leaving them in storage for that long, go through the clothes again and re-evalute what you want to keep. You may have realized that striped sweater isn't really doing anything but taking up valuable space. You might also rediscover something you forgot you owned and re-fall in love. 

Try on every piece of clothing in your closet, and when I say everything, I mean it. Actually trying on your clothes works a lot better than just looking at them on a hanger when it comes to trying to decide what you want to keep. This also allows you to go shopping in your own closet. You never know what great outfits have been hiding in there all along. When you're trying on your clothes feel free to mix and match to create new outfits. Don't be afraid to play dress up, like Kate Spade said, dress up starts at age five and never ends! 

When putting your clothes back into your closet try to come up with an organization system. Try and keep skirts next to skirts and sweaters next to sweaters. It will keep your closet from getting too jumbled, which can also lead to some pieces getting lost among the sea of fabrics. 

Is that poncho really going to come back in style? And if so, anytime soon? Waiting for a style to come back is no reason to be hoarding clothes your not planning on wearing anytime soon. So that means its time to say adios to those flared jeans hiding in the back of your closet.

When it comes to the pile of clothes you now are looking to get rid of, consider what you're going to do with them. If you have brand name clothing consider selling them to second hand stores or visiting websites like Twice to make a little extra cash for your old clothing. Anything else can be given away as a donation. 

Lastly, don't wait an eternity to clean out your closet again! 


  1. I used to do it twice a year or more :)
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    Kisses from Spain, Kela

  2. Definitely need to do this considering the fact that my wardrobe lives on my floor! Great advice :)