Spring has sprung and what better time to do some spring cleaning–your wardrobe that is. Around this time of year I always go through my closet and decide what needs to go. I must admit, it’s not always an easy thing to do. I’ve been known to have some hoarding tendencies. But trust me, you’ll feel so good after you do it and you’ll be happy with your new found closet space. Here are four easy steps to get you started on spring cleaning your wardrobe.
Assess Your Closet 1 of 4First thing you'll want to do is take everything out your closet. Sort through the clothes and ask yourself these questions:
Has it been a year or more since I last wore this?
Does it fit? Is it broken and can it be fixed?
Am I really going to wear this again?
Do I wear this on a regular basis?
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Sort into Piles 2 of 4Once you've assessed your closet, make three separate piles of things you wear on a regular basis, clothes that need to be fixed and garments it's time to say good-bye to.
What Need to Go 3 of 4Get rid of clothes that don't fit anymore, even if it was your favorite top you scored on sale or if you're holding off in case it one day comes back in style. If an item has holes or stains ask yourself if it can be fixed. If it can, then put it in your fix it pile and consult with your tailor. If not, then it's time to part ways.
Host a Swap Party 4 of 4Don't just throw away the clothes you don't wear anymore. Consider hosting a clothing swap party. This is where you get with a group of friends and exchange the clothes you don't wear anymore. Hey, one woman's trash is another woman's treasure right? This is a great way of updating your wardrobe without even spending a dime. You could also donate the clothes to organizations such as Goodwill or the Salvation Army.
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