Spring Clean Your Closet
It’s March so it’s time to get your closet ready for those lighter clothes!
But first, go through your winter closet to ensure that all will be in order for when you need
it come September. Sort the clothes that you wore from those winter items you never
wore. Examine the items you didn’t wear and decide if you will ever wear them and if not
then sell or donate them. If you want to keep items ask yourself why you didn’t wear them
this winter, if you have a good reason then keep them. If not, make them work for you by
getting rid of them, they no longer serve you.
Next, go through the items you did wear and sort them into cleaning, mending, donating or
storing. Then move the things left back to the back of your closet ready for Fall/winter to
This is a great way to start your Spring as it keeps you focused on the items that worked for
you. Can you translate these items into a spring look? What did you feel “wow” in? Can
you replicate this in a spring-like fashion? Now again, arrange your spring closet into items
that need to be cleaned, mended, don’t work anymore and those to keep!
The don’t work anymore – be ruthless here. It has to go if it doesn’t fit - don’t make
yourself feel guilty with smaller sizes in your closet, it’s just not good for your mental
wellbeing to be taunted by a piece of clothing.
Is it not flattering you? Then out it goes. I don’t care how much it cost, you will never feel
good in this and you won’t wear it as a consequence.
Do you no longer like the style? Buh-bye!! Don’t keep it till it comes back around, that just
clutters your closet with stuff you’re not going to wear this season. Can it be
changed/tailored to suit you? If yes, then add to the mend pile.
Now to the clothes that work. Make outfits for different occasions in your life with what is
left and assess what needs to be mended, cleaned or altered. This is a great time to make
a reference photo album of the outfits you put together so that you can get ready much
faster in the mornings.
This is also a good time to make a list of the things you think your closet is missing. Think
about the items or accessories you think might bring your outfits to another level and do
some online research to see where best to find these. Try to buy from local stores to keep
those stores open, especially any independently owned stores. These are what make our
towns live and breathe.
I have already done a blog on the trends for this spring summer so, if you need any help
deciding what the trends are then please use it!