Now that spring has officially began and you know all the biggest trends, it's time to clean up your closet. That's right- time for spring cleaning! I bet you've already bought some new pieces but still have winter clothes in your closet. Well, it's time to store them in boxes and make room for spring clothes. Take your time and go through your old clothes and see what is to get rid off and what to keep. People usually don't do any selection but just exchange winter clothes with spring pieces. Then what happens is that you don't really know what you own. You have a closet full of clothes you don't actually need and no space for new ones. So it's very important to go through your wardrobe and put everything in order. Sounds hard? Don't worry, I'm going to help you and show you how to make a selection so that your clothes could finally breathe. Let's get started!
Step 1: Take all your clothes out of the closet. And I mean everything. When taking them out, sort them into piles of same type (pants together, shirts together,..). This way you'll have better view on how many pieces of each you have. When you're done, it's time to clean the closet (When was the last time you cleaned it? Don't remember? Exactly my point). Use a cleaner and be exact, reach all the hidden spots. When you're done and your closet shines bright like a diamond, get back to your clothes.
Step 2: Go through all the pieces and decide which ones you're going to keep and which ones have to go. Don't just keep everything! If you haven't worn one piece of clothing for more than a year, it's time to say goodbye. Don't convience yourself that maaaybe you will wear it one day. You won't, trust me, I've been there ;)
When deciding whether to keep or throw away particular piece, ask yourself these questions:
- Have you worn it in the last year?
- Is the item out of date?
- Does it fit you and compliments your style?
- Does it make you feel atractive and 100% yourself?
Step 3: Sort your clothes into three piles. On first pile put the clothes that you're going to keep, on second clothes you're going to donate to charity and on third clothes that don't suit you but are still in a great shape- give them to your friends.
Step 4: Take the pile of clothes you're going to keep and see what you have. Think of the combinations you can create out of them. Remember that the best pieces are the ones that can be combined five or more ways! Take your time, put on some music and make your own fashion show. You can even take photos of the looks you've created so that next time you know exactly how to combine particular piece. When your show is over, write down the list of things you need to buy.
Step 5: When you've done all four steps and have written down pieces you need, put your clothes back in the closet. I like to organize them by type: pants together, blouses together, blazers and jackets together.. if you are a tidy freak you can also organize them by color.
Here are some extra tips for organizing your clothes:
- Put your favourite pieces on display (racks can make your room look more fashionable).
- Personalize your closet. Stick inspirational photos or mirrors on the inner side of the closet door.
- Put gloves, scarves and socks in boxes to save space and make them look more organized.
- Buy good hangers.
- Don't forget about your underwear. Throw away any ripped panties or bras that lost their shape.
I hope this was helpful. I can't wait to hear how your spring cleaning went. And also, if you have some tips on cleaning your closet, I'd love to hear them! Xo