Alright y'all — I'm going to let you in on a little secret. Are you ready — here it is — I like to shop. I don't mean just a little shopping, but I am talking a lot of shopping. I could shop for clothes and shoes all. day. long.
Because of my love for shopping, my closet looks like a hot mess a lot times. So today, I am going to show you how to spring clean your closet in 4 easy steps.
Pull all of your clothes out of your closet. This means shoes, clothes, hats, scarves, belts –anything that is fashion related gets pulled out of your closet and laid on your bed.
The reason that I do this is so that I can go through the clothing and place everything where it needs to go — and yes — in my closet, season by season, everything has a place.
The above picture is one side of my closet and here is the other one with just as much clothes.
The next step is to go through all your clothes and put the season that just finished to the back of your closet. For me, all my fall and winter clothes get moved to the back of the closet and all my spring and summer clothes get moved to the front.
Try on every piece of clothing that you are not sure of. During off seasons, I buy a lot of clearance clothes (because who can pass up a gorgeous dress for $1.97 at JC Penney right?). See how each piece fits. When I bought them I loved them, but if I have gained weight, or the patterns that I have liked have changed, I may want to pass that on to someone else.
The dress above was super cute on me when I first bought it. Yes — I only paid $1.97 for it. It does not fit so well anymore since I gained 20 pounds, but I loved it when I bought it, so I kept it. I plan on losing these 20+ pounds and it will look great on my again.
I did find several though hanging in my closet that I did not like, so I was glad to get rid of them.
Have a clothing swap with friends. This is always so fun to do. Simply get together with your girlfriends (like at a church or something) and bring out your clothes you want to trade. Shop everyone's row of chairs (or closet) and trade some of your items for theirs.
I am giving way this gorgeous size 12 dress to anyone who wants it! It would make the perfect prom dress for someone who doesn't have the money to afford a dress.
So there you have my 4 quick tips to spring clean your closet. Once you have gone through all the clothes, get rid of what you will not wear, give away some to friends, and organize what you plan on keeping. This will help you keep the clutter monster at bay, but also to help you make some white space in your closet.
What about you? Do you need to spring clean your closet?