It may still be cold out, but (hopefully) spring will be here before we know it. And that means we can all start getting excited about short sleeves, floral prints and lightweight jackets.
But first? It's time to "spring clean" the closet. If you're like us, you find spring-cleaning a dread-inducing task on the to-do list. Impossible to finish.
Well don't worry, sister. We've collected the Internet's best closet-cleaning advice in one short, easy-to-read article so we can all get a head start on this one.
Out with the old and in with the new, are we right?
Take all your clothes off the hangers and put them on your bed.
Yes, your bed. Why? Well apparently this will prevent you from abandoning the task half-way through. You can't go to sleep unless you finish. We think the experts are onto something here.
Get ready to start sorting.
Find three boxes and label them keep, recycle, and donate. Keep in mind that items in the donation bin should be free of holes, rips and stains.
Ask yourself the hard questions.
It's time to start tackling that mountain of clothes on your bed. So put on your favorite playlist and dig in. As you pick up each item, ask yourself these questions.
- Have I worn this in the last year?
- Will I wear this in the coming year?
you're not. It'd be better to donate it to someone who will.
pass. BUT you then have to put the item in question on a hanger and hook it
in your closet backwards. If that hanger is still backwards in six months, it's
time to say your goodbyes.
- Does this still fit me?
favors. We love 'em because, well, they used to make us look cat-walk
worthy. But now? Not so much.
someone else. That way, you can make room for a new item that fits you and
makes you look fantastic right now.
- Keep items:
Group types of clothing together (pants, tanks, short-sleeves, etc.) as you hang them. Then sort those categories by color. This approach allows you to see what your wardrobe is lacking and prevents you from buying too many items of a specific color, fit, etc.
- Recycle items:
There are a few items that recycle tattered or worn items, including Goodwill and The Salvation Army. It may take a bit of research on your part, but it's better to recycle than throw them into a landfill.
- Donate items:
Find a local nonprofit that accepts donated clothes, like a homeless shelter. Usually a quick Google search will direct you to a few different organizations in need of items.
So you've done it. You've organized your closet. Now go and shop Elsie Hannah our site and purchase some fabulous spring wardrobe items. We all know you deserve 'em. :)