Spring is finally here. With the weather getting warmer and the days sunnier, it’s time to get your wardrobe ready for spring. Every Spring and Autumn, I clean out my closet and switch out the seasonal pieces. A fresh start that makes me fall back in love with the clothing items I already own. It’s an easy process, in just 6 easy steps your wardrobe will be spring ready.
Step 1: Take your time
Spring cleaning takes time, even when you’re only doing your wardrobe. Don’t start cleaning out your closet right before going to bed or during your lunch break. Plan at least half a day in your calendar, so you have time to do this thoughtfully and without feeling rushed. Make yourself a cup of coffee, put on some good music and you’re good to go!
Step 2: Empty out your wardrobe
Take everything out and put it on your bed or another designated area. And yes, this means everything, from jeans, socks to workout clothes and purses. When you have everything in one place, you’ll see how much you have.
Step 3: Sort your clothing into categories
Now it’s time to start organizing. Sort your clothing into different piles. Going from pants, workout to winter wear. Put your items in categories, so you have a good overview of how many jeans, sweaters and dresses you own. Overview is key for spring-cleaning your closet. It’s time for a fresh start and this also means purging your closet. Don’t forget to make a pile for trash and a pile for donations.
Try everything on. Try every pants, every dress, so you can actually see how they look and if they still fit you and your current style. Seeing the items on yourself will make it easier to decide what to keep and what to get rid of.
Step 4: Be honest with yourself and charitable to others
Be honest with yourself, if you haven’t worn it in a year you’ll probably never wear it. Some items are an exception here. Decide for yourself why you’re holding on to certain items and if that reason is a valid reason. We don’t want a closet full of items we don’t wear, do we?
Decide which items you’ll give to friends and which you’ll donate. This is also the time to get rid of anything that’s too worn out to donate or broken. If it can’t be fixed, you shouldn’t hold on to it. These items go on the trash pile.
Step 5: Clean & Organize
Now your closet is still empty, it’s a good time to grab your cleaning spray and wipe down your whole wardrobe. Done? Now it’s time to start filling up your closet again.
Be logical and organized when putting your clothes back into your wardrobe. It’s spring now, so winter clothing doesn’t have to be front and center at this moment. Put those at the back and your spring and summer items at the front. When seasons change you can switch it up. This is also a good time to get some organizers if you need them. These are very useful for organizing smaller items like socks and underwear.
Step 6: Note the gaps in your collection
When you’re putting everything back into your wardrobe, you might notice some gaps in your collection. Maybe you only have a few good winter sweaters or one casual summer dress, and you actually wear these a lot. Write that down for your next shopping trip, so next time you go shopping you only buy the things you actually need.
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