I am an organizer by nature which means that no item (in my closet especially) is out of place. However, aside from being a neat freak, I am also very much a hoarder but luckily not when it comes to clothing and makeup. I mean, you never know when you will want to experiment right. This week, I share some unique tips that I use to clean out my closet each season. I like having a minimalist closet with only the items I get a lot of wear from. Let’s get started!
#1 Timeline: I have a rule that if I did not reach for an item for roughly 5 months (keeping seasons in mind), then it is time to go. I tend to convince myself that I will find the time to branch out and somehow incorporate this item in my closet, but let’s be honest, it mostly likely wont happen.
#2 Donate: What makes items easier to let go of is knowing that it will get loved by a second pair of hands. All metaphors aside, if I am torn between donating or keeping an item, the idea that it will get more use elsewhere drives me to choose to donate.
#3 Reverse hanger: When I find items in my closet that I used to love and hope to incorporate in my closet again, I put them in a visible spot. I do so by putting the hanger backwards on the bar. In the morning I can tell which items have not been worn recently. This prevents the “I have nothing to wear” dilemma and you are less likely to go splurge on a new and similar item.
#4 Reverse system: If you have a small closet space, the best tip is to create a rotating system. With spring in full swing, I move lighter items to the front of my closet and heavier knits to the back. As well, separating your closet in terms of practicality helps a lot. My fancier dresses are all the way at the back and rompers up front.
#5 Clothing swap: If an item is in good shape, why not swap with a friend? Being a university student, I also have the chance to sell my clothes on student sale websites. Otherwise, there are plenty of apps or websites you can use to sell your clothing such as: Shop Hers, Vinted, Walk in my Closet. Why not make a buck with clothing you no longer want.
BONUS: Don’t forget to give your makeup some love. Check for expired products like foundations. I always forget to do this but it has been put onto my to do list.
I hope you found this post useful and will incorporate some of these tips. For now, I want to hear from you!
What are your go to tips for spring cleaning?