Okay so I know many of you probably took one look at the title of this post and automatically did a side eye stare at your computer thinking to yourself that spring is almost on its way out, you're a little late with this how to Francy! And you of course are right. However for many of my fellow newly minted college alumni, college students, are just plan busy adults… we have yet to get around to this yearly ritual whether it be due to recently moving or warm weather having commitment issues in our local area. Whatever the case, its never too late to purge your wardrobe and make room for some new yummy pieces.
Tip 1: Start by creating categories (if your super OCD about your wardrobe like I am, feel free to type up these categories and create labels for each pile). The ones I’m using are:
• “Goodwill”- These are clothes such as old shoes, plan shirts and jeans that either don’t fit, or have not been worn in the last few years and I have no personal attachment to or strong desire to wear in the future if this item comes back into style. (That was a mouth full I know, but skip ahead to Tip 3 to see why) • “Trash”- These are items that I don’t feel are fit to be donated however I do not plan on wearing in the future. Examples: Severely ripped up shirts or pants, old underwear (because I feel like that is just weird to donate!), sewing projects gone terribly wrong, etc, etc. • “Storage”- These are items that you still wear however are not weather appropriate for the warmer weather approaching. Rather than have them clouding up your “springy” palette, store them away somewhere out of sight.
Tip 2: Next, make sure you have storage containers appropriate for keeping your clothes safe and sound, while they are tucked away. Some examples of storage containers are here, here, and here.
Tip 3: “What goes around ALWAYS comes back around. In my twenty something years on Earth this is one of the things I have found to be true. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gotten ride of something only to wish a few years or even seasons later that I still had it! If its something you love and still fit, hold on to it, even if it is out of style right now (trust me on this :-) )
Comment below and let me know if you spring clean your wardrobe every year and any additional tips I might have missed!!!