After those confusing days of 30º mornings and 70º afternoons, it feels like we’re finally into the warm weather now. I can safely wear one outfit rather than the 5 different layers I was wearing last month! This is a GREAT time of year to organize your closet for the warmer weather – I promise, you’ll feel so accomplished when it’s done! My top closet sorting tips are below 💃 Thanks SO MUCH to everyone that stopped by our booth at the 50+ Expo last month! We had such a lovely time meeting everyone! And it was especially fun to see the winners of our giveaway goodie bag, full of all my favorite organizing gadgets.
8 Steps to Closet Clarity
It’s a great time of year to tackle your closet organization.
Taking the time to assess your current wardrobe can be a refreshing and cathartic process! Here’s my tips to make the most of your closet cleanout:
1. Set aside dedicated time: Block off a few hours or a day in your schedule to focus solely on the cleanout. Avoid distractions and give yourself enough time to thoroughly go through your belongings.
2. Create a sorting system: Prepare labeled boxes or bags for different categories, such as “Keep,” “Donate,” “Sell,” and “Trash.” This will streamline the process and make decision-making easier.
3. Start with a clean slate: Empty your entire closet, including drawers and shelves. This allows you to see everything you own and evaluate each item individually.
4. Assess each item: Pick up each piece and ask yourself a series of questions: Do I wear this regularly? Does it still fit me well? Is it in good condition? Does it align with my current style? Be honest with yourself and avoid holding onto items out of guilt or nostalgia.
5. Be mindful of sentimental items: While it’s important to let go of things that no longer serve you, it’s okay to keep a few sentimental pieces. Set aside a designated space for these items to avoid cluttering your everyday wardrobe.
6. Organize and streamline: Once you have determined what to keep, organize your remaining items in a way that works best for you. Consider grouping by type, color, or season to make it easier to find what you need.
7. Responsibly dispose of unwanted items:Donate gently used clothing to local charities or thrift stores, sell valuable items online or at consignment shops, and responsibly recycle or dispose of items that can’t be reused.
8. Reflect on your clean out: Take a moment to appreciate the newly decluttered space and evaluate what you have learned about your shopping habits and personal style. Use this knowledge to make more intentional choices when adding new items to your wardrobe in the future.
Remember, a closet cleanout is not a one-time task but an ongoing process. Regularly revisit your closet to maintain its organization and ensure you’re surrounded by items that bring you joy and reflect your current lifestyle.
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If you’re finding it hard to get started, or maybe looking for an organizational revamp of your closet space, get in touch, we can help!