Hey everyone! It’s almost that time of year again for SPRING CLEANING! I don’t know about you guys, but I am constantly making excuses for my slight shopping addiction and one of the ways I’m able to do that is by cleaning out my closet regularly! When you get rid of a huge pile of old clothes it makes shopping for new clothes guilt-free! Over a few years, I’ve seemed to develop some pretty helpful tips when it comes time to clean out your closet.
Step One: Take EVERYTHING out of your closet! (Yes, everything!)
Step Two: Ask Yourself a Series of Questions
This step is the most important part. The question I ask when getting rid of clothes is: If I were in a store right now and saw this garment, would I buy it? If I say no, then it does not match my current style and therefore I should not hoard it, so I get rid of it. I found this awesome flow chart on Pinterest full of good questions to ask when decluttering your closet!
Step Three: Make 3 Piles
One pile should be clothes you’re keeping, one should be the donate pile, and one could be clothes you want to sell! Sometimes I don’t end up wearing something expensive or something brand new that I lost the receipt to, so I feel like I should get at least some of my money back. In these cases, I use a couple different resources. The first one is Poshmark, which is an app you can get on your phone where you can sell women’s used clothing, shoes, handbags, etc. The site sends you a free shipping label when one of your items sells and all you do is package the item, tape the shipping label to the box, and send it! It’s great! The other option is Plato’s Closet. Luckily, we have a Plato’s Closet in Christiansburg, which is awesome! You can take piles and piles of clothes into Plato’s Closet and they will give you cash that day! Either of these options are perfect! All the stuff in the donate pile can be taken to Goodwill and the rest you can hang back up in your closet!
After all those three steps, you’re all done! You now have a decluttered closet!