Spring is almost here and that means it’s time once again for that life chore that is spring cleaning. There are many other things you could do with your time that are a lot more fun that organizing and tidying, but there’s something satisfying about purging all the clutter and junk you don’t need and reorganizing the stuff you do keep.
But deciding what to toss/donate/sell and what’s a keeper isn’t always easy, which just gives us another excuse to put off one of the biggest spring cleaning projects: your closet. First, you’ll want to decide what your intention is. Are you just trying to thin out your cardigan collection or are you trying to go deep and get rid of all the garments you don’t wear?
One you know what you’re trying to accomplish, start by taking everything out of your closet and group it all by category. Then look at your piles and ask yourself:
- Have you worn it in the last year? - Think seasonally about when you’d wear it and if you haven’t worn it, think about why. Does it feel uncomfortable? Does it not fit well? Do you see yourself wearing it soon?
- Does it have positive sentimental value? - Some clothes have happy memories wrapped up in them, but do you really need to hang onto the skirt from your 21st birthday?
- Is the item timeless? - If you don’t wear it a lot but it’s a classic piece that you could pass down to your kid someday, hold onto it. The Levis you haven’t worn in years could delight your daughter if you hand them down. Or if you don’t want to keep your timeless pieces anymore, there are all kinds of places to sell your gently used clothes and accessories, like Poshmark and ThredUp.
Source: Hello Giggles