Out with the old and in with the new! Or, as Carlos, our customer service rep extraordinaire, likes to say, out with the dull and dreary winter colors and in with the pastels and prints! Everyone has their inner fashionista.
In this month’s blog we wanted to tackle some spring cleaning for your closet. For most people, this dreaded event is long overdue. But we’ve gathered together some tips and tricks from our team to hopefully make the task fun, easy and painless.
Speaking of fun, Wendi thinks you should put on your favorite music and invite a friend to join you in your closet cleaning. Sometimes you need an outsider’s opinion if you’re too emotionally attached to those acid-washed jeans from 1988! Set aside an afternoon to catch up, laugh and purge the excess clothes taking up unwanted space. Make 3 piles: keep, donate and dump and stick to your first instinct of where to put each item.
Jodi suggests that if you find that you haven’t worn something in a year, give it away. There are probably lots of people in your community who could use clothes that are gently used, especially women who are trying to get back in the work force. You’ll be clearing out the clutter and doing good all at once.
Lois gives an easy trick to help sort out the things that haven’t seen much time out of your bedroom – when you are putting clean clothes back in your closet after a wash, turn the hanger of the item you are hanging up in the opposite direction of the other items. This way, by the end of the year you have a visual reminder of the things that haven’t been worn.
We love that Yessy is all about being practical. Someone has to keep us in line! She recommends inspecting your shoes and trying them on to see if they’re in good condition. If not, give them away. After all, you are just making room for that cute pair of shoes you saw in town, right? She also suggests that if your jewelry or accessories are outdated, say goodbye. Invest in classics that stand the test of time. Not everything needs to find a new home – check your clothes to see if anything can be altered or hemmed to fit better or reflect a more modern look. What’s old becomes new again!
Here are Simon’s words of wisdom: move the things from the back of your closet to the front so that they’re the first thing you see. You’ll feel like you have a whole new wardrobe. Plus, you’ll probably find a thing or two that you can pass along to friends or family.
Finally, Carlos wasn’t done with his tried and true Spring Closet Cleaning tips. His last suggestion is to take winter jackets and clothing and pack them up in a labeled box or suitcase. Out of sight, out of mind. Who needs reminders of winter when the birds are chirping and the flowers are blooming? Think warm and sunny thoughts and let your clothing choices match your mood.
Cleaning your closets doesn’t have to be a dreary, overwhelming task. We hope the changing of the seasons inspires you to have fun and to look at your wardrobe with a new set of eyes. Saying goodbye to things that you no longer need gives you the space to say hello to SPRING! Happy cleaning…
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