I clean out my closet two or three times a year but Spring is when I REALLY go through it. This is the time of year when your bulky sweaters can go away and your cute dresses and shorts come out of hiding! I basically take everything out of my closet and try it on to make sure it fits and to see if I will still wear it. My number one rule is if you have not worn it in a year you are not going to! I start a donation pile and I add anything I know will not see the light of day or doesn’t fit. Sounds harsh but I have never been one to think I might wear this again someday, or I hope to fit into these jeans again one day. IF you ever do fit into those jeans again they probably won’t be in style. Might as well donate them and have someone who really needs them wear them!
When I take everything out of my closet and start putting it back I organize it and re fold everything so it looks neat and easy to see everything. Usually when you do this you find things that were shoved in the back that you don’t wear very often because you couldn’t even see it! So you will now start wearing more of your clothes and if you are like me you might find things you forgot you even had.
Some questions you should ask yourself while deciding what is staying and what is going are…..
1. Will I wear this again? 2. Is it in style and does it still represent my style? 3. Do I feel confident when I wear this? 4. If it’s damaged am I actually going to take the time to fix it? 5. If I was shopping right now, would I buy this?
Getting rid of things that you know you are not going to wear anymore can feel so rewarding! Don’t forget to go through your shoes, jackets and purses too! You now should only have things in your closet that fit, that you love and that you will wear!
Melissa Gauvreau – Styled by M