Now ladies I know how hard it can be to declutter your closet, however spring will be here soon and that means transitioning from winter gear to spring wear. This also means a good spring cleaning! I for one hate to see clutter and boxes around the house. When I moved to our new house, I spent all night trying to declutter my closet. I know I will never get that picture perfect closet ( I have way too many clothes) or have space for every item to fit perfectly but having a basic plan to organize your space is the first start. Here are a few rules I follow when cleaning my closet and hopefully these tips will be useful for you.
1. Get organized: whether you organize your clothes by color, or attribute a good organized closet can help you get a clear picture of what you like and what you want to get rid of. I like to organize my clothing by attributes by putting the short sleeves together, long sleeves, dresses etc. I use a basket to keep my scarves and tights. This helps with clutter and I know exactly where to find it when I need it.
2. Donate: Since the weather is changing, start trying on clothes to see if it still fit. If it does not fit anymore donate it. Let it go!!! I know this is hard and you may dread it but it’s easier to let go when you know it’s going to someone who need it.
3. Re-evaluate and take a step back: if you have not worn this dress in a year or if the tag is still on it for more than a month then let it go. Think about your personal style and see how your pieces fits in with it or if you have outgrown it. I know my personal style has drastically changed since I was in college to adulthood. Finding out your own esthetic can define your style and your wardrobe
4. Take notes: this does not mean to go on a shopping spree and clutter your closet again however having notes on what you may need may prevent you from picking up items in the store that does not already compliment the items in your closet.
I hope this is helpful!