Hey yall! I know it's been a while since I last posted, but it's been very hectic lately from work, life, etc. I had to do some self-care and step away for a while. To recap since the last post, I celebrated my 28th birthday on March 25th with my family and boyfriend. I originally made plans to spend a few days in Nashville with my boyfriend, but with the Coronavirus rapidly spreading it was no way we could travel. I had a quarantine dinner and I enjoyed it very much. Moving along, this week I decided to clean out my closet. It was time to put up Fall/Winter clothing and bring out my Spring/Summer wardrobe.
Tip #1: It's best to clean out/update your closet bi-seasonal(if that's a word). I always group my wardrobe by Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter.
This is also the best time to get rid of anything you no longer need. As you can see in the picture on the right, everything is mixed together and sloppy. It was definitely a challenge straightening this out. First, I took the time to clear my whole closet starting with the top shelf and then removing my hanging clothes. I laid everything out on my bed to put back in later. Then I removed the tote bin. The tote bin had the most clothes so I tackled that first. It seemed like everything was in the tote.
Tip #2: If you don't need a tote in your closet, I would prefer not to utilize one in there. As you can see, this tote has summer and winter mixed in and I just piled stuff in it as I went.
I removed anything I didn't feel I needed. That included tops, jeans, etc that I had for years and not wearing. I used to tell myself all the time, " I can wear this somewhere" and never wear it. Items like that just take up room. Get rid of it and that can mean donating or reselling it. I was actually thinking about having a closet sale, but it's so time-consuming and it's not a good time to do so.
Tip #3: If you have clothing that's too small and you're striving to get back in them, only keep one piece. There's no point in keeping additional items when you're just going to buy a new wardrobe when you get to your ideal size.
It was amazing to see how many clothes I had, even new items, that I never wore or wore one time that was taking up space. Everything I had in the tote that remained I folded up and put in my chest drawers or my bed drawers. They provided plenty of space for my tshirts, shorts, and leggings. I also used my shelf to store my purses, etc. After tackling my tote, I went through my hanging clothes and did the same thing. Any dress, top, etc I wasn't wearing, I put it in a trash bag. If you look above, you will see the finished product. I had a total of 2 30-gallon trash bags full of clothes. Did I mention I haven't made it to the shoes yet? I'm saving that for a different day.
Tip #4: Try to hang as many clothes as possible on a hanger. As you can see, I hung up jeans and were able to hang 2 pairs on one hanger. It looks very neat and put together.
Well you guys, that's my post for my spring cleaning. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. Since my last class is almost over, I will be focusing more on the blog and styling. I do closet edits as well if you ever need help cleaning/ updating your closets.
Be safe and God Bless.