3 Easy Steps to the Perfect Closet Cleanout

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The season is changing and there's no better time than now to refresh your wardrobe! Embrace the changing of seasons as the perfect opportunity to reimagine your style and ensure you're always looking your absolute best. Whether you're looking to stay ahead of the latest trends or simply want to create a more organized space, a spring closet cleanout can be just the thing you need to achieve your fashion goals.

In this blog post, we will offer you expert advice and proven strategies to help you declutter, organize, and maintain your wardrobe with ease. You will rediscover hidden gems and create new, exciting outfit options. Here are some ways to clean out your closet so you can refresh, re-organize and make space for new clothes.

Step 1: Make a Plan

It's been said that failing to plan is planning to fail and there is some truth in that even in your closet. Regardless if it's laying out clothes the night before to the exact day and time you are planning to focus on your spring cleanout. What would a realistic goal look like for you? Will you clean one corner of the closet, one row of jeans, or the whole shebang? Whatever it is, set a goal and even enlist a friend or family member to hold you to it. No cutting corners.

Pro Tip: Plan in a reward at the end of your long closet haul. Trust us it will keep you going when you get ready to throw in the towel.

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Step 2: Declutter and Clean

This is the most important step. Getting a bird's eye view of everything you have will allow you to know what is and is not serving you this season in life. Oftentimes we try and do this step inside of the space we are aiming to declutter and organize and unless you have a photographic memory and sometimes even a contortionist, this may not be the best idea. Pulling everything out to see what you have will allow you to clean and sanitize your space as well as find the needed space for the things you plan on adding back to your spring capsule.

Pro Tip: A few questions to ask yourself when decluttering your closet and making piles are:

  • Does it fit, right now as I am? We all could stand to lose a few more pounds but if it can't be worn today, it may need another home until you can. Your closet should bring you joy, not remind you of what used to be. (The Marie Kondo Mindset)
  • Does it make you feel good when you wear it? (If not, would there be someone who would find joy in wearing it and look just as good? Donation)
  • Is it damaged, stained, or dingy? Think about possibly making cleaning rags to not waste clothes, if you don't know what to do with clothes do a quick search on TikTok and we are certain you will find ideas galore. (Repurpose instead of tossing).

    If the answer is no to any of these questions, it may be time to let the item go.

     

    RELATED: Four Easy Steps to Transition Your Closet Between Seasons

    Organize Your Closet

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    Your space is clean and you've done the inner reflection work and made your piles, it's now time to put it all back together. There are so many things that we could share here but it truly does depend on your closet and its layout. The most important concept is understanding your preferences in it all.

    Here are a few ways to maintain a stress-free and tidy closet:

    • If you hang everything then make it so you are hanging it by clothing type, color, and then length; it will make it easier to know what you have and don't have at a glance.
    • If you have the space for storing things, invest in a few simple and sleek storage solutions for accessories you don't wear every day like, hats, handbags, or belts.
    • Another simple idea for the organization of your closet may be adding dividers to drawers so that sections are within the drawers making it easier to keep things neat and orderly after laundry day and also preserve your clothing in general.

    Remember the goal is to keep things sleek, clean, and simple, so whatever you decide as it relates to adding storage solutions, just keep in mind the goal and sometimes that less really is more. Maintaining your masterpiece can be easier said than done, and that's ok.

    Set goals for yourself to:

    • Spend a few minutes each day putting away clothes that you might have used or worn during the day.
    • If you notice something not fitting, bring you joy, and revert to Pro Tip #2.
    • Consider planning your next closet switch months, plan it out in advance so you can feel even more fulfilled with the result knowing you had time to sit with your first overhaul, what has worked and what hasn't, and make the plans to address those things the next time around.

    Pro Tip:

    Use a Virtual Stylist to help with your next closet haul. One Posh Closet Stylists can assist you by taking the burden of filling in your wardrobing gaps after each season haul. Want to learn more? Send an email to stylists@oneposhcloset.com for a stylist (yes, a real human, no AI styling for us) to reach out to you for more information.

      "Tidying is just a tool, not the final destination. The true goal is to establish the lifestyle you want most." – Marie Kondo

      You made it! Through the process of decluttering, organizing, and continuously maintaining your closet, you will be able to cultivate a functional and fashion-forward space that is tailored to your unique needs. For all of your hard work, treat yourself to one new amazing piece that your closet has been missing.

      And be sure to reach out to us, if you're ready to indulge yourself with a fashion bestie. Our stylists are ready to assist you in creating your most fashionable life now.

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