better way to cleanse for the New Year than to go through your closet? If
you’re sick of not being able to find anything to wear (much less your left
riding boot…), we’ve got 7 tips on how to successfully reframe and reorganize
your life closet (which might as well be your life). Don’t think you can
face your monster closet alone? Invite over a few girlfriends to help you stay
focused and give you advice.
First things first, have a few trash bags handy for separating your clothes.
You are going to want to start three piles: “keep,” “give away,” and “toss.”
Step 2: The
best thing to do is to go through each clothing type one item at a time. Start
simple with your shoes, and then move on to pants, sweater, tops, etc. The more
organized you are going through your closet, the better you’ll be at the end
when you are putting it all away.
Step 3: As
you think about each piece, consider whether or not you have worn it in the
last year. If the answer is no, then you should place it in your give away
pile: Chances are slim that you’ll ever actually put it on. Plus, another girl
out there may be very thankful for your donation. If an item of clothing is
ripped, stained or holey, then you’re better off just tossing it.
Step 4: Ask
questions. When considering something you want to keep, think about how often
you wear it, ways you can restyle that piece, and whether or not it still fits.
The best way to judge is to try everything on! It may seem like a hassle, but
it is the best way to see how each piece of clothing fits.
Hold on to the classics! Although you may be tired of your little black dress
and a zillion plain white tees, it might be a good idea to keep them. Pieces
that never go out of style are great to have in your closet because you resort
to wearing them year after year.
Step 6: After
you have gone through your entire closet, really consider how you want to put
all of your clothes away. You could organize by season, color, or category—maybe
even a combination of all three! You may also want to reconsider which things
you hang up and which things you fold. Pick the format that is most logical for
you and the space you’re working with.
Hint: We hang up our blouses, skirts, dresses, nice
pants and jackets, fold our tees, tanks and sweaters, and gently roll or fold
Step 7: Now
you are ready for a little shopping spree! The fun really begins when you find
out what you need to buy for the next season. After going through everything,
you will be able to see what you actually need, which means less time spent
buying unnecessary garments and more time spent shopping for great must-haves
for your wardrobe this season. Success!
BY ALLIE MORRIS ON 1/13/2013 11:00:00 AM
POSTED IN fashion, how to, new year's, rezzies, redo your room, clean your closet