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Tips to cleaning out your closet

Diana Aldaoud

Posted on April 06 2020

With the current situation we now have more time on our hands than ever before. I usually sort through my closets every six months. So now just happens to be the perfect time. Putting away winter/fall items and pulling out all my summery clothes that I love (Im a summer fan if you can't tell) is a process I really enjoy. 

Cleaning and switching wardrobes is a daunting task, so I have come up with a few tips to make it a little bit easier. So let's go!


Keep the basics

These basics are essential for your outfits. It's the white t-shirt that goes with everything or that perfect pair of jeans that fits in all the right places. These basics are everyday items that work with multiple outfits.

Basic items are also season-less, so you can wear them all year round. 

For example: button up shirts in basic colors, plain sweaters, T-shirts, leggings and tank tops, and jeans are all items that won’t really go out of style.


basic wardrobe


Bag It

Next up you want to grab bags. One for donating, the second for getting rid of, and the third could possibly be for items worth selling.

Items that are ripped and unrepairable are going to go in the get rid of pile.

Items that are out of style but still in good condition go into your donating pile.

Items that don't fit you anymore and in good condition will also join the donating pile.


Get Rid Of It

There is a rule of thumb that I use for the items I remove from my closets, and that is if I have not worn it in a year it's out (this can be a little hard, and sometimes I break the rule). So then I have another rule in place, and if the item is older than a year and I have not worn it more than three time, it's out!

Its also now a good time to get rid of all those worn out and ripped jeans, t-shirt, and tank tops that have seen better days.


My final tip would be to not hold on to items that when you wear them you don't feel great in. Hope these tips help you.

Have fun with it!





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