It can be hard sorting through your clothes and deciding which ones to let go, especially if they are filled with different memories from days long ago. However, once you do clean out your closet, you will be left with a selection of garments that truly reflect your personality, making deciding to wear each day much easier. If a closet clean out sounds like something you want to tackle, take a look at OROGOLD ultimate guide to a seasonal closet clean out.
Make it an Enjoyable Experience
Although you will receive such a sense of accomplishment when you are done having a seasonal closet clean out, it is likely that there are many other things you would much rather be doing instead. To make the task a little easier to deal with, OROGOLD recommends putting together a couple of upbeat playlists to dance around to while cleaning out your closet. It’s also a good idea to keep some water and snacks near you too. You should be cleaning out your closet on a seasonal basis, and, once you get into the habit of it, you will find that the task becomes much easier.
Completely Empty Your Closet
The first step to cleaning out your closet is to completely empty it out. Move all of your clothes onto your bed, as this will motivate you to finish the task before bedtime. Once this is done, wash your closet out before moving on to sort through your clothes.
Create Four Main Piles of Clothing
Now that it is time to sort through your clothes, you will need to make a few different piles in your room. The first one should be a pile that you want to keep, the next a pile that you want to throw out, the third a pile that you want to donate to charity, and the fourth pile should be items that you are hoping to sell.
Question Each Item of Clothing
When it comes to actually deciding which pile to put different items of clothing in, you will need to ask yourself a few questions about each garment. The first, and most important one, is: does the item fit perfectly? You should also question whether you have worn it in the last 12 months, as well as if it accurately represents your style, and if you would buy it today if you saw it in the shops. If the answer to any of these questions is no, then you probably should consider discarding that item. If you have a number of items that need to be repaired, you may want to create an extra pile for these.
Once you have sorted through all of your clothes, the pile of items that you are wanting to keep should hopefully be relatively small. Although this may not seem like much, it is a great base from which to rebuild your closet back up, but be careful to not go overboard with this, as you don’t want to end up with a huge heap of clothes to sort through next season!