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Monday, April 7, 2014

7 Steps to Spring Clean Your Closet



Hey loves.
Sorry for the absence on here - I've been working hard on my YouTube channel and also putting together a new blog for you all - which I think my avid readers will be very appreciative of. (don't worry it will be the same content but MORE) More on that at a later time though... 

Today's post is just a little dollop of spring cleaning tips for your closet. I'm using the word 'closet' loosely here because even if you don't have a closet of your very own, there are a lot of alternatives. I believe that having a nice, clean, functional closet is the key to maintaining your style with ease. You'll not only save on time and frustration while searching for a pair of shoes, for example - but you'll also (most likely) be able to make more outfits out of what you already have . Why? Because when you consistently clean and organize your closet every season you're able to get a clearer picture of what you have and you may be surprised that it's much easier to put looks together when everything is organized. Just think, wouldn't be nice to got to your closet every morning calmly with a cup of coffee in hand while deciding what to wear that day? Sounds pretty appealing, huh? Well it will take some work and a bit of consistency to get there.

So here are my tips to Spring Cleaning Your Closet. Grab a beverage and take note loves.
{For further explanation & examples, watch my YouTube video linked below}

Step 1. 
IF YOU HAVEN'T WORN IT IN OVER A YEAR, IT'S TIME TO LET GO!
This is the most crucial part of the entire process in my opinion. You must have this mind set before starting a clean out. All to often I see people hanging on to clothes that they haven't worn for years. Those are the ones that need to go, they're just taking up unnecessary space in both your house and life.

Step 2. 
DESIGNATE DIFFERENT PILES FOR SORTING
I like to have a pile for 'Throw Away', 'Keep', 'Giveaway/Charity', 'Sell' and 'Store Away'

Step 3. 
STORE AWAY PAST SEASONS CLOTHES
I store away my all my heavy knits, jackets, hats, gloves, ect. If you live in an area that can be a bit cooler in in the spring, you'll want to keep a couple light weight versatile sweaters out along with a jacket - you'll store those away during your Summer Clean Out... if your behaving that is ;)

Step 4.
SORT THROUGH LAST SPRING'S 'STORED AWAY' PIECES
It's just as it sounds loves. Remember to keep that mindset of step 1 and use step 2 if necessary.

STEP 5. 
INVEST A LITTLE INTO GOOD HANGERS
This is optional really. But I will say it does make a difference in your closet when your hangers are nicer and all matching. It's just better Zen we'll say...

STEP 6.
ORGANIZE YOUR CLOSET
Some like to organize their closet by color coordinating however I don't prefer that way. I like to organize in more of a 'waterfall' way. Starting form the back of my closet I go from pants, to capris, to dresses, to jacket/blazers, to button downs, to long sleeve, to short sleeve/crop tops, to tanks. For me this is more functional because I know exactly where to look when I want something particular. Then I hang my newer/most worn/staple items in the very front, almost sectioned off into their own little space. This is what works for me, try out a few ways until you find what works best for you!

STEP 7.
ADD YOUR OWN PERSONAL TOUCHES
I like to have a little style board that I update seasonally to keep me inspired, and that's just one way I make it my own. I believe it's important to make your closet another extension of who you are. While I encourage looking to others for inspiration - don't make a carbon copy of it. Make your closet YOUR closet.

If you don't have a closet here's a list of alternatives I found for you!

What I Use:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00F9UQ4GA/?tag=thes028-20
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000IF8O1O/?tag=thes028-20

Garment Racks:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001F51A1W/?tag=thes028-20
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0055OC9OQ/?tag=thes028-20
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004VPHJE0/?tag=thes028-20

Closet Organizers/Build Your Own:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002IT6E9C/?tag=thes028-20
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DIISKQ2/?tag=thes028-20
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000LNQT88/?tag=thes028-20
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001UE8IM2/?tag=thes028-20
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0009WG328/?tag=thes028-20
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002IT6E9C/?tag=thes028-20

Wardrobe Armoire:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0069BS4X4/?tag=thes028-20
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009OCM8Y6/?tag=thes028-20
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000Z7BVP6/?tag=thes028-20
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001KW0BRE/?tag=thes028-20

Are you / have you cleaned your closet out for spring?! 
What steps do you take?! Comment below! 



xx
Kaylee

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