THE DOS & DON'TS OF CLEANING OUT YOUR CLOSET

in preparation for fall...


Hello! New Season, new us! Every few months, it’s important to clean out your closet. Let us declutter our wardrobe together. Today, we are going to be discussing some tips and tricks that I think will change your life! It doesn’t matter what size your closet is, you can apply them and they’ll make such a huge difference. 

"Did you find a small and you're now and medium or vice versa? Do you have summer dresses that wouldn’t pair well with fall coats? Take them and put them to the side. Those are your cuts."

Do

Downgrade, try-on, and cut! Do you have clothes that have gigantic stains on them or are torn to pieces?  Did you find a small and you're now and medium or vice versa? Do you have summer dresses that wouldn’t pair well with fall coats? Take them and put them to the side. Those are your cuts. You can look at them later to see what you keep or what becomes house clothes, but right now, they're gone. What you do with them is your prerogative, but they're not going back in your closet. Remember all of those clothes that the size was a little different? Try them on. If they don't fit, they're cut. Some clothes are hard to throw out or donate, and those can get downgraded to wearing around the house/sleepwear/workout/gardening clothes. Keep all of those clothes separate in a basket. 


Do

Invest in matching hangers for your Closet: This creates a more uniform and organized look. I prefer velvet hangers because they simply look more sophisticated. I get mine from eBay. However, you can pretty much get them anywhere such as Walmart, TJ Maxx, and Co. 


Don’t

Don’t leave any empty wall space. Install shelves, hooks, or other hardware to store shoes and accessories without cluttering up the floor. Another way to maximize space is to Display your hats in a nice arrangement on the wall or your shoes on bookshelves.Your clothing can double as room accessories and you can get as creative as you want!


"The rule of thumb is that if you are right-handed, you want all of your clothes pointing towards the left. Vice-versa, if you’re left-handed you want all of your clothes pointing towards the right."

Do

Make sure all your clothes are facing in the same direction! The rule of thumb is that if you are right-handed, you want all of your clothes pointing towards the left. Vice-versa, if you’re left-handed you want all of your clothes pointing towards the right. It makes life much easier because when you pull out your clothes, it’ll automatically be facing you. 


Do

Have a basket full of closet essentials! You can simply purchase a tiny basket from Walmart or Target. This basket should have everything you need to get ready daily. Such as lint-rollers, scissors, double-sided tapes, and stain-remover pen. It’s just important having everything in one spot in a drawer in your closet. 

"If they are clean and in decent condition, donate. There are a plethora of shelters who would take them."

Don’t

Don’t throw them away! Instead, donate and recycle. Do you donate your old clothes, or do you throw them out?  If they are clean and in decent condition, donate. There are a plethora of shelters who would take them. Do make sure they come from a COVID-free home. If they are more on the damaged side, throw them in the recycle bin or turn them into rags for housework. But, before you throw them out, check the dress shirts for buttons and collar stays. If the shirt is getting thrown out, remove the buttons and collar stays and put them in your sewing kit or with your accessories. The same thing with pants that are destroyed, keep the buttons. You can always use them to repair the clothes you like. If you need some extra money, sell them on Poshmark! One woman's trash is another woman's treasure. To shop my Poshmark, click here.


Happy fall cleaning! How are you organizing your closet? We want to know in the comments on Instagram.