It’s time to to spring clean your closet with a spring cleaning closet clean out! Clean out your closet and take inventory of your wardrobe with a closet clean out. It may sound scary to clean out your closet, but you’ll be so glad you did! How many items do you have that you really don’t need? Can you use more space in your closet?
Spring Cleaning Closet Clean Out
Spring is the perfect time to think out with the old, in with the new! As you do spring cleaning and refresh your home and your life, don’t forget to refresh your closets! Unloading clothing you no longer wear not only helps you feel more organized, it helps you make room for new items. If you are preparing for a spring cleaning closet clean out, look below at these 5 questions to ask yourself. They can help make your spring wardrobe clean out an even easier process!
The Konmari method of organizing is very helpful in spring cleaning too. We’ve used Marie Kondo’s principles to help declutter our lives.
Spring Wardrobe Clean Out: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself
1. When was the last time I wore this item?
The first question you should always ask is: when was the last time I wore the item? 3 months ago? 6 months ago? 12 months ago? It’s wise to set a timeline and stick to it. For example, let go of any items you haven’t worn in 3 months or more. If this makes you nervous, try 6 months or more. Definitely the last 12 months. By that time you’ve been through every season. Using this rule helps you decide quickly what stays and what goes.
2. Does this item bring me joy?
It’s important to surround yourself with things you love and enjoy. When considering your clothes, ask yourself if it brings you joy. Do you truly enjoy wearing it? Does it make you happy? Do you remember good times in the piece of clothing? If you truly enjoy it, keep it! If not, let it go.
3. Is this item still in good condition?
Many times we don’t realize how rough our clothes look. Check clothes for stains and holes and make sure they’re still in good condition. If not, and if they can’t be repaired (or you just don’t repair items) let them go. Wearing clothes in good condition will help you feel good about yourself. Let go of the ones that have done their duty!
4. Could someone else use this item more than me?
When deciding what to keep and what to let go, ask yourself if someone else could use the item more than you. Perhaps there is a winter coat you love but only wear 1-2 times a year. Could someone else get better use out of it? If so, consider donating it to an agency that will get the item in the right hands.
5. Is this item worth more in cash?
High end clothing items and accessories retain their value. If an item is just taking up room in your closet, consider what the resale value might be. Chances are you can sell it via Ebay, ThreadUp, Etsy, or a second hand shop. Take that cash and buy something you know you would use on a regular basis. If the items aren’t worth a ton of cash, you can still donate them and get a tax write off to use for that tax season.
Spring cleaning your closet doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Consider these 5 questions to ask yourself when you start decluttering your wardrobe and see how helpful they can be to the process.
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