Whether you truly have seasons where you live or not, the first weeks of Spring and Fall are great times to organize your closet and make your wardrobe current and fabulously functional. Even if you are pretty good at keeping your closet organized I bet there are hidden items in the back that are too worn out to wear or something you forgot about that you could be wearing!
I encourage everyone to Spring (pun intended) into action, walk into your closet and get busy! If you find it hard doing it on your own, invite a friend (who can honestly and firmly) help you, or contact me at nancykorbet.com let’s set up an appointment and just get it done!
8 Simple Steps to Your Closet Bliss:
1) Prepare 3 large garbage bags marked:Donate(someone in need would be grateful).Consignment (local Thrift store or check out thredup.com).Garbage (beyond use).
2) Look at every piece of clothing in your closet. Check for stains, holes or just worn out. If it can be repaired or cleaned, make a ‘’to fix’’ pile (don’t put it back in your closet).
3) Try on everything to make sure it still fits. Don’t assume it does or doesn’t. Dress for your current body, not the one you used to have or hope to have.
4) If you haven’t worn it in a year, get rid of it. (exception: special occasion) A year turns into three quickly.The fewer clothes in your closet, the simpler your fashion life is. Keep only the pieces that make you look and feel great, it makes getting dressed fun again!
5) If you have to keep an ‘’emotional item’’ (prom dress, first marathon run tee…etc) keep it but not in your closet. Store in a bin under your bed or another room. You can also keep the memory by taking a photo, but letting go of the item altogether.
6) Create new outfits. Start with a basic dress create several looks by adding accessories and shoes or try bottoms then add different tops,cardigans,tees and accessories. See how much further you can stretch your wardrobe. Place a white sheet on your bed and photograph the new looks so you don’t forget; print them and tape them in your closet for quick reference.
7) Make a shopping list of pieces you are missing or need to replace in your wardrobe. Photograph the list so you have it whenever you go shopping. It keeps you on track with purchasing only what you really need which saves you time and money.
8) Use good hangers. Huggable-Hangers are my favorite. They save space and prevent slipping. Even if you don’t use these,use only one kind and NO wire hangers.
Remember to keep only the clothes you feel great in. If you don’t like it on, you are not going to wear it ANYTIME! Have fun and keep in mind, you are making room to express yourself effortlessly, everyday! 🙂