Spring-Cleaning: Making Room for the Latest Trends

Makespace 1.jpgIt’s amazing how much stuff one person collects over a lifetime…over a season for that matter. Because I love the ever-changing world of fashion, I admit I do like to shop and stay current on trends. I try to add just a few key pieces each season. Actually, check out some of the hottest trends for Spring here. And most of the time, they last year-in and year-out. So I have to have somewhere to keep them all.

Here’s a few of my tips on how to get your wardrobe in shape for the new season.

  1. Remove all Winter apparel from the closet.
  2. If you haven’t worn something in several years, decide if you really want it.
  3. Try  it own. Does it fit? Will you wear it again? Would it look better on someone else?
  4. Make several piles or use bins or trash bags to label them as follows: Keep…Discard… Donate…
  5. Start sorting in each category.

Once you have done this, then it is time to pack up the things you want to keep. For me, that means using some of those storage bags that you suck the air out of and using storage bins. I sort them into Dresses, Bottoms-Pants and Skirts, Tops and label each bin. Don’t forget to add cedar to each bin to keep your clothing fresh and free of moths.

If you don’t have the space to store your bins in your closet, you can try this great concept from the company Makespace. They will come and pick up your clothes or other belongings and store them for a fee. Check them out and see if this is right for you. For now, it is available in select cities only.

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After you have purged and packed up your wears, now it is time to head on down to your local charity and donate the other items. I love giving to the Salvation Army or Jessie’s Place.  And if you want to make a few extra bucks, try selling your items in consignment stores or even online at such places like Ebay Valet or ThreadUp. You can even try out brick and mortar places that will pay cash on the spot like Style Encore.

So tell me how your spring-cleaning is going. Do you have any tips to share about getting your wardrobe in shape this season? Leave a comment.

Thanks for reading!

Until next time,

Sizable Chic

 

 

 

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