Spring Clean your Wardrobe
It’s not yet spring, one peek through your curtains will tell you that. But it is never too early to prepare your home for the oncoming season with an early spring clean.
You don’t have to be a woman to know a wardrobe full of clothes can still mean you have nothing to wear, however – as a woman you do know it is near on impossible to part with clothes, even when you haven’t worn them in years.
What many women don’t see when they complete a large clean out, is the potential (and space) for an entire new wardrobe. Whether you are transitioning from College to University, University to the World of Work or just fancy a change – a good spring clean is the perfect way to reinvent yourself and create an entire style overhaul.
But where do you begin? How do you decide what to get rid of?
Out With the Old
A spring clean doesn’t have to mean immediately parting with your clothes – it can take time to really realise what you want to keep and what you will regret parting with. A great way to solve this is to turn everything on hangers the other way round, then when you replace them after wearing them, place them the correct way round – in six months’ time get rid of anything that is still the other way round, you don’t need it!
Refuse, Reuse or Recycle?
It can be difficult to know what to do with your old clothes, and especially hard to put much loved items but ill-fitting in the rubbish. Instead of sending your pre-loved items off with the bin men why not look into other ways of getting rid of your things?
Ebay can help you make a little money back on your clothes, pinterest can help you turn old clothes into new fashion items – for example; jeans into a skirt, a t-shirt into a hand bag or a dress into a scarf – the possibilities are endless. Facebook based “garage sales” are a great tool for swapping items you have for other items you want, or for making a little cash as you empty your wardrobe.
Your local charity shop, homeless shelter and schools are almost always collecting clothes to donate to charity, sell for money that will go to charity or to hand out to those less fortunate – helping other people out can be a great reward for yourself, even if you don’t make any money.
Now your wardrobe is looking emptier (with plenty of room to fill again) you can begin organising your room again. Having a tidy wardrobe that is easy to access and neatly organised will encourage you not to create a floordrobe again. Look at pinterest for different ways to store your clothes so you don’t have to take everything out to find that one t-shirt. Take photos of all your shoes and stick the photos on your shoe boxes so you don’t have to open every box to find your favourite Jimmy Choo’s.
In With the New
And now you’re left with a half empty, beautifully organised wardrobe and a little cash in your back pocket – what better excuse is there to start filling it again? Carefully choose replacements for your wardrobe and as they arrive in the mail have fun finding a new home for them in your new and improved wardrobe.
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