Our fluctuating temperatures are a sure sign it’s spring! If you’re like me, you get the urge to clean out your closets this time of year. With that in mind, here are a few tips to make it more efficient and easy while leaving you with a sense of what you really need to purchase for your wardrobe. You’ll want to schedule a weekend you know you won’t be interrupted.
The first step to purging your closet is to designate four piles.
Ask yourself these questions
- Do I like it? Sometimes we buy things on sale thinking it’s a good deal only to get it home and never wear it. OR maybe you feel you should keep it because it was expensive. Don’t be fooled into thinking “because it’s expensive, it looks good on me.” Donate it to charity or consign it knowing that someone else will enjoy it.
- Do I wear it? When was the last time you wore it? If you haven’t worn it in over a year, it’s doubtful that you will wear it again. If you haven’t worn it in over 2 years, definitely get rid of it.
- Does it fit? Are the sleeves too long? Does it look baggy on you? Is it tight or does it pucker in any way? Do you constantly have to pull and straighten it when wearing it? Let it go!
- Does it need repair? Maybe it just needs a button sewn on. How’s the hem? Are any seams starting to unravel? Could it use a little tailoring to give your body more shape?
Now that you have your piles, the first three piles will be donated or consigned. Pile #4 is for alterations.
Now take a look at what’s left in your closet. One more question to ask yourself is, “How much black do I have?” If over fifty percent of your closet is black, it’s time to bring in some color! Even if black looks good on you, spring is the time to brighten up your wardrobe. If you’re not sure if black looks good on you, contact me for a complimentary consultation. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now is the time to get clear on your Core Energy before you hit the malls and your local boutiques.