One of my August goals is to clean out my closet. I feel like this is a never ending process, because I am quite positive that a closet cleanout has been a goal multiple months. I wanted to be very real with myself this go around. The dress that has been in my closet for 2 years, but hasn't been worn? Probably needs to go.
Khloe's closet...I would be in heaven!One of my August goals is to clean out my closet. I feel like this is a never ending process, because I am quite positive that a closet cleanout has been a goal multiple months. I wanted to be very real with myself this go around. The dress that has been in my closet for 2 years, but hasn't been worn? Probably needs to go.
I went through my dresses this past weekend and really did well with getting rid of things. I thought I would share my process, because I feel like I finally figured out what works for me!
1. Do a little at a time. In my mind, I had this big plans of cleaning out my entire closet last weekend. That did not happen, and honestly, even if I had set aside all day to go through my things, I think it wouldn't have gone well. I was feeling over it after just doing my dresses!
2. Take everything out of the closet, your drawer or container. I hang all my dresses, so I took every single one out and laid them in a big pile on my bed.
3. Separate into 3 piles - keep, consign/donate, try-on. There were some dresses I bought recently, or wear regularly, so I knew I wanted to keep them for sure. They immediately went back into my closet. There were also some dresses that I was like "ehhh, no," right away and they went into the bag. That part was a little hard, but let's be real, the gorgeous dress I wore to one of my sorority formals, while oh-so pretty, 1 - it doesn't fit me anymore (and hasn't for years!), and 2 - I am never going to have a reason to wear it again. The try-on pile consisted of dresses I still liked, but hadn't worn in awhile, wasn't sure if they still fit, or if I even liked the style.
4. Try-on. This was the wearing part for me, because I had a ton in my try-on pile. Thank goodness I did this though, because so many dresses I thought were still cute on me, definitely were not.
5. Repeat by clothing type. Like I said earlier, I was kind of over trying on things about half way through my dress pile, so I knew right then that I wasn't going to get through my whole closet. However, I do suggest doing one type of item all in one swoop. It's more orderly than doing a mix of clothes, and it made me still feel like I was getting something accomplished, even though I didn't clean out my whole closet.
I think the main key here is to take everything out. If I had just gone through my closet like normal, I know I wouldn't have gotten rid of near as much stuff as I did, just because I would have been like "oh, I still like this, I don't need to try it on", and then I would move along to the next item. I think that it already being outside the closet, you are more apt to trying it on and making the right decision.
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