Tips for Editing Your Wardrobe

Something about this time of year makes me want to clear the clutter and focus on all the fresh possibilities for spring.

Do you feel that way too?

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The season is changing so it’s time to take care of business, create order and use my favorite organizational strategy~my 4 Ds~deal, dump, donate or delight.  I’m a firm believer that if something isn’t working for me; give it to someone who can use it. I have actually seen some of my giveaways around town, or at work, and it makes me smile. My best tip is to have a box or bag right in the closet, with a pen and tax itemization sheet for the donations. I even put large plastic trash bags in my basket so that when it is full I can whisk the whole thing away for donation.  When I bring in something new I immediately try to place an item in the donate box to keep the balance.  In fact, I’m a little bummed if I have to buy a new package of hangers; it’s like a ‘give in’ to not managing my things.

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*The deal~hang it, sew it, launder it, steam it and get it back in the game.

*The dump~stained, torn beyond repair, it’s just plain ugly gurrrrrl. You deserve better.

*The donate~if it’s in good shape and you like it, but you just don’t seem to look forward to wearing it~let it go to someone who could use it.

*The delight~keep it, put it on a hook of upcoming outfits you plan to wear in the next week. Be glad you found something that feels and looks good.  If it’s that fab you may want to get it in another color before they stop making it.

Sometimes I find myself being on the fence about an item and I’ve found the only way to know for sure is to take it out for one more spin. I will know pretty quickly whether or not I ever want to wear it again or donate it for someone else to enjoy.

 

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My closet has needed some good revamping so I took a little time last weekend to do just that. One of my biggest issues is those darn stacks of jeans, sweaters, t-shirts that fall over every time I pull out an item. I found the secret HERE and it is a minor lifesaver.

And with that, things are starting to straighten out a bit in my closet. It always feels good to put together a big bag of donation items for someone in need. It’s a win win all the way around.

What are your plans for the weekend? Some Superbowl with a side of Pinterest??

Do you have any tips for editing your wardrobe?

Cheers to clearing the clutter!

xx,

Heather

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I gotta get through the clutter to get to it. ouch!

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You’re so right, it something about this time that makes me re-organize and clear out the clutter. Must find the time for the wardrobe,it’s next on my list! Hope you had a lovely weekend sweetie! xo Caroline

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Ahhh Caroline, thank you! I did have a lovely and productive weekend. Here’s to clearing the clutter for it makes us feel so much better about life. Hope your’s was wonderful too!
xx, Heather

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I tweeted your post! Chock full of easy and fun tips for spring cleaning the closet (actually a year round spring cleaning, that is). I love organization. I think better and breathe easier when everything is clean and in its place. And, I don’t like to spend too much time rummaging through my closet to find something to wear. I am focusing on your tips, plus, I will be using dividers for my sweaters and jeans (the continual mess drives me crazy). Thank you, Heather! xo

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Thank you Shelly! I’m glad you found my tips useful. :) I’ve agree on the organization-sounds like we both do it for clarity and a sense of calm. Again-so alike us too! :)

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LOVE those shelf dividers! I also love to clean out my closet (and my whole house of stuff) now and then… I call it “zenning” the closet. I always find something to get rid of — usually donated — and its always the really cheap or experimental things. Anytime I’ve splurged on designer or expensive, I’ve kept it forever.

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Zenning-I love it! So true, it clears the space and the mind in my book. Love your tips on what to donate….I so agree!

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the closets you shared…. motivating eye candy to be sure!

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I agree-so fabulous!! Love seeing your posts on ALT Tamera-you rocked it!

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dream closets. and those shelf dividers are awesome…great post, heather. donna

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Thanks Donna! Those closets are dreamy and an inspiration for sure.
Love a handy little find like those dividers.
Thanks for stopping by!

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I need a good purge, clean out before every school semester begins. Now to keep from adding things back in!

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That sounds like the perfect time to declutter. Good luck with the new semester!!

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Hmmm. I know it’s time to deal w my closet, too, but after the 49ers win!!!

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