Spring is in the air. It’s past March 20th, so Spring has officially sprung. (Granted, are supposed to get snow this week??? )
You might be like me and have an area where you keep your spring clothes… your seasonal closets or in my case my seasonal portable wardrobes on wheels.
Yes - I have 3 of them. I know…
If you have an area where you start to transport your spring favorites back into your current closet all while rotating your winter wears away, the cleanout should start there. I usually at the end of every season pick up some closeout favorites. So right off the bat, I will get excited because I have totally forgotten about these purchases!!
Here’s the deal: you know you're a mega shopper when you start to transition your pieces for the next season and have a delightful surprise realizing you bought some amazing closeouts the prior season that you just forgot about… what? I know… it happens every season!
Yes, take it from me… every new season I get excited. So don’t forget to get those closeout deals at the end of every season. Buy pieces that you know you will need for fall and winter now. This could be the bright Fair Isle Sweater you want to get your hands on or the Viva Magenta scarf that is the pantone color of 2023. Yes, buy for fall and winter and resale items you know you aren’t wearing now for spring/summer.
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It is best to sell garments, shoes, and accessories right before the upcoming season. You should make more money off sandals and shorts or more seasonal items when being consigned right before the start of the spring/summer season.
Granted, if I want an item out of my closet, I will just resale it or consign it. I like to check things off my list… to be honest, if I wait until right before the season, I might not sell it. I will most likely rethink it.
It’s really on a case by case basis if I follow the consign before the upcoming season rule or I just say “sell it now.”
Here’s to getting rid of items you aren't wearing so that someone else can!
It might just be me!
Still need a little help, here's a detailed step-by-step guide.
Well, let's get to it without further ado:
- Block your calendar: Ensure you've got a day or weekend available to indulge in this delightful escapade.
- Assemble your tools: Procure the necessary trash bags or boxes, vacuum cleaner or broom, and storage solutions like hangers, bins, or drawer organizers.
- Empty that closet: Pluck out every item, be it clothing, shoes, or accessories, and pile them in a designated space.
- Sort, sort, sort: Classify your items into categories like clothing, shoes, and accessories. You could even get fancy by sorting them further by season or purpose.
- Assess and decide: Painstakingly go through each item and decide if it's worth keeping, donating, or discarding. Be brutally honest about what you truly need.
- A thorough cleanse: With the closet bare, it's the perfect time to sweep, vacuum, or mop the floor and dust those shelves, rods, and surfaces. Tend to any repairs and add storage solutions if necessary.
- Organize with panache: As you return your items to the closet, consider arranging them in a way that pleases the eye and eases access. This might mean hanging clothes by type, color, or season, for example.
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Voilà! Your closet will be a delight to behold once