Fashion Blog: Cleaning the closet

Our fashion blogger gives practical tips on how to keep the closet clutter-free.

About twice a year I like to clean out my closet—once in the spring and then again in the fall. This allows me to make more room in my closet for the year’s trends.

My first objective is to get rid of anything that is ruined in any way. If there is an unremovable stain, an unfixable rip, or a hole in any article of clothing, I throw it in the trash.

Next, I make a pile for clothes that no longer fit. My weight tends to fluctuate, so sometimes clothes I’ve bought in the past become too baggy or too tight. I find it easier to buy clothes that fit me in the present and get rid of the ones that used to fit.

Another pile of clothes consists of anything that is out of style. I try to keep up to date on the current fashion trends as much as I can. By looking through fashion magazines I am able to get an idea of what I no longer need.

Lastly, I look in my closet and take out anything I haven’t worn in the past year. If I haven’t worn it in the past year, then I know I won’t wear it in the years to come.

Once I’m done, I gather up all the clothes in the piles and get them ready to sell. I take them to a secondhand store such as Plato’s Closet. Whatever I don’t sell there, I put in my family’s yard sale section in the garage.

The money I make from selling my unwanted clothes allows me to fill my closet back up with new, trendy clothes!

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