Spring Cleaning Tips

This weekend, I did one of my top 5 worst things to do – cleaning out my closet (in case you were wondering what the other 4 things are, they’re: jean shopping, going to the dentist, sweeping and bra shopping).

My closet is full to bursting recently and in all honestly, I only wear a portion of it.

So, with the whole weekend with nothing to do, I figured it was now or never.

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However, this year, closet cleaning wasn’t all that bad.

I swear! Don’t worry, I wouldn’t believe me either.

This year, I developed a system to get through it as quickly and painlessly as possible and I figured I’d share the tips with you in case you hate closet cleaning as much as me!

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First, pull clothes out and divide them by type: shirts, dresses, pants, skirts, etc.

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Next, make sure you have supervision. Spring cleaning isn’t for the faint of heart.

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Don’t be fooled by beautiful clothes.

If you don’t wear it, even if it is beautiful, get rid of it.

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On the edge about something, try it on.

If it doesn’t fit you perfectly, put it in the donate pile.

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When going through the piles, pull out similar items. Pick which you like more and get rid of the other.

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You may even find hidden gems you bought ages ago that got lost in the back of the closet and you’ve never worn it!

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If you need a nap, take it.

You and your supervisor have earned it!

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When you’re finally done, send in reinforcements to make sure everything’s all good. . .

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Then go shopping and fill it back up again!

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Anyone have any other spring cleaning tips?

I dread it every year but I have found that wine helps!

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10 thoughts on “Spring Cleaning Tips

  1. Catherine May 16, 2016 / 12:07 pm

    My tip. Don’t be overly-ambitious in cleaning. I’m searching for two cardigans. Cashmere. One navy one hot pink that I believe I threw out in error. It’s killing me. And this is why I don’t clean out my closet too often!

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  2. Louise May 16, 2016 / 4:24 pm

    I always have to do spring cleaning when I’m feeling emotionless, haha. I can’t be in a nostalgic mood or I won’t purge ANYTHING. If I’m feeling fed-up and heartless I’m able to toss out so much more clothes!

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  3. whitney May 16, 2016 / 5:13 pm

    Good for you! I did mine recently as well and feel much better. It’s nice to streamline things a bit and only have things you love!

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  4. Alana July 5, 2016 / 2:27 pm

    Haha this was such a fun read! I loved having all the pictures, especially the nap one! That is literally me whenever I try to clean up haha

    Also if you have a chance, please check out my blog http://www.laminimum.wordpress.com I’ve got a few posts about cleaning my stuff out too, with some tips! Thanks! 🙂

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