Hello my lovely fashionistas!! I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter. We spent time with both of our families, it was a nice and relaxing day. Wishing you a late Happy Easter!
April is all about green living and I brainstormed about how fashion can be green. There are so many things that come to mind but today I want to talk to about reworking your closet. You might wonder what this has to do with green living and I’ll get there in a moment.
Now, go and look in your closet, if it’s like mine there are clothes, shoes, and purses in there that you haven’t worn in a long time. I get overwhelmed by an unorganized closet and I’m also a little OCD when it comes to having it organized. I want to give you some tips on how you can Rework you closet and make it work better for you, and how in the end you can benefit someone else.
Tips for Reworking your closet:
1. Rearrange it into categories.
- My closet is broken down into categories:
- Long sleeves
- Short sleeves
- Tank tops
2. Color coordinate your categories
- All of my categories are arranged by color and I try to have my colors blend into the next (ex. black, blue, green, white, pink..) I keep the dark colors close together and the light colors together.
3. Create labels for your closet
- Now I must admit I don’t have these but it’s a good idea if you want to be super organized.
- I store away all of my seasonal clothing
- Make sure your clothes are in a well sealed plastic container
- I also put any shoes or purses away that I’m not using
5. Last but not least….DONATE what you don’t wear!!
- This is my green living part of it. My rule of thumb is, if you haven’t worn it in 6-9 months then donate it to someone who will!!
Every year I go through my closet and put aside what I don’t wear and donate what I know I won’t wear again. Now I live in Michigan so my time window is a little larger due to our seasons (if I haven’t worn it between 9-12 months I get rid of it). When you’re going through your closet and find stuff you don’t wear but are holding on to it…really ask yourself if you’ll ever wear it. If you find yourself making excuses to keep the item then donate it because you’re not going to wear it again. I would say the only items to not get rid of are special event outfits, like dresses our suits. If you have items that have sentimental value to them, pick a few items to keep and donate the rest.
I wish I had pictures of my closet, but I live in a hundred year old house and my “walk in closet” is very skinny so it was rather impossible to show you how I organize my clothes.
Donating your clothes is a great way to give back to your community and a great way to recycle the clothes you no longer wear.
I want to hear from you! What are some ways that you keep your closet organized? Do you donate items and what do you donate? Have any closet organizing tips that you would like to share? I can’t wait to hear from you! Have a wonderful week!!
Pictures from: organize.com
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