Since I will be heading off to the great new adventure of college here pretty soon, I thought now would be the perfect time to completely clean out my closet and get rid of all the clothes that have been collecting dust over the past four years.
Parting with clothes is difficult, becuase the lingering thought at the back of everyone's mind is, 'What if I wanna wear this again someday? What if I need it for a costume party? What if I get invited to an event where you can only wear red, scoop necked sweaters?' Its that kind of thinking that keeps our closets full of stuff we never wear, but are too afraid to get rid of. If you find yourself in a situation where you wanna clean out your closet, but don't know where to even begin or how to go about doing it, I hope my dramatized retelling of what cleaning out my own closet was like will help you.
I got the idea into my head that I wanted to clean out my closet and then got so attached to it that I couldn't go another day without sorting through my clothes. I was pretty inspired, and actually laid in bed daydreaming about cleaning out my closet the next morning. So once I finally got into it I started throwing away clothes with a vigor and passion unlike I've ever seen before.
Cleaning out my closet was really quick, because I knew exactly if I was gonna give the article of clothing away the second it passed through my hands. I didn't have to sit there and mull over what the shirt really meant to me, or every possible scenario when it could be useful.
I had created a vision of what I wanted my wardrobe to look like. I pretty much spent a couple minutes scrolling through our pinterest style board and then wrote down some of the overarching style trends I saw. So when I set out to clean my own closet, if the article of clothing didn't match up with my style vision, it was out.
Being inspired to do this and having a clear vision of the end result in mind is what really made the whole process fast and easy for me. Afterwards I sorted all the clothes into ones that had the potential to be sold to my local consignment stores or on one of those thrifting apps, and ones that were going to go straight to the second-hand store. NEVER THROW YOUR CLOTHES AWAY. Unless they're literally in shreds, they can either be sold or given away. Recycling helps the planet after all.
The task of selling my clothes is very daunting, and I've been avoiding it for months, using the excuse that I'm going on vacation and won't be able to sell any clothes in order to get out of doing it. But I am determined to come home from trip number three this July and buckle down, take some pictures, and get my clothes up for sale. When I do, I'll let you guys in on it too.
Cleaning out your closet is a really good thing to do at least once or twice a year. Reevaluate what you want your clothes and your style to look like, and clean out all the clutter that's just taking up space. Once its all cleaned out, hit the store and fill it back up again, which is always the best part.
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