Closet Edit Prep
Thank you for signing up for the virtual closet edit! Happy to see you here!! 😊
On this page, you'll find a step-by-step guide on how to get ready for our appointment together. Get ready to sort through items you love, rediscover forgotten gems, and identify pieces that might no longer serve your style! My goal is to ensure that you're left with a wardrobe that not only represents the best version of you but also helps you declutter your closet and make daily outfit selection a breeze. It's time to embrace a closet that truly reflects your style, body, and personality!
Let's get started!
Step 1: Empty Your Closet
Start by taking everything out of your closet. This will give you a clear idea of what you own and what needs to go.
Step 2: Remove All the Dust!
As you remove each item, give your closet a good vacuum and dust to start with a clean slate.
Step 3: Sort Your Clothes
Separate your clothes into three piles: keep, maybe, and get rid of. The keep pile should include items that you wear regularly and love. The maybe pile should include items that you're not sure about and need to try on again. The get rid of pile should include items that you no longer wear, doesn't fit you anymore, pieces that may be damaged or stained but can no longer be saved.
Step 3: Organize What You Want to Keep
Now that you have a pile of clothes that you want to keep, start organizing them back into your closet. Keep in mind the most accessible items should be the ones you wear the most. Consider organizing by color, category, or occasion. This will make it easier to find what you need when you're getting dressed.
Step 4: Re-evaluate Your Maybe Pile
After organizing your closet and deciding what to do with the clothes you want to get rid of, it's time to reevaluate your maybe pile. Try on the clothes again and ask yourself the following questions:
1. Does this fit me?
2. Is it in good condition (or if it's not, can it be fixed)?
3. Does this align with your personal style?
4. Do I have anything to wear this with?
5. Did I wear this in the last year?
6. Can I see myself actually wearing this multiple times in the future?
7. Do I love it?
8. Would I buy it again?
If you answered no to the last four questions, re-evaluate your relationship with this piece and see if there is any way you can upcycle it or style it to turn your answer into a yes. If there's no hope in changing your answer, then get rid of it.
I know some pieces may be sentimental to us in value, which can definitely make it hard to get rid of things. I am a pretty sentimental person myself! If this is the case, hold onto it until you are ready to truly let it go and part ways, but also ask yourself realistically how much you still need it.
If you answered no to the first three questions, get rid of it.
Out of sight, out of mind!
Step 5: Decide What to Do With the Clothes You Want to Get Rid of
For the clothes you want to get rid of, decide if you want to upcycle, swap, sell, or donate them. Upcycling allows you to take your old old clothes and turn them into something new, such as cutting up old t-shirts to make cleaning rags or turning them into dog toys.
Swapping clothes with friends or at a local swap event is another fun alternative to prolong your old clothing's life, or if you want to make some extra cash, selling your clothes online through platforms like Poshmark or Depop can be another great option.
When selling clothes, look for pieces that are:
- in good, sellable condition
- brand names
- timeless items
- vintage pieces
- pieces on trend
And finally, donating clothes to local charities or thrift stores you trust can give your clothes a second life on top of helping those in need.
If you are struggling to make a decision on any of the pieces in your closet or don't know what to do with it, feel free to save them for our virtual session together!
I look forward to helping you, and happy cleaning! ♡