Since we are all stuck at home practicing social distancing and/or self-quarantined, I thought this was the perfect time to share some tips for a successful closet purge. Why not use this time at home to emerge with a fresh, happy closet?!
I’ve been helping clients clean out their closets for over a decade, and along the way I’ve honed in on several key ideas that will lead you to a closet full of things you love, and will actually wear. We’ve all tried to clean out our closet before, only to have gotten rid of things we shouldn’t, and kept things that don’t suit us. Scroll down for four easy tips for a successful closet purge.
- Keep the ultimate goal in mind. – The ultimate goal of a closet purge is to end up with a closet full of things you feel amazing in, and make you happy.
- Be Ruthless – Weed out anything that you are lukewarm about, doesn’t fit, or your’e simply over.
- Don’t keep anything you don’t feel amazing in.- It’s easy to say, well I spent a lot on this item, or I might like it again some day. NO! If you don’t feel amazing in it, it’s out. I measure this by asking myself if I would wear it to an important meeting, to a special event, or on a trip I’ve been looking forward to. If the answer is no, it goes. Even if you’re just having a regular day, you need to wear things that make you feel as sparkly as you are.
- Keep resale in mind.- Remember resources like The Real Real and Poshmark when purging items that still look great, but you need to get rid of. It’s definitely a silver lining to get money back on items that are just gathering dust in your closet. I also love to donate more “business” items to Dress for Success.
Feel like you need professional help with your closet purge?! I’m here to help! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and check out my full menu of services here.
I’m wearing the Boca Dress by Edith Hour c/o
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