Closet cleaning. Purging unwanted and unused clothes isn’t easy for everyone. It can be hard parting with things you “think” you will wear but never really do. Give it up! Don’t lie to yourself. If it doesn’t fit, toss it! It will be ok, and hey! it’s an excuse to get a new one that you will actually wear. Freeing yourself from clothes that were worn “back in the day” is a great feeling. I also have a small closet. So if you have a small closet too, purging your closet once or twice a year gives you space and a piece of mind.
The first step and most important step in closet cleaning- TAKING EVERYTHING OUT.
Now, to begin your closet cleaning, start sifting and immediately start asking these questions:
*Does it still fit?
*Have I worn it in the past 6 months to a year?
*Would I wear it again?
*If I saw it in a store, would I buy it again?
*Do I love the way it looks on me?
*Is it damaged?
Hang up the clothes you are keeping neatly to see what you have.
With the reject pile, you can either sell it or donate it. Then everything after that should be tossed out.
Here is how I determine that:
Sell: Excellent to good condition could be used many more times.
It isn’t your style.
Was expensive and you haven’t worn it in 6 months to a year.
Donate it: Signs of use, but still has life left to it.
Not damaged and doesn’t fit, or you haven’t worn it in 6 months to a year. Throw away: Damaged clothes, discolored, torn, stained and underwear. Used to the point of no return. I donate to the local St Vinny’s or Goodwill.
Throw away: Damaged clothes, discolored, torn, stained and underwear. Used to the point of no return. Our friends at Montpellier Maids would agree with us! They also advise their clients to get closet cleaning done at the least once a year.
When you finally finish cleaning out your closet (psst..it’s ok if it took a couple days, life gets busy. So make it a “whole weekend task.”) it’s a liberating feeling and often times if you take the time to sell your clothes, you get some extra cash :)! That’s never a bad thing. Donating always makes me feel good knowing that someone can reuse something.
With all that extra cash, give yourself a break and have someone else clean up! Consider hiring the best cleaning service, Madison!