MY FAVORITE CLOSET EDITING TIPS
Set Aside Time
We all live such busy lives, I’ve found one of the key steps to editing your closet is to actually set time aside to do it! I know, I know it may seem obvious but if we don’t make a point to put it in our schedules it tends to be put off until we do. When I decided it was time to go through my own closet, I made a point to schedule time one evening to do so. I always plan appointments with personal clients to go thru their closets, but even if you’re doing this on your own I suggest scheduling it with yourself.
Purge Necessary Pieces
Let’s face it, we all end up with pieces in our wardrobe that we don’t love or may not fit anymore. Keeping pieces you don’t love or no longer fit tends to just take up space in your closet. When going through your closet it’s important to purge out anything that you’re no longer wearing, don’t love, or doesn’t fit. Personally, anytime I’m not wearing pieces anymore I love to consign or sell them to get back some of what I invested in the purchases. Not only is selling or consigning a great way to earn back some of your investment, but it’s a great way to allow others to enjoy clothes you’re no longer wearing.
Reinvent What You Own
One of my favorite things about going through my closet, and client’s closets, is reinventing what you own. Before editing your closet it can be easy to fall into a routine of wearing everything the same way all the time. Going through your closet to get a clear picture of what you own is also a great opportunity to see things in a whole new light. When I go through my (and client’s) closets I make sure to spend some time discovering new ways to wear pieces I already own. Taking a few minutes to experiment with different ways to wear things using what you own is a great way to get out of your style rut and discover a whole new world without buying anything new!
Organize Your Clothes
Organizing your clothes strategically is super important while editing your closet. After you’ve gone through the previously mentioned steps, I suggest ending your closet editing with an organization overhaul. I highly suggest to organize all your clothes by color and category. This organization system is incredibly efficient! Not to mention, when your clothes are organized by color and category it’s much easier to style different looks. Personally, organizing method also helps me save time when getting ready because everything has it’s place and it’s super easy to find what I’m looking for.