Organize your clothes and closet at least twice a year. Spring and Fall are good times of the year. An audit is taking a clothing inventory and gives you the opportunity to get rid of things that you do not wear, don’t fit you or things that are out of style. A few good basics and special pieces should be the keepers.
- Keep the things that fit and flatter you and that work with other pieces in your wardrobe.
- Throw away clothing items that are stained, worn, frayed, or ripped beyond repair.
- Set aside clothing that needs repair (pieces that need new buttons, hems, or other small repairs).
- Donate old clothes that don’t fit, flatter, or that you don’t wear any longer if they are in good repair. Don’t send anything to a donation center that should be tossed out.
- Consign any quality clothes items that are in good condition.
- Put everything back in your closet. Keep like pieces together: all shirts, skirts, pants, etc. together.
- Make A List of the things you need.
- Go Shopping with your list.
- Stay within your budget.
Ask Yourself These Questions:
- Does this fit into my basic wardrobe?
- Does it fit me properly?
- Can I maintain the fabric easily?
- Is it in my budget?