Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Spring Cleaning - The Wardrobe Edition!

Welcome back to my blog, my loves! It's been a long time since my last post but I am excited to be getting back on here to create weekly updated content for y'all. 

Spring is fast approaching! I wanted to reboot the blog by sharing a few tips I had for cleaning out and organizing your closets in order to get ready for all of your new Spring/Summer 2018 purchases, which are coming into the shop pretty consistently now!
So here's to your most fashionable and organized self!

Step One: The Clear-Out
Step Two: Question Each Piece 
Step Three: The Re-Load

Step One: The Clear-Out
In order for a new season to begin, the one before it has to end. A new Season is like a FRESH START and in my experience the best way to start fresh is a blank slate. Empty your closet almost entirely and put each piece into 3 separate categories.. 
Step Two: Question each piece
It sounds like a LOT of work but if you stay focused, put on some sweet tunes and go with your gut you'll be feeling refreshed in no time! If you're like me and have a hard time parting with things a professional or good friend can be really helpful for this step. I had a tendency to keep things even if I NEVER wore them because I just really loved them which creates clutter and disorganization. Out with the old so you have room for the new! 
*Don't forget to include the commonly overlooked items like socks, underwear, pyjamas, etc.*
Each item gets put into the following piles..
 A. Put it away until next season
examples include bulky sweaters, sweater dresses/tunics, cowl necks, turtlenecks etc.
B. Keep it in regular rotation
examples include lightweight sweaters, kimono's, blazers, or anything you couldn't imagine life without
C. Get rid of it entirely 
examples include anything you haven't worn in the last year or two, things that don't fit, things that are no longer your 'style', single socks, socks with holes, uncomfortable underwear... etc.
Step Three: The Re-Load
Hopefully after much deliberation you have 3 piles that you are comfortable with. Have on hand some appropriate sized storage bins for what you have decided to put away until next season and plastic bags for what you have decided to donate. I donate to the Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy, a cause close to my heart. Bonus: They have drop off points or an option for pickup! Click HERE for the details. Once you have your Winter Season stored, and your donation pile ready for pickup you are ready to re-load everything that's left into your dressers and/or closets! Thin hangers (the thinner the hanger, the more you can squeeze in!) with good grip are ideal. I suggest velvet hangers, these ones, on Amazon can hold up to 10 pounds and prevent damage to delicate items while providing a non-slip grip to keep your precious items from getting lost on your closet floor. If you also have dresser space, you can fold certain items and hang the others. Always hang your thinner, more delicate tops, as well as your dressy, dressy/casual tops which prevents creasing, keeps them  looking fresh and from getting lost folded amongst your more bulkier items. You can also hang your dressy bottoms, blazers/jackets and skirts of any kind. As for your dressers: Fold your denim, casual tops, sweaters, leggings, sweatpants and pyjamas. I have the Hemnes 8 drawer dresser from Ikea, I love having the 4 small drawers on the top for smaller things. I have separated leggings, socks, bras/bralettes, and underwear each into their own small drawer making the everyday items easily accessible. 
I hope you can take some of these tips and put your own spin on them. Remember not to take yourself too seriously just have fun!
Dakota Mae

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