Posted on March 16 2016
Spring is on its way. While the start of spring usually means warmer weather is finally on its way, it also means that it’s time to do some serious spring-cleaning. Spring-cleaning is great because it allows you to organize and clean every single room in your home.
And while we can’t tell you how to properly clean your entire home (we're still learning), we can help you with cleaning one of the most frustrating spaces: your closet.
But don’t worry, we’re not going to make things really difficult and suggest that you should part with everything old in your closet. The Yo Sox team is just going to walk you what unpractical items are taking up the most space and can be thrown away.
Before you begin, you need to make sure you don’t look at this as a boring chore. Think of this as a way to de-clutter and reorganize the space so you can make room for new spring items!
So grab some garbage bags, crank some tunes —it’s time to get down to business.
- First things first, take a look at all of your gym clothes. Anything that’s ratty, sweat stained, pilling, or starting to smell, toss immediately. We understand that gym clothes can be pricey, but there’s no point in holding onto a pair of old gym shorts that are starting to stink up your closet.
- Next toss out any wire hangers that you’ve collected over the years from your drycleaner. These hangers don’t only seriously stretch out your clothes they’re ugly too. While you’re examining your hangers, toss away any broken hangers as well.
- Now take a look at all of your clothes that are hanging up or folded on shelves. What items haven’t you worn in the last year? What items are have you been holding onto in case you magically lose 15 pounds? Realistically if you haven’t worn it in a year, or seriously don’t fit into it, you’re not going to. Place all of these items into a donation pile; someone else will appreciate them more than you will.
- While you’re sorting through your clothes, if you come across anything that is stained or ripped, toss them as well. If you’ve put off getting a torn pants fixed in the last year, you most likely don’t like them that much. Put all of these items into the donation pile.
- Now go through all of your jewelry and accessories. Any jewelry that’s broken, tarnished or missing its mate, throw it away. As much as we would all love to fix our broken jewelry, we most likely never will. Instead make space for new spring accessories.
- Finally take a look at your undergarments. Any socks or pairs of underwear that have holes, or worn out elastic, toss them. Or for any socks that are missing its mate, throw them away. There’s nothing cute about mismatched socks once you’re an adult. Eliminating your old socks will also give you more room for new fun socks! The Yo Sox team suggests getting some awesome seasonal socks that will brighten up your wardrobe once the warmer weather rolls around.