Cleaning Out Your Closet for Winter

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Winter is nearly here, now is the perfect opportunity to make room for all of those sweaters and winter jackets in your closet. We know you have limited space in dorm closets. Even if you’re putting to use some organizers for your clothes you should be doing a seasonal purge! Closet cleaning can be a bummer, but it’s something that will give you a fresh start.  Less clothing items equals more hangers to put more clothing items on, and so the cycle continues. Even you can look forward to closet cleaning every season, if you put yourself in the right frame of mind.

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1. Recycling is Key

Everyone has that one shirt that’s lurking in the darkest corner of the closet, just begging to be worn. Maybe, just this once, you can give it another shot.  Surely you can find something to wear it with–give it a try.

2. Forget Sentimentality

Oftentimes, sentimentality is a valued character trait.  However, when cleaning out your closet (or anything else of that nature), you need to put aside the sentimental value of most items.  You may have been wearing that dress when you went on that amazing vacation, but if you never wear it anymore, why should you keep it?  The people who accompanied you on said vacation will understand.

3. Keep the Basics

It’s better financially to keep the basics like tees, jackets, simple sweaters, or a good pair of jeans, because they can be paired with almost anything.  If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it (or buy another one).

4. Organize to Organize

You don’t have to painstakingly color-code every item of clothing you own–but a bit of organization goes a long way.  You can experiment with organizing your clothing items by sleeve length, bulkiness, outerwear, and even occasion.

5. Donate

Why tarnish clothes that are in good shape, when they could be worn by other people? Donating sounds difficult, but in reality, it’s simple as can be.  Others will be extremely grateful for your donation, and having that knowledge is an even better feeling than having a clean closet.

–Tori A. from Prep For A Day