Spring Cleaning: Organize Your Closet Now!

Tackling household clutter can be a daunting job. Start with just your wardrobe! Why clothes?  For one, everything’s already in one place, so you won’t disrupt your entire house.

Make three piles. Start by organizing your whole closet into three piles: currently using, won’t wear again, and resale potential. If you haven’t worn something in over a year, it belongs in the won’t wear again pile. When you’re done, this pile can be donated or thrown out.

Resale potential. Even lightly used items from notable brands command some resale power. Designer brands like Frye, Tory Burch, Kate Spade, Coach, Patagonia, Anthropologie, Nike, Adidas, J Crew, and Dr. Martens all have consistent resale value. That said, unless it’s a truly rare and vintage item, we’re just trying to recoup something. Used items at full price won’t sell! Use platforms like eBay, Poshmark, or ThreadUP to reach more potential buyers.

What about sentimental value? Some clothes just mean something, even if they don’t fit or you don’t use them anymore. Get creative with old clothes! Use old t-shirts to make a quilt or use old shirts for a pillowcase. Try searching the internet for ‘creative reuse clothes’ to see what else you can find! For everything else, drop it off at the local donation center (or the dumpster).

Once you’ve finished organizing your closet, make note of the changes you start seeing in your spending patterns. Try to be more intentional with your clothing purchases. Sometimes, it’s worth spending money on the high-quality item – you’ll probably get more use from it!

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