Spring Cleaning Your Wardrobe For Warmer Weather

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Roll up your sleeves, ladies and gentlemen, and get ready to clean your closet!

Spring cleaning can feel a bit overwhelming, but you’ll feel like you’re on the top of the world once it’s all done!

None of us like this chore, but it’s inevitable and it’s a tedious task to do, because in most of the cases we simply don’t know where to start. No worries, read on and steal the ideas to survive getting your wardrobe ready for the warm season.

Start by setting aside an appropriate amount of time to go through your closet and start attacking different sections of your closet one at a time. There are several ways to start sorting out your clothing:

# You can start from the things that are hanging and then go down to the drawers section.

# Apply ribbon marker trick - If you’re not sure how often you wear certain items, use a ribbon marker to help show you. Tie a ribbon all the way to the left or right of your clothing on the closet rod and as you wear items, hang them back up after cleaning on the other side of the ribbon marker. Within a couple of months, you can see what you don’t wear because it hasn’t moved to the other side of the ribbon and then give away those items. 

# Start organizing clothes by type, such as grouping shirts, skirt and dresses together for easy access. This will give you a better idea of what type of pieces you have and will make getting dressed in the morning a much easier process. Again, be honest about the items you no longer like or need – if you’re pulling out items that feel out of style or maybe just no longer your style, get them out of your closet and make room for pieces you’ll actually wear.

# Separate winter and spring clothes and make sure to bring your spring pieces to the front of your closet. Spring season can be very volatile with often unstable weather conditions so keep a few warmer pieces aside just in case it gets cold. Put them in the back of your closet and keep your more versatile pieces up front, so you can still wear them in the new season.

# Footwear matters too - That means identifying your go-toss (i.e. the shoes and trainers you can’t live without), sprucing them up, and clearing out the old ones or the ones you are simply no longer interested in. 

As with all footwear, and especially with the pale-skinned beauties, care is key. So ensure your whites are white ahead of spring and summer. Also, don’t be lazy leaving your trainers dirty after use or running for days afterwards – clean them carefully. Wipe them, clean of surface debris and then ever so gently remove stains with one of the myriad of trainer cleaners now on the marker. Then use some fabric protector spray to finish it all off. 

When you clean your closet to make a clothing switch, just remember to apply this general rule of thumb: If you didn’t wear it this year, you won’t wear it the next. It’s time to get rid of it and make room for something new.

Donate what no longer serves you

Once most of the work has been done, you’ll be left with clothes you no longer want or need and you’ll want to get rid of them. There’s really no sense in keeping them in a box at home when other people can use or wear them.

Still, although we are dedicating this piece to wardrobe clean up, it is equally important to know what you like and why like it, as well as why some items will never be out of your closet. Take some time to evaluate what pieces you have kept and what is that you like the most about them. Learning what you really like and what separates from the crowd is a big part of a spring cleaning process. 

If you’ve figured out what you want more of in your wardrobe this season create a wishlist! Don’t just hit the mall and go on a shopping frenzy where you’re likely to buy pieces you don’t really need. Instead, determine what you truly want or need first. You can make a list and divide it into two columns:

#Your superstar pieces: the items you’d never consider getting rid of because you reach for them time and time again.

#Pieces you feel like you need: the pieces you think you should prioritize purchasing next.

Writing down your hero products can help you see how much you already have—if a leather jacket made it onto your list, you don’t need to consider buying another one the next time you see it’s on sale.

Tips from pros

We picked some tips from the best organizers in the fashion world, just to give you an extra idea on how to make this process more fun and less of a drag. Read on…

I would always recommend grouping ‘like with like.’ It enables people to find items quickly. All tank tops together, all capri pants together in one area. Some people like to group items by sleeve length—and there are a few in the spring and summer seasons. I’ve even seen people use color-coded hangers but I don’t recommend it—too time-consuming.— Stacey Agin Murray, professional organizer

Use clear shoe boxes for hair accessories and lightweight scarves you’ll use throughout the spring and summer. You can even use a clear bin for small tank tops, shorts, etc. Take a Polaroid or cut out a magazine photo and tape it so you know what’s in the box. Those are fun and it will make getting to things so easy. — Beth Levin

Host a clothing swap- get together a group of friends to bring clothes they are not using and certainly don’t want to discard—someone’s going to want it! Have a little cocktail party and everyone gets new clothes without spending money, so it’s a win-win situation.

Spring trends 2021

Once you make your closet all neat and clean and you make room for an extra item you may need this season, it’s important to be informed about the latest trends and locations to explore them. There’s no better place to head to from Canada shopping site where you can tour the pages and search for your favorite stores and brands all around the country!

For the most successful ones who have managed to get rid of all the items they no longer need, here are some trendy tips on what to get to to fill in those clean beautiful shelves in their wardrobes.

Yellow Bags Are a Hit!

This season yellow bags have taken over the runways and the streets. This trend is easy to replicate and it is timeless – choose a small clutch to spice up an outfit or find a mustard tote for your daily needs. There are so many shades to choose from that suit your taste and they look incredible when paired with other vibrant hues.

Head Scarfs

Inspired by the fashion of the 50s and the 60s, this sleek fashion trend is coming back in a big way. Headscarves protect your hair and add a finishing touch to your outfit without overdoing it. Choose from a silky design with floral motifs or intricate patterns, or keep it simple with bold colors and block letters. You can wrap the fabric under your chin in a loose knot, or have it hanging off the back of your head – mix things up by wrapping it around your neck or let it dangle from your bag.

Oversized Shoulderpad Boyfriend Jackets

Sweet 80s are back in the game! Create a long line silhouette with an 80s-inspired oversized boyfriend blazer. With the help of shoulder pads, this outerwear will make a wonderful visual illusion – it will elongate your legs. Pick from trendy Mango clothing and choose a pair of straight-leg trousers or leather shorts for an ultra-modern style that will complete the look. Colors that suit this trend are powder blue, charcoal and neutrals.

You can also shop Walmart Canada storage and find some cool items there for your spring inspired look. 

We hope we encouraged you to get up. Get ready. And stop postponing something that is waiting all of us. Make sure you follow the tips we gave you in this article – mix them, combine them and use them to save you time and nerves. Although most of us is into fashion and shopping, let’s be honest – none of us is into sorting out a bunch of clothes we no longer need or use. Still, every task can be fun – play your favorite music, make your favorite smoothy and let’s get down to work!

In case you end your spring cleaning with a mini shopping spree, don’t forget you can always get a discount with online flyers on shopping–canada.com.

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