As we steadily approach warmer weather (after what feels like the longest winter in history…) we’re ready to tackle spring cleaning. If you also feel like your whole home (and self) needs a reset after hitting the one year mark since the world shut down due to COVID-19, I’m right there with you. To help you stay sane and potentially avoid regrets in the future, here are my tips and questions to ask yourself while tackling a closet cleanout during the time of COVID.
First thing to point out: Style rules have changed quite a bit during this time. You have probably looked at your closet through a very different lens in the last year, and this also makes the usual “does it spark joy” calculations less reliable.
For example, asking yourself “Has it been a year or more since I’ve worn this?” Chances are, you have a lot of clothing you love that has been mostly sitting for a year, and there are still clothes in your closet that no longer feel relevant to your life. There’s a possibility that you’ll need them again, but it’s tough, because you don’t know when.
For business casual or more formal pieces that are timeless, and still fit, I recommend keeping them, but maybe store them, so you’re not taking up space in your closet– and this doesn’t necessarily mean putting them in a standard plastic storage crate and banishing that to the basement until we’re “back to normal” again.
COVID wardrobe aside, I have an easy approach to deciding whether or not you should hold on to the clothes in your closet. Not sure where to start? Start at one end and work your way around. Ask yourself these questions with each piece, and decide if it stays, goes, or gets put in storage!
Psst… I have this available as a handy flow chart so you can keep this in front of you while you’re cleaning out your closet. You can download it here.
I help dress your soul, and allow you to step into your higher self. You’ve already done most of the work – our time to work together occurs as one of the final steps before your transformation. Does that sound a little scary? It’s ok, you’ll always feel supported through the entire process. My goal is for you to love everything in your closet, and to feel incredible every time you get dressed.