Considering my closet downsized majorly since moving to California, I have to be extremely smart about what items I keep, toss, & how I store them. It is crucial to deep dive into your closet at least once a year & take the time to get rid of the old & make room for the new, especially as the seasons & weather change. I’ve teamed up with Savers to share with you a few of my favorite tips on closet cleaning, as well as introduce their new Wilmington location to all of you Bostonians.
- Clean out that closet! My roomie shared this tip with me & it’s been a game changer. Once a year, turn all of your hangers backwards. After you wear an item, turn the hanger forward. That way, you can easily see which items you wear & which items you don’t, making it easier to choose which ones to keep & which ones to toss.
- Stay organized! I went to Ikea & spent an ungodly amount of money on boxes & bins. Since my room is so small, I try avoid clutter by storing items neatly. For shoes, I keep a bin under my bed but keep the shoes I wear the most (for work & play) in clear bins in my closet for easy access. I also store the clothes I rarely reach for like heavy sweaters or thick tights, under my bed & out of sight. When I’m ready to make room for new items, I always sort through the bins under my bed first, since those are the items I rarely wear.
- Donate! Not only do I feel better as a person donating my clothes & accessories to the Epilepsy Foundation of New England at Savers, but it’s great to give back. Chances are, what’s my trash is someone else’s treasure.. especially as a fashion blogger, sigh.
Savers is a global thrift retailer that sells just about everything & the best part? They partner with more than 120 global nonprofit organizations, paying them for donated goods. A new store opened this month in Wilmington, MA & they have partnered with Epilepsy Foundation of New England which means when you donate, you are turning your used goods into a sustainable source of funding for EFNE. If & when you’re ready to give your closet a makeover, drop off your used goods at the Community Donation Center, located at 235 Main Street in Wilmington & hop into Saver’s for some shopping!