Spruce Up Your Closet For Spring!

The snow is melting, the birds are singing, and you can finally leave the house without 5 layers of clothing on. It’s official; spring has sprung! We’ve talked about closet clean-outs before, and spring is made for cleaning….. hence the term “Spring Cleaning.” But don’t get overwhelmed by your closet chaos. Getting your closet spring ready can be broken down into three easy steps.

Step 1 – Throw out the “unredeemables.”

tiny sweater

Fall is hard on clothes. Leggings get holes, t-shirts get shrunken from too much time in the dryer, socks lose their mates (where do they go???) and randoms holes and rips appear in your favorite layering pieces. We’re not sure what causes it. Perhaps all the friction from the layering? Tiny fall-loving fairies chewing on your clothes? Who can say? But start spring with a fresh slate. Throw out the stuff that can’t be repaired, or would be cheaper/easier to just replace. Make room for some new pieces!

Step 2 – To the left, to the left (or to the back, to the back – depending on your closet layout!)

winter clothes

Take your fall/winter clothes (big sweaters, warm pants, heavy scarves, etc) and move them to the back of the closet, or the side you use least. If you don’t have much closet space, pack them away in storage bins to free up space for your spring/summer wardrobe to take center stage. Waking up everyday and trying to pick your outfit from out-of-season stuff can really add to that “I have NOTHING to wear” feeling. Put this season’s clothes front and center, and you’ll instantly feel like you have more options!

Step 3 – Presentation is key

Photo Source: Boxwood Clippings

Photo Source: Boxwood Clippings

Spring/summer is full of strapless jumpsuits, sleeveless tops, camis, sundresses, and lots of other types of light and fun clothing. But those crazy straps and shapes are not the best at staying on your regular plastic or wire hangers. Give your closet an instant boost of style and function by replacing your hangers with matching velvet hangers. Not only will they give your closet a facelift (so much matching!!) but they will keep any garment in place and in shape. You can find them at local stores, or buy in bulk on Amazon!

What do you do to get your closet spring ready?

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Cathy Benavides

Cathy is a native Austinite, and writes a plus size style blog called Austin Slave to Fashion. She is a blogger and the social media manager here at Fling Fashions and hoards lip gloss, owls, and fine point Sharpie markers.

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