If you’re anything like me, the idea of “Spring Cleaning” is a looooong drawn out process. It took me years to accumulate this stuff, so it makes sense that it’s going to take me a very long time to organize or get rid of it.
Still, your closet / storage is a goldmine waiting to be discovered. Set aside some time every few months and really just look. You’ll find that there are things that you can a) donate b) use again or c) sell (on Poshmark of course! If you don’t have a Poshmark account, you can sign up today! Use code HWUQL to earn $5 when you sign up!)
A few months back, Poshmark provided a really great checklist of cleaning out your closet:
It’s exactly what I do when I clean out my closet. I am a shopaholic, so it really has to be done every few months. Now that my body has changed post baby (including shoes…sad!), I am going through all of my things and slowly relisting them. It’s a great way to offset any costs from buying new things, and giving your items a new life in a new home. It’s also a great way to increase Poshmark sales and traffic through the 30mm!
Don’t let too much time pass by with each cleaning session. I had to quite for a while when my son came, and now my closets look like a hurricane went through them. I’m slowly going through my things, especially those items I bought pre-baby; many are really still new or slightly loved. While it’s a little sad to be parting with them, the feeling of accomplishment and decluttering is worth it! Bonus, my work is doing a donation drive with a local charity, so whatever I decide not to sell will be going to a good cause.
From time to time, I actually go through my friends’ closets for them, because it’s very hard to make a decision on your own of whether or not to keep something. As an outsider, I have no sentimental attachment to these items, so it’s easy to be more objective when you make the “keep, donate, toss or sell” decisions. Try this with your friends sometime. It can get pretty funny when you see the things that people keep :).