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Quick Guide to a Winter Closet Clean Out

Who says you have to save your big closet clean out until Spring? The sun is officially setting later each day, so it’s the perfect time to take advantage of the burst of energy that comes with a bit of extra daylight! ✨

I have three easy steps you can follow to clean out your closet for this Winter season AND help you play your part in circular fashion* for years to come (*a sustainable approach to fashion where clothes are reused and recycled in endless amounts of ways, instead of throwing them away). ♻️

🔎 Figure out what’s already working

Imagine your closet as a place you can emerge from each day with a layer of armor that helps you take on the world  💪. I know that might seem impossible with a prom dress stuffed in the corner, or an old winter coat blocking the flared corduroy pants you just bought – but that’s all background noise for now! Time to take a deep breath and figure out what does work first. 

First, ask yourself how you want to look and feel this season, and set aside the basics and classics that’ll fulfill that vision 👁️‍🗨️. Now comes the fun part – what are some unique gems buried in your closet that will show the world your outfits are made for you and no one else? Set these aside too! (Need some help? Make a 2022 vision board).

The answers might come right away – but if they don’t, you can always keep mental notes over a week or two on the pieces you are drawn to/wear the most, and set those aside in your closet 💭

💚 Make your space sustainable

If anything is constant, it’s change, but creating a space where you can cycle through changes and evolve will help you stay grounded for the long run. To keep the closet clean out momentum going throughout the year (and the year after that 🤩), try setting aside an area for all things resell. This could be a section of your closet, a corner of a room, or even an attic space, where you go to decide what you want to donate, resell, and buy for yourself. You can set up some warm lighting, a full-length mirror to try out different looks (and model items to list on Curtsy! 📸), and a cozy chair or floor pillow to pack up your sales and browse for those hidden gems (bonus points if you call this your Curtsy Corner 😉).

💎 Thrift Your Dream Closet

At this point, you probably can’t wait to level up your winter wardrobe with key pieces – like the perfect pair of platform Converse to go with your distressed dad jeans. But after taking inventory of what works, note what’s desperately needed. Maybe you’re way more comfortable in oversized denim this year instead of bombers. 

Made it a goal to work out more? Why not treat yourself to Lululemon leggings in your favorite color? Or maybe you’ve picked up painting again and want a cute patterned bandana to keep your hair out of your eyes while you focus. Whichever items you end up thrifting, they’ll mean a lot to the person you’re working hard each day to become 🎇

By cleaning out the old and creating a closet space you want to keep going back to, you’ll turn sustainable fashion into a practice for life 🌍💙


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🖐🏽 Tips for Cleaning Out Your Closet

So we have all been there, standing in our closet – full of clothes – yet, we are thinking to ourselves… I have got NOTHING to wear! Whenever this happens I know it is time to sell some clothes on Curtsy to make some cash, and buy some new pieces that are fresh and exciting! I am going to give you five easy tips to help you decide when an item of clothing is ready to go!

It Doesn’t Fit

Our bodies are constantly changing and we often find ourselves holding on to pieces we “could fit again” in the future, but that is a sign to SELL! If you still love the item, and it is gently used, but you just don’t fit it anymore, it is time to let it go! Someone else will get a better use out of it! ♻️

Not Your Style Anymore

As I said before, trends are ALWAYS changing so if you don’t like an item anymore, there is no reason to hold on to it! We are constantly looking for something new to add to our wardrobe, and so the item that you found in the bottom drawer from your preppy phase in high school can be passed on to the Curtsy closet! 👡

You’ve Gotten Your Use Out of It

We purchase so many items because we need them for special occasions or we have outgrown it, but we hold on to it for a rainy day! If it’s served its purpose – it is time to LET IT GO and give it to the Curtsy Closet! ✌🏼

You Won’t Wear it Again

This tip goes hand in hand with the last one – if you know for a fact that you will never wear a certain trend, print or style ever again, there is absolutely no reason to still keep it in your drawers! You should sell it, get some cash for it and use that money to get an iced coffee, a new trend you love or something special you’ve been saving up for! 💖

It Doesn’t Bring You Joy

Like Marie Kondo said, “Does this spark joy?” If it does, keep it and if not – let it GO! We love to hold on and keep things just to have, but it is so nice when your collection is organized and you can sell what no longer serves a purpose in your wardrobe! So why not add it to your Curtsy closet for some $$$! 💸

💃🏽 Meet the author & shop her Curtsy closet!
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Nikki’s one of the content creators over on the Curtsy social channels! She has loved so many pieces that she’s bought from sellers on the app to help expand her girly + feminine, cottagecore style! Check out her Curtsy Closet to see when she adds some items to it next!

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