Creative Ways for Spring Cleaning

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It is officially that time of the year… Spring Cleaning Time!! I’m sure you are all starting to run out of space in those small dorm rooms or apartment closets, I know I am! That is why I dedicated my entire day to spring cleaning. This is an all day event Fashionistas, so be prepared to cancel your plans. There are many different ways to go about this difficult task. I suggest doing it the “creative” way because it makes it more fun.

First, take everything out of your closet and separate it by category. That doesn’t necessarily mean t-shirts, pants, dresses, accessories. You can sort them by color, event, date of purchase, whatever you want! Just make sure you organize everything before you get started or else you will find yourself buried under piles of clothes.

This is when you get creative! Perhaps you love the pattern of a blouse, just not the cut. Or a tear along the hem of your skirt has kept you from wearing it. Try repurposing these items into new, inspired creations. Learn how to take your old jeans and turn them into pillow cases! Take an old belt and make it the strap to a new purse. Don’t be afraid to cut an old dress and turn it into a new shirt. Reuse and Recycle old clothing so you don’t have to go shopping and spend money.

Don’t forget Keep, Donate or Repurpose: When trying to decide if an item should be kept, remember the two-year rule. If you haven’t worn an item in this long, chances are you won’t any time soon. Consider donating it instead. Seldom is a piece of apparel so damaged or outdated that it should simply be thrown away. Help out people in need by taking your items to a local donation center.

If you still don’t have enough room in that closet for all your spring clothes, I suggest putting your winter clothes in a vacuum bag. I don’t think you’ll be needing those bulky sweaters anymore! This isn’t that “creative,” but you can be creative by finding places to hide the bags. 

 


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About Courtney Cox

I am currently a senior studying Retail Management at Purdue University. Fashion has always been my main interest. My past experience in the fashion industry both domestic and abroad has given me the opportunity to stay updated in the lastest trends.

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