How to Spring Clean Your Wardrobe

If you're already feeling just over it when it comes to winter, good news: Spring is just around the corner!

With spring flowers, though comes spring cleaning. Not as exciting, we know, but a bit of cleanup can do all of us some good—perhaps most of all when it comes to clearing out the extra clutter from our closets! So, with that said, it's time to spring clean your wardrobe, and this is how to do it:

1. Get Your Marie Kondo On

If you know, you know. Basically, the first thing you need to do when spring cleaning your closet is to go through your clothing and decide what "sparks joy" for you and what you continue to keep even though you can't remember the last time you even wore it. It's easy to get attached to some items, and that's okay, but if something about it doesn't fit quite right or you just always end up choosing something else instead, it may time to let those items go.

Shutterstock: Marie Kondo tyding up method concept - before and after kids clothes drawer, copy space

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2. Find a Consignment or Clothing Resale Store

Spring cleaning your closet isn't just good for saving some space in your wardrobe—it can also be good for your wallet! There are tons of local consignment shops in most cities that are willing to pay you cash for your lightly worn clothing, shoes and accessories (Plato's Closet is a popular one if you have one in your city). Plus, you might just end up finding some new pieces you truly love while you're there.

Shutterstock: Children's clothing Consignment shop

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3. When Buying Clothes, Stick to the Basics and the Bolds

Spring cleaning your closet is all about trimming the fat and leaving the go-to items that really make an outfit work. So while that may start with getting rid of old items that just don't suit your style anymore, it doesn't mean you can't replace some of those items with new ones that really do upgrade your overall look. However, an important factor in this is that what you do decide to buy should be something that really elevates your style or becomes a new wardrobe staple for you. That means basic items like a good pair of jeans or a black top that fits you incredibly, but it could also mean an occasional bold item that's so you that you simply can't pass it up. This could be a new sundress in a bright spring color, perfectly cropped jacket in your favorite color or any other item that just seems like it has your name all over it.

Shutterstock: Blue jeans, white knitted sweater, small black cross body bag and leather ankle boots on grey background. Overhead view of woman's casual day outfits. Trendy hipster look. Flat lay.

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Now that you've read the basics on how to spring clean your wardrobe, it's time to get started! And for a little extra motivation on actually getting rid of some of those old items, check out our list of trends that should've already been left behind in 2021 by clicking HERE.