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Clean out your closets for cash

How-To's and Tips | 10/23/20
Organized Closet

Carve out a few hours from a weekend to give your entire closet a deep cleaning. Did you know that most of us wear 20% of our clothing 80% of the time? Maximize your space and whip your closet into shape with these tips!

Stick to the basics.
Dump everything onto your bed and go through each item of clothing carefully. Make piles of items to sell, throw away, keep, and items you might wear soon. Be sure to consider every article of clothing carefully before dumping; you may be able to repurpose a forgotten accessory to spruce up another outfit.[NQ1]

Turn your castoffs into cash.
You can easily turn the items you’re ready to part ways with into cash via online consignment sites like ThreadUp, PoshMark, or even eBay. Make sure to take good pics before posting. Then, let your old wardrobe help pay for your next shopping excursion.

Hang your clothes with purpose!
When you’re finished sorting, hang your keepers back up by order of convenience. Organize your closet by the clothes you wear most often within easy reach.

Turn a new leaf – take out the guess work.
Consider buying “minimalistic” clothing. These are shirts, socks, or pants that are all a similar color but all coordinate to make individual outfits. No last-minute push to find something that matches your favorite shoes! Your wallet and sanity will thank you.

With your closet perfectly organized, picking out what to wear each morning is a cinch. As a bonus, you’ll have a head-start on your winter shopping because you’ll know exactly what you have and what you still need.

Happy cleaning!

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