With the days and weeks moving faster than ever, now’s the time to get a jump on a seasonal closet clear out. It’s really the best way to make the most of what you’ve got from spring and summer seasons past. No need to dread: here’s four easy steps you can do anytime in the next month.

Step One: Leaving all your winter things as is, divide all of your seasonal (spring + summer) and season-less (everyday tanks, tees, jeans) clothes, shoes, bags and accessories into three piles: 1. wearable pieces, which go back in the closet; 2. good items in need of some TLC (dry-cleaning, a new button, a bag with broken zipper, etc.); and 3. the ugly things that are no longer flattering which can be swapped with girlfriends, given to charity or sold on Craigs List or to a consignment shop.

Side note: this month is the best time to sell your gently worn spring and summer pieces and make some cash to replenish your closet.

Step Two: Only put the wearable items back, this time storing your spring and summer wardrobe separately from your current winter pieces. It makes it much easier to see what you have as of now – and where you can possibly fill in. You should have two piles left.


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