Spring Clean Your Closet
Staring at a closet full of clothes yet finding nothing to wear? If this happens to you often, perhaps a little spring closet cleaning is in order. But where do you start? Our tips can help you keep your sanity while editing down your closet for spring.
Closet cleaning can feel overwhelming. If going through your entire wardrobe in one day seems like too big a task, break it up into smaller jobs – for example, do sweaters one day, shoes the next.
It’s also a good idea to organize everything into categories – keep, donate/sell and toss. If there are items that are damaged, decide if it’s worth it to get them repaired and try to sell or donate them. If not, those items should be thrown out.
Pieces that are in good condition, particularly high-end or designer items, can be sold online (there are numerous sites that let people shop each other’s closets). Consignment is another option, where the consignment store will sell the item for you and take a commission from the sale. If you choose to donate, consider organizations like Dress for Success, Goodwill and The Salvation Army.
Deciding what to keep can be tough, particularly if it’s an item you like but haven’t worn in a while. If you haven’t worn something in a year, you’re probably never going to. Never-worn items with price tags on them should also be carefully considered. How likely are you to ever wear it? Be honest with yourself. If your answer is “not very,” it should go. If you’re having trouble, enlist a friend to give you an honest opinion of how a particular piece looks on you.
But what about those items you love, like skinny jeans or a favorite suit that you haven’t worn in a while because they no longer fit? Thanks to stubborn fat that doesn’t seem to budge no matter how much you exercise, you miss wearing those clothes. Before you toss them, there is another option. SculpSure is the world’s first light-based body contouring system designed to reduce stubborn fat that seems resistant to diet and exercise.
SculpSure’s innovative technology destroys fat cells by raising the temperature of body fat in problem areas such as the abdomen and love handles. It can help you achieve a slimmer appearance in just 25 minutes without surgery or downtime. Unlike suction-based methods, there is no bruising or damage to the surrounding skin with SculpSure. Results are typically seen in six to 12 weeks, with up to a 24 percent reduction in stubborn fat1.
Spring is a great time for cleaning, and may also be an opportunity to assess your physical condition. Regardless of the option you choose, make sure you get the information you need to make the best choice for you.
1. Average reduction in fat volume following single treatment as measured by MRI; Single treatment with an average reduction in fat volume as measured by MRI; Clinical and Histological Evaluations of a 1060nm Laser Device for Non-Invasive Fat Reduction, John W. Decorato, M.D., FACS. Rafael Sierra, Ph.D., Bo Chen, Ph.D., Westford, MA, 2014.