Spring Cleaning 101

Posted on May 06 2016

Spring Cleaning 101

Step 1 - Empty out your ENTIRE closet.

Step 2 - Separate into 4 piles

Pile 1 - “I love this, and I wear it often.”
Pile 2 - “I want to keep this, but I don’t really know why.”
Pile 3 - “I like this, but it doesn’t fit great and it isn’t really my style anymore.”
Pile 4 - “This has seen better days.”

Step 3 - Be ruthless about your pile's future.

Pile 1 - Hang and put away.

Pile 2 - Ask the following questions: Does it still fit? Have I worn it in the last year?
If I saw it in a store now, would I buy it? Is it still in good condition?

If the answer is yes, it goes in Pile 1.

If the answer is no, it goes in Pile 3.

Pile 3 - Box it up and put it in the back of your closet.

Pile 4 - Donate, or throw away depending on condition.

Step 4 - Revisit pile 3.

If in 30 days you do not wear something from the box, donate the box WITHOUT opening it.


Spring Cleaning: 5 Things to throw away

1. Old magazines, receipts, and unimportant documents
2. Expired medicines and vitamins
3. Old makeup
4. Broken or damaged jewelry
5. Expired sunscreens

Have any spring cleaning tip to share? Let us know in the comments!


  • Nicole: May 27, 2016

    This is such a good way to organize. I need to clean out my closet asap!

  • amanda lynne : May 19, 2016

    SO helpful, I just cleaned out my whole closet. Feels so good, time to buy more now!

  • nikki: May 17, 2016

    good tips! i love spring cleaning

  • kathy: May 17, 2016

    there’s nothing like a good closet purge to help get your wardrobe ready for the new season and these are great tips!

  • Megan: May 16, 2016

    I really need to do this, My closet has gotten out of control!

  • victoria: May 16, 2016

    love cleaning out my closet, thanks for the great tips!

  • Christine: May 11, 2016

    Great post!

  • Michaela: May 11, 2016

    need to clean out my closet and make room for new Ooh La La stuff!!

  • olivia: May 10, 2016

    desperately need these tips!

  • Lisa: May 09, 2016

    I love going through old things and throwing out/donating/recycling. You feel great after. The best tips I have are, go through one category at a time, often we have clothes, makeup, etc in different spots around the house. Try to take on one at a time, and get it all in one permanent home. Also, stop buying storage bins! It’s more ways to accumulate unnecessary items. And if you don’t love, toss it!

  • nancy: May 09, 2016

    Wow this is awesome cant wait to try it!

  • Jaimie: May 09, 2016

    Definitely have to do this…
    My closet is bursting!

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