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A wardrobe detox is always a great idea because before you know it your closet can become a mess. Creating order will help you see, appreciate and actually wear the clothes you have, so if it’s time for you to organize and clean your closet, the following tips will help:

Start with an initial clean-out so that you can actually see all of the clothes that you have. Take a quick look at each item so that you get an idea of all the pieces that have accumulated over the past few years and if you see clothes with stains or tears, you can immediately eliminate those pieces by putting them in a throwaway pile. This initial clean should not take up too much of your time because it’s meant to get rid of the clothing pieces you are certain you’ll never wear again.

Now that you can focus on the remaining pieces, you need to ask yourself; when was the last time I wore this? Look through your clothes and be honest about this because it will determine whether you should keep something or get rid of it. Generally, if you haven’t worn something in a year or longer, the chances are you will not miss it so go ahead and part with it. It’s easy to get carried away and hang on to certain pieces thinking you may wear them down the road but the reality is that if you haven’t reached for it in the past year, you’re not likely to wear it and it’s just taking up space in your closet.

If you’re having trouble letting go of certain pieces, ask yourself more questions like do I really love this piece? Does it make me feel good when I wear it? Does it bring me happiness? Do I love how it looks on my figure? These types of questions will help you make a better decision so that you don’t fall into the cycle of keeping everything but never wearing them. Don’t take price into consideration and keep only the clothes that you love because they genuinely bring you joy.

Personal style evolves over time, so you need to figure out if the clothes you’re keeping add to your sense of style. Some pieces may no longer complement or suit your change in style and it’s very natural to reinvent yourself and to experience growth in this regard, so keep this aspect in mind when sorting through your remaining clothes. 

Organizing and clearing out your closet will make room for other items you’re interested in and once you have space, Extoggery in Toronto is the clothing store you need to check out. There are hundreds of fashion clothing stores but none of them carry our beautiful selection of designer consignment items, so if you’re ready to add a couple of new things to your closet this year, visit our location!