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It's about that time ...

Sunday, April 18, 2010

It's the time of year I always hate... organizing my closet for new weather. It's time to say "buh-bye" to your turtle necks, chunky sweaters, winter jackets and wool hats. Time to break out the short shorts, tanks, sun dresses and flip flops. I need an entire weekend for this transition. I turn on my ipod, pack up everything and store it in my hall closet. I take out the new Spring/Summer clothes and organize them into the main closet.

Here are a few tips!

1. Don't try this in one day. I hate seeing a mess especially in my apartment so seeing clothes all over urks me, but I also will get too overwhelmed if I try to do this all in one day. Pace yourself. Do some on Saturday and more on Sunday.

2. Take the opportunity to really evaluate your clothes. Ask yourself ... "will i really wear this shirt next winter?" if the answer is no, then set it aside. Make a pile that can you can donate to a shelter or good will store. I have stuff with tags on it that i've seen every year, I have to start telling myself at a certain point "you are never going to wear this dress, get rid of it."

3. Check out The Container Store. They are having a Spring organization sale right now.
My favorite item are the shoe boxes at $1.49 a piece these boxes help organize your shoes perfectly. Each shoe gets its own box. This is perfect for me because I'm always throwing shoes in my closet and losing them in a mountain of other shoes.

4. Make sure you keep your closet smelling wonderful by using products like Damp Rid
or try the Bubble Bee Scentportable's by Bath and Body Works. Spread high-quality scents into all the spaces of your life, without a plug, battery or flame. The built-in clip base allows SCENTPORTABLE to hang, sit or rest on virtually any surface. You can sit this on top of a closet shelf and it will leave your closet smelling like heaven.

5. Figure out while cleaning if you are missing any "must have" items for this Spring/Summer. If you seem to have enough pairs of jean shorts, don't bother buying anymore this year - you are most likely good to go. Focus on buying something else that can add on to your wardrobe, something different. Some must have items this Spring/Summer are: Jumpers/Playsuits, check out these cute ones by ASOS.com. The one I am wearing in the photo below is also from ASOS.

Also in this Spring/Summer are patterned and Printed Pants and Dresses. Have you checked out H&M's Garden Collection? It's fantastic. I especially love a few of the dresses.



New Favorite Songs To Clean To
(click song title to listen)

1. "Winner" Jamie Foxx Feat. Justin Timberake & T.I
2. "Sponsor" Teairra Marie Feat. Solider boy
3. "OMG" Usher Feat Will.I.AM
4. "Hold Yuh"Gyptian
5. "Un-thinkable" Alicia Keys
6. "Here I Am" Monica
7. "Love King" The Dream
8. "Imma Be" Black Eyed Peas
9. "Nothin On You" B.O.B featuring Bruno Mars
10. "All I Want Is You" Miguel feat. J Cole



Did you know cleaning is also a great way to burn calories? I burned about 815 cleaning my closest yesterday.
29 comments on "It's about that time ..."
  1. Great Post!

    I got the red Dress from the Garden Collection!

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  2. Very informative post! And you reminded me to refresh the music on my ipod :)

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  3. I just cleaned my closet about 2 weeks ago, dropped all the heavy coats and tall uggs off at my parents house to make more room in my apartment :) I hate the process of cleaning my closet but love the fresh new feel after!

    great post!

    xox
    Bikinis & Passports

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  4. ohh, Gyptian: Hold Yuh is the TUNE!!!!! LOL, thats all, hehe

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  5. cleaning now sounds like a good idea :p

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  6. omg I am never going to clean again! I cant afford to loose ANY weight im am too skinny allready! lol

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  7. I was just listening to "Nothin' On You" while I was cleaning up all my clothes, lol. Good tips- I need to do this soon & make a big shopping list. xx

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  8. Awesome post. I clean out my wardrobe fairly often cos I seem to buy alot of cheap shit but I think this year I will save and buy more expensive, long wearing clothes! x

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  9. I wish my closet were messier so I could burn 815 calories!

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  10. Love this post!! You've inspired me to spring clean. ♥

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  11. wow i didn't know you could burn calories cleaning :D,X

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  12. Great post, I actually love reorganising my wardrobe!

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  13. i think i have to organize my closet,too and i love the red dress of the h&m garden collection:)

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  14. Haha good tips! I enjoy organizing my wardrobe though! haha
    Adele,

    moltacuriosa.blogspot.com

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  15. obviously my clothing game is subpar, as I don't have to do seasonal rotations of my clothing at all. I suppose that's a good thing considering there's only 1 closet in my apt. but still, its obvious i have some shopping to do ;)

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  16. I so wish we had an H&M in Tulsa. Ughhh.

    Cheyne.

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  17. Yeah, I definately need to have some playsuits for summer, because suprisingly I have only few of them, and they are for dressing up not for everyday..:(And you are right-asos.com have so cute playsuits.
    I'm really enjoying to read your blog,it's interesting.
    Will follow:)

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  18. hi! thanks for following y baby blog! *.* i already am a follower of yours, too. i have already seen some of your videos and taken some of your ideas, especially these about the closet organization, that is always fun :)

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  19. such a great way to breakdown this project. I never heard of those scents before, now i have to google...

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  20. Some great tips, when Summer comes around I forget where I have stored some of clothes, some of it is dug up at the end of summer, I just forget these clothes even exist!

    And thanks for leading me to listen to the Miguel ft J Cole tune, going on the playlist!

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  21. What a perfect post for this time of year! Which reminds me..... ugh, I need to do exactly this :) ha

    http://lindsaylovesitall.blogspot.com/

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  22. What a lovely jumper and playlist of songs! (I'm kind of obsessing over Usher's OMG at the moment). Thanks for the lovely comment you left on my blog!!

    <3
    Take a Walk on a Rae of Sunshine:
    http://alittle-rae-ofsunshine.blogspot.com/
    http://alittle-rae-ofsunshine.blogspot.com/

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  23. Awesome tips! =D I love cleaning to some good beats too. You look great in that jumper!

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  24. I haven't been here in a bit. I have to tackle my pile of clothes & my closet too. I might get Khendra to do it. I get anxiety just looking at it.

    You have to change your blogroll since it says MsSultryviden instead of vixen & that link doesn' work. Change it to http://makeupbykim-porter.com/blog

    Thanks

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