How to Clean Out Your Closet (...Like Fo' Real)

Hello my fashionsistas,

Welcome to another episode of Ask Marina!

This week’s question comes from Julia from Melbourne:

“Hi Marina, I’m one of those girls who doesn’t clean out her wardrobe. Although I have things I haven’t worn in years I just can’t seem to part with them. Do you ever clean out your wardrobe? You have so many beautiful clothes so I’m wondering what you do with them all”

Watch below to learn my tactic for cleaning out your closet

I hope you loved this video and found it helpful! If you have any tactics or hacks when it comes to the dreaded closet clean out, share them by leaving a comment below!

And remember, you don’t need to be a model to look like you’ve stepped off the runway – you just need a killer wardrobe and some lipstick!

Big love,
xox Marina

Can’t watch this video right now? Here’s what’s up…

Set the goal to clean out your closet every six months

Separate anything that you think you haven’t worn in 6 months or more (the first time you do this be prepared for a BIG clean out) this helps to avoid an overflowing wardrobe and also and helps you re-organize your wardrobe which will save you time, as you won’t have to go through mountains of clothes one by one every time you need an outfit.

Separate the old and the new

Take the clothes that you have separated, fold them neatly and put them in a storage box and hide them somewhere in your house... So technically you’re not getting rid of any clothes just yet. This step eliminates that feeling of “I haven’t worn it in months but I might wear it soon”.

Wait 6 months, and then repeat

If you have not opened the storage box since cleaning out your wardrobe 6 months ago, then it’s time to part with those clothes in the box! Remember now, you put clothes in the box that you hadn’t worn in 6 months and then waited another 6 months, so it’s been a WHOLE YEAR WOMAN! It’s time to let go! Donate the clothes to charity or share them around with your friends.

If you have been into the box (which I am sure you haven’t) keep the items that you’ve worn.... Then add more items to the box that you haven’t worn again and repeat the whole process.