2017 Spring Cleaning Plan

Hello Loves,

Time is flying by and the dreaded thought of Spring cleaning is stepping on my heels. This year, I decided to get a head start on the out with the old and have a go at clearing out my closet.

Standing in my overflowing walk-in, I realized I’m a hoarder… gross! My closet houses some truly weird shit… such as my PJ’s from when I was about 12, they don’t fit anymore (obviously) and have a hole in the butt area, but they remind me of Christmas day and opening gifts from Santa and they also have a really cute floral print all over them.

I hoard items that I won’t ever wear again, but there will be some stupid story of this one time when I wore it and something happened. Like the sweater I wore when I first tried In N Out Burger… stupid, I know.

So this year, I devised a plan to figure out what to keep and what to donate.

  1. If I haven’t worn it in the past year, chuck it
  2. If it makes my husband laugh it’s probably not a keeper
  3. If I can’t share it on the blog, I don’t think it’s suitable for the public
  4. If it doesn’t fit now, it never will
  5. If it’s on the worst trends list, it’s ugly

This plan worked, I was able to clear a huge amount of my closet… 6 bags worth to be exact! Although, I miss the things that were once there, I am made happier again by the prospect of shopping and filling that newly created space. Ughhh, I think I have a problem!

@filipajackson

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31 Comments

  1. January 26, 2017 / 1:14 pm

    Such great information and pointers!!! I love this one. Plus, you look amazing! I’ll definitely need to get a pair of those shoes you are rocking girl.

  2. January 27, 2017 / 12:09 am

    I have been having such a hard time getting rid of stuff in my closet. I’ll definitely try out your advice!

    -Didier
    http://www.didieryhc.com

  3. January 27, 2017 / 8:41 am

    Amen to that. I’ve always thought that the purpose of fashion trends is to refresh your wardrobe periodically… it’s not just a conspiracy to make us buy new clothes.

  4. Amy Arnold
    January 27, 2017 / 2:29 pm

    Those are great clean out rules. I try to go through my closet pretty regularly. Loving this cool look! Those shoes are too good.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  5. January 28, 2017 / 6:09 pm

    Lol! I love your cut throat approach to Spring cleaning for your wardrobe. I really need to be a lot better at this as I have so many pieces just hanging and collecting dust. My wardrobe is actually bursting at the seems!

    xoxo Rina
    http://www.andshedressed.com

  6. January 29, 2017 / 1:33 am

    Yes! How good does it feel to do a Spring clean and free up some space? I have a strange love of decluttering and getting rid of things I really don’t need. haha, not sure what that is all about!
    xx Jenelle
    http://www.inspiringwit.com

    • filipajackson
      January 29, 2017 / 3:42 pm

      It definitely feels good, until that thing that I threw out comes back in fashion lool

      Filipa xxx
      PlayingWithApparel.com | Instagram

  7. January 29, 2017 / 3:44 am

    Love your outfit!
    xx
    Naznin

  8. January 29, 2017 / 10:56 pm

    I’m exactly the same- I always keep stuff because of emotional reasons. Good on you for having such a clear out! I’m loving this look hun, especially the shoes

    Rachel xx

    http://www.thedailyluxe.net

  9. January 31, 2017 / 2:01 pm

    I need those shoes! and I super agree with your list. I actually need more clothes. Moving around from one country to another leaves me with just a few clothes as I have to constantly toss them. But deifnetly on point with everything you said.

    xxxxx
    http://www.thenewgirl.me

  10. February 1, 2017 / 9:21 am

    I’ve just finished my wardrobe detox too and I love thinking about how to fill the new found space!
    I love your guidelines – I follow most of them, although I have a sneaky extra one (they go into storage boxes or bags for three months in case I change my mind, but if I haven’t missed them in that time then they go!)
    Love your outfit too – those mules are just gorgeous!
    Julia x
    http://www.thevelvetrunway.com

  11. February 1, 2017 / 9:41 pm

    I love your mules! It gives a really vintage vibe! I always buy a pair whenever I walk by a thift store but never do so cus I am scared! Now that I see how you style it, I may buy a pair now!

    xx Margaret
    http://www.maleemaleehong.com

  12. February 8, 2017 / 9:48 am

    Stunning outfit! Love a good clean out too – makes space for more beautiful buys…
    Kumari
    xx

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