Com­ing clean

Make room for spring fash­ion with th­ese closet or­ga­ni­za­tion tips from eDrop-Off founder Corri McFadden

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CAT­E­GO­RIZE Clean by cat­e­gory: tops, bot­toms, dresses, shoes and ac­ces­sories. Work on one type at a time. Once you have gone through all the cat­e­gories, sur­vey the over­all lot. Do you have 10 black blouses but only one col­ored? Va­ri­ety is key, so jot down some items and col­ors that you can bring into your closet. Make a quick Pin­ter­est board of looks and items you could ro­tate into your wardrobe to in­spire you — you’ll be sur­prised at what a colorful silk scarf or shiny new neck­lace can do when putting on your re­peated black but­ton-down.

BAG AND CON­SIGN The best time to closet clean is at the be­gin­ning of the sea­son. Here is what sells in spring:

Boots: An an­kle bootie will sell year-round. Just be­cause you aren’t stomp­ing in the snow, doesn’t mean a bootie can’t be paired with a sun­dress. Also, many women love to wear a boot at night.

Coats: Lighter weight coats will still sell. Buy­ers on the West Coast think less by sea­son (any­thing that dips below 50 is con­sid­ered chilly!) This ap­plies more to waist-level coats, so store your floor­length wools and furs to sell at the be­gin­ning of next win­ter.

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JUST TRY IT ON Take a photo of your­self in the out­fit and view it on a larger com­puter screen (not your tiny iPhone). If you’re still in doubt, text it to your most bru­tally hon­est friend, or file it and view the next day. If it’s not In­sta­gram-wor­thy, you know the an­swer: Get rid of it!

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