This post is sponsored. However, all opinions are my own!
Hey guys! I know spring is typically the time of year when most people clear out their closets and get organized, but let's face it--your closet can turn into a hot mess at any point in the year. And sometimes you just can't wait until to spring to feel like an organized adult again. So I've partnered with Savers to share some closet clean-out tips, and talk about how you can guarantee your unwanted, donation-ready clothing makes a huge impact this fall. Ok! Here we go. Time to show you a really embarrassing photo of just HOW BAD my closet is right now. Don't judge!
So bad, I know. I keep trying to re-organize it, but there's just so much STUFF, that it ends up messy again after a couple of days. And when that happens, I know the only solution is to purge. So in an effort to help motivate myself, here are a few of my fave closet clean-out pointers:
- Change into something comfy. I don't know about you, but I always break a sweat cleaning out my closet--so throw on a sweatshirt and leggings and call it your cardio for the week! Oh, and play some dance music while you're at it.
- Pull out everything you haven't worn in a year. And why stop there? Pull out everything you have worn once or twice in the past year, but maybe didn't feel that great or confident or comfortable wearing. Life is too short to wear stuff you don't love, right?!
- Get cutthroat. Going over all the stuff you've pulled out, decide what goes for good. And don't listen to that little voice in your head that's like, "Oh, I HAVE to hold on to that skirt. Sure, it might be a little too big for me, and I have to add a safety pin just to keep it up, and then pair it with a really specific shirt that hides the safety pin without it looking weird...but what if I need it?!" You don't, I promise. Let it go.
- Donate! This is my favorite part of the process. After you've decided what goes, it's super gratifying to fold up all your unwanted stuff (freshly laundered, of course!), put it into the biggest bag you own and donate it for a good cause.
And once you're at the donate stage, I've got great news for those of you in New York: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Connecticut have partnered with Savers to open 13 new Donation Drop Spots all over the greater Yonkers area, making it easier and more convenient to donate your used stuff. And best of all, Savers will pay Big Brothers Big Sisters when community members donate their goods to Big Brothers Big Sisters at the Donation Drop Spots, whether the items make it to the sales floor or not. Basically, EVERY single item of clothing you donate via a Drop Spot will help support BBBS, which is huge. Here's where you can find 'em, and how to spot 'em:
The new Donation Drop Spots are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and located at:
On a more serious note: Obviously, as we get closer Thanksgiving and the holidays, the idea of helping others and giving back comes into focus, and donating old clothing is a simple way to do something positive and help support some great community organizations. So don't wait until spring to clear out your closet--do it now, get thee to a Donation Drop Spot ASAP, and don't forget to spread the word! xo