I feel like nearly every other day I find myself rummaging through my closet, cleaning and clearing things out for at least 30 minutes if not more. Anyone else? The habit, which I happen to find quite therapeutic, has developed for a number of reasons. First, I’m spending more time at home than ever. Plus, I recently moved into a new apartment, which has fueled an even stronger desire in me to organize and purge as much as humanly possible before fully settling in.
Next, spring has just arrived, which sparks the age-old tradition of spring-cleaning. As a New Yorker, I can start putting my winter coats, boots, and accessories back into storage. If you’re in the same boat, then you know what an indescribable joy that is.
Last, for reasons that need little explanation, it’s a better time than ever to donate clothing (or anything, really). In short, closet-cleaning is a triple whammy right now that makes me feel good and leaves my wardrobe less cluttered.
Knowing I can’t be the only one doing this, I reached out to my fellow editors and asked them to share what specific categories of items they found themselves purging from their closets this week. We put all of our responses together in one handy graphic to guide your own clean-out. To read more about each person’s experience, just keep scrolling.
And since this is Who What Wear, you’ll also come across a handful of shopping picks just in case you’re currently inclined to do some online shopping, too.