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When Your Spring Cleaning Goes Awry… 5 steps to get back on track and finish strong

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Spring cleaning your closet is a fantastic refresh. But it also has the potential to go awry.  So if you’re in the middle of (or procrastinating on) giving your wardrobe a good airing out, keep these steps in mind to get yourself back on track after a hiccup. Step 1: Name where you are in […]

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Money: 9 Things Your Clothing Budget Should Cover (in addition to new clothes)

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Building a wardrobe you love means more than just buying new clothes. It also means taking care of the clothes you want to keep around. But the items you need to take care of your clothes can be easy to forget when you’re setting up your clothing budget. If nothing else, your clothing budget should cover […]

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But does it spark joy? 2 Ways to Declutter When You Don’t Know What Sparks Joy

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Cleaning out our closets is something that seems like it “should” be easy. And while it might not be rocket science, it’s certainly easier said than done. There are tons of criteria you can use for deciding what pieces of clothing you keep and what you don’t keep. An incredibly popular criteria is, of course, the […]

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Purchasing hope. Why do we buy clothes?

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In the New York Times I was reading The Dress Promised Me Something the Doctors Couldn’t. The subtitle is what caught my eye: “My obsessive online shopping wasn’t really about the clothes.” Basically the essay is one woman’s journey of health uncertainty and searching for a diagnosis. And intertwined is the rise of her accompanying shopping […]

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Closet Clean Out: 5 Types of Cleaning Out Your Closet

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Quick before we dive in: how many types of cleaning out your closet can you think of?  Here are the 5 types I’ve seen:  1. Organizing but Not Cleaning Out Your Closet This is most obviously recognized by lots of organizing, folding and reorganizing (and maybe some unpacking shopping bags). But it doesn’t require a […]

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