Spring Closet Cleaning/ Swap Prep Day 1 of 5

Although I’m a little late getting started with my spring cleaning I figured this would be a good time to get things going.

#1 I just shopped till I could drop this past weekend at Tossed and Found

#2 I will headed to Frugal Fashionista’s Clothing Swap on Sunday

#3 On April 1st I begin 30 outfits in 30 days.  (separate blog post)

it’s looking like I need to make room in my closets quickly. First things first. Assess what I have and where is the best place for it to go.


The goal will be to organize my closets by Saturday night and prepare for this weekends clothing swap. Wish me luck

Closet #1 – Before


This closet will be used for suits only

Closet #2 – Before


This closet will be used for blouses, tops and sweaters on top

Closet #3 (actually not a closet)

this is a clothing rack I keep in my second bedroom because my closets are so small. this rack will hold my pants and dresses

My recommendations for the perfect Swapping bags


Suitcases are ideal mainly because they are on wheels and expand


A carry on bag that you would use on a trip is a great swap bag


Make sure you take a large bag with straps. This was a bag from a bedding set I bought. Perfect for swapping.

8 thoughts on “Spring Closet Cleaning/ Swap Prep Day 1 of 5

  1. Hi Jen,
    I met you at your class last Sunday. I had signed up for this clothing swap weeks ago. Never been to a clothing swap before, so I am not sure what to expect. Thanks for the tips!

    • Hey Kanisha, I’m so glad you made it to class on sunday. Looking forward to seeing you at the swap. I will post recommendations everyday this week to get folks prepared. Hope you find these tips helpful. -Jen

    • Oh Wow! Your right 31 days! Yikes! Ok I’m committed to get through this. By the way National Sewing month is in September. Everyday o the month I will wear something I made:)

  2. Jen,

    You have SO many clothes! My wardrobe is not even a fourth of what you have pictured here! But great tips, I believe I will bring a duffle or rolling bag to the swap on Sunday. Shopping can be *sew* exciting when you do it in a frugal way 😉

    • Yes a duffle and rolling bag would be great. I’m thinking of investing in one of those collapsing two wheeled carts that people use for groceries. I will look for one on Friday while I’m out. Seems like Costco should have them

    • Courtney it looks like a lot but it’s mostly work clothes. Noun have one closet with suits, one closet with blouses and jackets. And my rack now has slacks, skirts and dresses. It’s very hard to let go. But I’m trying to only hold on to the essential things. This 30 for 30 challenge is going to prove a lot to me.

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