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April 18 2024

Maximize Your Wellness: The Benefits of Spring Cleaning Your Closet

As the seasons transition and the gentle warmth of spring begins to permeate the air, it’s natural to feel a sense of renewal and rejuvenation. Alongside the blooming flowers and the return of pastel colours, many of us feel inspired to embark on a ritual as timeless as the changing of the seasons itself – spring cleaning.

Sprucing up our homes, and notably our wardrobes, might not sound thrilling at first, but it is surprisingly rewarding. Clearing out clutter doesn't just tidy up our space; it can also does wonders for our stress levels and well-being. After all, a tidy space equals a tidy mind.

If, like us, you need some motivation to start your spring cleaning this weekend, we've found some key health benefits of organising your closet to set you up for a positive week ahead.

The Wellness Benefits of Spring Cleaning Your Closet

Reduces Stress:

Clutter has a remarkable ability to accumulate out of nowhere, particularly in our wardrobes. Drawers stuffed to the brim, shoes piled to the heavens, bags stuffed onto shelves – it’s stressful to think about.

If your wardrobe is suffering from overspill, it could be contributing to feelings of stress and overwhelm. Research has shown that living in a cluttered or messy environment can elevate cortisol levels, the primary stress hormone, leading to heightened feelings of tension and anxiety (no thank you!). 

With April marking Stress Awareness month, there is no time like the present to tackle your spring clean. By decluttering and creating a more organised wardrobe space, you reduce those visual triggers of stress to create a sense of calm within your closet. While spring is a great opportunity to dust off the sartorial cobwebs, rotating and decluttering your wardrobe every season can help you figure out what items you reach for, those you don’t, and gaps that need to be filled within your collection.

Mood Boosting:

An unorganised wardrobe can make the ritual of dressing an uninspiring and, overstimulating experience. It's harder to enjoy pulling a look together when you can't see the wood for the trees, or rather, the jumpers for the jeans. If this rings true for you and you find yourself reaching for the nearest pieces you can find, rather than the outfits you love, then it's time to clear that floor space and get ready for a wardrobe reset.

But what are the mood-boosting benefits? Fashion has transformative power when it comes to how we look and feel. If you're wearing an outfit that you feel great in, you're likely to feel more confident and have a more positive outlook on your day.

Creating a space, whether it's just a closet or a full dressing room, that allows you to see the pieces you own and pull together outfits that reflect your personal style or how you want to feel, is a serious mood booster. Not only that, the actual physicality involved in a spring clean works like any other form of exercise, increasing those feel-good endorphins in the body that we all need to feel our best. 

Promotes Mindfulness:

Spring cleaning, whether it's your wardrobe or your entire home, offers an opportunity for mindfulness. We all live hectic lives, and it’s all too easy to succumb to the relentless demands of our time, and yes, that includes the guilty TikTok scroll.

Spring cleaning your wardrobe presents a unique opportunity to slow down and practice stilling your mind – becoming fully present in the moment. As you sift through your clothing, carefully considering each item and its significance, you cultivate a sense of awareness and intentionality. Mindful decluttering not only helps alleviate stress but also enhances your ability to make conscious choices in all aspects of life. Resetting any space in your home can be a cathartic experience, as you create an environment of order and calm that leaves you with a sense of accomplishment.

Encourages Healthy Habits:

We love the art of getting dressed, so nothing feels better than starting the morning with a view of an organised closet. Knowing that you have curated your wardrobe to include all the items you love to wear, neatly organised, helps to make your morning flow so much easier.

This may sound frivolous, but by streamlining your wardrobe, you make deciding on an outfit easier for yourself, reducing decision fatigue (we've all felt it) and creating more time for a blissful morning routine. Whether that be enjoying your morning coffee in the spring sunshine, taking yourself for a walk, journaling, or practicing meditation to set you off on a positive tone for the day ahead.

You'll feel so good from spring cleaning your closet, you will want to replicate the tidiness in all aspects of your life!

 

What do I do with my unwanted items?

While we all set out to be ruthless in our decluttering, when it comes down to it, it can be difficult to part with our things, especially when they were expensive to purchase or in good condition – even if we haven’t worn them in 3 years…

Reselling sites are the perfect way to part with your unwanted pieces, especially if you're looking to sell designer items. Using a premium reseller is a great way make a little investment from your wardrobe, whilst doing your bit to help reduce the waste associated with the fashion industry.

At Luxe Collective, we’re all about giving your preloved items a second chance at love and giving our customers both flexibility and the opportunity to maximise their earnings in the process.

Our selling process offers a seamless solution for selling your unwanted luxury bags and accessories. It's easy and hassle-free so you can easily do this while you're refreshing your wardrobe. We've included simple steps to help you list or sell your item  to Luxe Collective.

How It Works:

Step 1: Submit Your Items

Begin your selling journey by creating a Luxe Collective account. Easily submit photos and details of your luxury bags, accessories and footwear within the submission forms, ready for our Buying Team to evaluate.

Step 2: Receive a Quote

After you submit your items, our Luxury Buying Specialists will thoroughly evaluate their condition and market value. You will then receive competitive quotes for our Instant Buyout or Listing (consignment) services. Our goal is to provide competitive prices for all luxury items submitted.

Step 3: Get Paid

Upon accepting your items, you can sit back and relax as we handle the logistics of the selling process. From authentication to cleaning, to photography, and listing we ensure a seamless and hassle-free experience from start to finish.

If you accept an Instant Buy offer, you will receive payment into the bank account associated with your Luxe Collective login within 24 hours. If you opted to maximise your earnings with accepting the Listing offer, you will receive payment 18 days after your preloved piece has found a new home. No matter what offer you choose to accept, you will reap the rewards of your spring-cleaning efforts.

 

So as spring breathes new life into our collections, let us embrace the opportunity to shake off those bags, shoes, and accessories that are no longer serving us. Not only can we make room for new seasonal favourites, but we can also go into the season feeling lighter and brighter both mentally and physically. So, this weekend, pull on those marigolds, channel your inner Marie Kondo and get ready to refresh, reset, and re-love your wardrobe.