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Spring Cleaning and Organizing Series – Tackling that wardrobe!


Let me start by apologizing to you all for staying away from my blog for 9 days.  I was busy with Vishu celebrations and then could not put myself together for an article or video.

Vishu :)

There is so much chaotic mess in my house and thanks to my toddler it is never as clean as I would like it to be but, hey no complaints as I love being his mom.

The next few days I will be discussing my spring cleaning and organizing routine.

Hope you get some inspiration. Let us get started.

I am not a hoarder but I do have an emotional issue with throwing stuff away. But, I gave myself an ultimatum and the result just stunned me.

I gave away tons of mine and Shaurya’s old clothes and may I say there is humongous amount of free space in our wardrobe and drawers.

Let me break down the process  that helped me.

  1. Emptied the entire side of wardrobe onto my bed
  2. Kept two empty bags on the floor
  3. One bag was for give away clothes and the other for those clothes that I was going to keep
  4. I picked up each clothing item and analyzed if I wore it in the past 12 months or not
  5. Whatever I did not wear in the past 12 months went into the giveaway bag
  6. Excuses forming in my mind like “I will wear it one day ” was ignored
  7. Simple reality is if an item is not in fashion anymore I am certainly not going to wear it. Also, if something does not fit me right it makes sense to give it away (everyone knows I am not going back to my skinny self)  than keeping it locked up and stuffing the closet or drawer with non wearable clothes.

This is what happened when my toddler felt I was playing without him and thought to join in. Mess Mess and more Mess. GOD!!


Let me say my newly arranged wardrobe area is Shaurya’s new play area.

oh ho

Having tackled the casual clothing side of my wardrobe I felt so much more active and productive. It is so true that when there is physical mess around you it affects your mind as well.

Tomorrow is my make up organizing and I am so thrilled to share the same with you all.

I have not read KonMari method yet so will not be able to do an organizing series in alignment with that. However, I did apply her principle of keeping only those stuffs that makes me happy and also when all the unused stuff is given away look at it as it has served you its purpose and now somebody else will benefit from it. Now, I know how many tops and jeans I have and where they are placed. Easy to locate, use and put away. Win-win you see (giggles).

Did you all start with spring cleaning yet?



  1. I have done some cleaning and organizing a few days back! I did the same, it was so hard to giveaway the things I love, I did it with a heavy heart 😉 But I was happy someone can benefit from it rather than me who have totally neglected them. I have to organize my makeup too! That will the toughest!

    • Soumya Midhun Soumya Midhun

      Totally agree with you Husna! Would love to know how it goes 🙂

  2. I really need to do this. Have kept my favourites in the hope I will lose some weight and use them 😀 silly ME!!! Great post Soumya am looking forward to your series…

    • Soumya Midhun Soumya Midhun

      So glad you found the post inspiring Sonali 🙂

    • Soumya Midhun Soumya Midhun

      Good luck with that Anu 🙂

  3. wardrobe cleaning is really important. I also used to be really sentimental about my clothes but now I have changed my habit and I clean my wardrobe every season. It is such a relief 😀 And you look so beautiful Soumya. I want to see the full pic of saree 😀 Shaurya looks like enjoying the newly emptied space. hehe.

    • Soumya Midhun Soumya Midhun

      Thank you Megha 🙂 I could not click a blog worth full length pic 🙁 and yes my tiny thinks my tidied up wardrobe is his play house now haha!

  4. Sunitha Adarsh Sunitha Adarsh

    I am also kind of doing a spring cleaning now but have to reach on a conclusion on how to set up my make up products anyway enjoyed reading ur post and not to mention u look fab in saree…. pretty pretty

    • Soumya Midhun Soumya Midhun

      Thank you Sunitha 🙂

  5. Need to do my spring closet cleaning now! Such a great idea 🙂

    • Soumya Midhun Soumya Midhun

      So happy I could motivate you 🙂

  6. Some really helpful tips ! I am cleanliness freak and going to use as many tips as possible. I agree giving away my clothes is always so difficult, I always have this feeling that one day I am going to wear them. 😛

    • Soumya Midhun Soumya Midhun

      Same here Alisha and that day never arrives 😛

  7. I am really bad at organising..I remember how my mum used to ask me every weekend to clean up the mess…Great post 🙂

    • Soumya Midhun Soumya Midhun

      Same here :p

  8. You look so beautiful 😘 Me and my mom also (heavy-heartily) declutter our wardrobes from time to time. I refuse to throw away those clothes which don’t fit me anymore just in case, I magically get leaner in the future 😜

    • Soumya Midhun Soumya Midhun

      Thanks Dipti. “magically get leaner in the future” cracked me up gurl 😀

    • Soumya Midhun Soumya Midhun

      Thank you very much Neha 🙂

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