Whether or not you want to do it, spring cleaning is a must if you want to remain sane. Just think about all the stuff you buy and hang on to over the years that you just keep accumulating as if you’re only two more shopping sprees away from being labeled a hoarder. No one likes a hoarder.

Spring, with all those flowers and greenery and shit, is the best time of year to re-evaluate your life and clean it up a bit. While I’m not here to tell you how to make your life better (seriously, I have to work on that for myself first), as an expert wardrobe cleaner, I’m here to help. When I say “expert” I don’t mean I have any sort of degree in it, but that I actually do a “spring cleaning” regime every other month, because I have a tendency to freak out and crave the need to organize and lighten the load that has made a home in my apartment.

In my eyes, cleaning your wardrobe, no matter what time of year you choose, is just a reason for a fashion show in your bedroom. Toss on a great record, uncork a bottle of wine and let the fun begin. It’s your fashion show and you’re the star. It doesn’t get much better than that. Here are seven tips to follow while waltzing around the room in that bridesmaid dress you only wore once.