Is your closet full of clothes that you no longer wear? Is it so full that you can't find what you need and everything gets wrinkled? Well, those are signs that you need to declutter your closet. And now might be a great time to do that.
We will give six tips that will help you to declutter your closet, and make room for clothes, shoes and accessories that you wear regularly.
1. Set aside time
If cleaning and organizing are not your favourite activities to do in your free time. It’s only natural that you would want to end the process as quick as possible. But if you want to do a good job and prevent having to do it again in a month, you’ll need to set aside time.
Probably to spend an entire day decluttering your closet is too much, so you can break it into section and schedule a time to do it separately.
Either you clean it all in one day or break it into sections, make sure you are prepared for a long process and also that you have the ability to be extremely thorough.
2. Video call a friend to help you make the hard decisions
Decluttering your closet alone might be a difficult task. Do a video call with your best friend and let her help you decide what to keep and what to give. It is easier when you have someone saying that that dress doesn’t look that good on you anymore.
3. Aks the key closet decluttering questions
You must ask yourself the following questions about every item in your closet:
- When was the last time I wore this?
- Do I love it?
- Does it fit?
- Does it itch or scratch?
- Does it project the image I want to project?
This is a crucial part of the decluttering process, and you must be honest with yourself. The closet space is limited, so don’t waste it with something you know you probably won’t wear.
4. Decide what you are going to do with the clothes you are not keeping
It is an easier task to declutter your closet when you already know where you’ll be donating your clothes. This way, once you are done with the process of decluttering, you can quickly give them to a deserving recipient.
5. Do a seasonal sweep through your closet
If you want to simplify this process, don’t just do it once a year. Do a sweep through your closet every season or every month even, if you have a small closet. This way, the process will be faster and simpler.
6. Keep a donation bin close to your closet
The last tip we have for you is to keep a bin, a bag or a basket near your closet so you can put clothes for donation. This allows you to declutter your closet and give items you no longer want whenever you find one.
These tips you help you not only to declutter your closet but also how to learn to live with less.