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How to Properly Clean Out Your Closet

If you love clothes, you know the struggle of having too many of them. It’s so easy to get carried away when shopping for clothes. But at the end of the day, your closet will be bursting with clothes — and sadly, you won’t be able to wear all of them.

If it’s been a while since you cleaned out your closet, it’s probably time for you to revisit your wardrobe. We all share an understanding of how hard it is to let go of your beloved clothes—no matter how unused they are. But do you really need that dress from 10 years ago that you say you are still going to lose weight to fit into? More than likely not, unless it holds some incredible sentimental value, like your wedding dress. So, why hold onto things that clutter your life—and closet?

Despite seeming like a daunting task, with these easy tips your closet will be decluttered in no time.

Block Out Time For It

You need to be thorough if this is an extreme closet clean out. To be able to do that, you need time. Before anything, block off at least half a day for this task. This way, you won’t have to rush through decision-making or organizing.

Bring Them All Out

By bringing all your clothes out, you’ll be confronted with just how much you own. Taking them out will take time, but we promise you’ll feel less inclined to keep your clothes this way. If you remove them from their hangers and drawers, you won’t be tempted to keep clothes just because it’s the option that takes less effort. On the bright side, returning your clothes will be less of a burden if you decide to discard a lot of them.

Separate By Season

When doing a closet clean out, you have to consider the changing of the seasons. Each season needs different kinds of clothes. While some will have overlapping needs, the summer and winter will have wildly different clothing attires. When this is the case, it is best to keep the seasonal clothes together. Whether you keep them grouped together in your closet or have them stored away, it will be easier to see what you have to wear while reflecting on the season. From there, you can decide what to keep or discard.

Question Your Clothes

When deciding on what to keep or discard, you must consider these questions: Is it comfortable? Will you wear it often? Will you miss it if you give it away? Does it spark joy? Does it fit your style? Does it fit your lifestyle? Does it fit? These are just some of the questions you should ask yourself when debating whether you should keep items of your clothes. Tweak the questions to suit your priorities and then use them in your decision-making. If the piece of clothing doesn’t say yes to your questions, then that’s a sure sign that you need to toss it.

Sort Into Piles

As you go through each item in your closet, sort them into three piles: Keep, Donate, and Toss. The clothes you’re going to keep, the clothes you’re going to donate or give away, and the clothes you can use as rags. You can even add more piles depending on your needs. If you know how to alter your clothes, you can have a pile for sewing, and if you plan to sell online, you can dedicate a pile for that.

A closet clean out will have you sifting through your clothes, questioning if they suit your needs, and then placing them into different piles. It may be a daunting task but with these great tips, you’ll get it done in no time.

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