Are there times when you think you should be decluttering your closet? There are clues that will tell you if you’re on the verge of becoming a hoarder. One clear sign is clothes or items that still have their price tags on. Tripping over things or not being able to find things are also signs that you have a lot of clutter.
Many people want to declutter their closets but can’t seem to do it. One of the main reasons is they don’t know how to do it. These decluttering closet tips can make the process go easier and more effective.
Start with Your Mind
You need to be in the right headspace to make headway in your decluttering. You must be ready and ruthless. You’ll have to make quick decisions on what needs to go and what can remain. You’ll be more effective and clear-minded if you’re fed and rested. Working while you’re hungry or tired is counterproductive. Most people don’t make good decisions in these situations.
Empty Your Wardrobe
It’s best to start with a clean slate. So take everything out, even the hangers and odd boxes. You can then tackle the pile you’ve made. Sort your clothes into three categories – keep, throw, and donate.
Take a good, hard look at each item. Keep only the clothes that you know you’ll wear. Do this even with the clothes you’ve bought and never worn. Throw away old and stained clothes. Donate the ones that are still serviceable. Look for an organization that accepts donated clothes before you start decluttering. It can give you an extra push.
Set Up Rules
There are no hard and fast rules for decluttering. It’s up to you to come up with the best method to get through this task. You can go all Marie Kondo and get rid of everything that doesn’t spark joy. You can give yourself 20 minutes to work non-stop and set your timer to remind you to take a break. Some suggest going through ten clothes at a time. Take out ten items then decide on their fate. Once that’s done, go back and take out ten more.
Make a Commitment
Keeping your home free from clutter is an ongoing process. Commit to decluttering every week. You don’t have to do an extensive overhaul of your closet. Even ten minutes of going through your closet to look for items to donate is enough. Cleaning and organizing your closet once a week also ensures you’ll have less mess to deal with.
Say No to Duplicates
I had a closet full of black clothes a decade ago. I had dozens of black shirts and pants. All my dresses were black or shades of grey. There’s nothing wrong with wearing only black. But it’s galling to have dozens of the same style of shirts and clothes. Get rid of duplicates to save space. You can keep a few favorites. It’s also OK to keep multiples of clothes you wear often, like uniform slacks or pencil skirts.
Remove Extra Storage
This sounds contrary to most tips. But having less storage space can make you declutter more often. You’ll have to be more discerning about what you’ll buy since you have to figure out where you’ll store it. It will also make house cleaning go faster since there are fewer items to worry about.
Enjoy a Clean and Clutter-Free Home
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