Do you hate putting away laundry as much as I do? Do you ever find yourself folding a bunch of laundries, placing your clothes on hangers, only to find yourself stuffing your clothes into a closet because there’s no room? Well, I feel you and I hear you.
Welcome to 5 easy steps to declutter your closet! Today, I’m going to share with you 5 easy steps to declutter your closet! Trust me when I say, we’re all guilty of it; hoarding a bunch of clothes you haven’t worn in a long time in the desperate hope that you’ll be able to wear it again someday. Maybe it will come back into style. Maybe it will fit better later? Maybe there’s a way to style it so that it looks better. We’ve all been there.
But here’s my theory: when you have a clean and organized closet, the rest of your house AND life will be too! I believe in a ripple effect that comes with cleaning; when one part of your life is cleaner and easier to deal with, you’ll feel lighter and better overall. And once you declutter one space, you’ll feel motivated to declutter the others! OR maybe laundry is just my mortal enemy and I needed to figure out how to reclaim my freedom.
In any case, remember this: a clean space equals a clear mind. This will allow us to put our energy and focus on other important things in our life. I can’t tell you what a good feeling it is to declutter my closet. I feel lighter, more productive, and my clothes get donated to those who need them more. Without further ado, let’s start organizing and removing clutter TODAY, starting with your closet!
In today’s post, I’m going to show you 5 simple steps to decluttering your closet.
Go through your closet and start taking things out. Ask yourself, do you like this particular item? Have you worn it in the past 6 months? Does it fit well? Does it have any stains or holes? Try it on and ask yourself, will you wear this again?
If you don’t immediately love it then it’s time to toss it out. Don’t overthink or over-analyze. Just throw it in a pile and let it go.
Now that you have a giant pile of clothes, it’s time to sort it into 3 piles: donate, sell, or re-purpose!
Pro Tip: Look to your local Salvation Army or Goodwill for donation pick-up or drop-offs. You can sell your old clothing anywhere from Poshmark, ThredUp, Facebook marketplace, to local vintage or consignment shops. The actual fee that you will take home from these will vary from place to place. Lastly, possibly my favorite option, is to repurpose your clothing at participating retailers! Did you know that popular retailers like H&M, Eileen Fisher, The North Face, Levi’s, Patagonia, and Madewell accept unwanted secondhand clothing along with a discount of their clothing items? Talk about killing two birds with one stone!
Step back and assess. Can your closet space be even more efficient? Consider buying a few tools to organize your closet and maximize efficiency!
Here are some of my favorites:
- Non-slip velvet hangers
- Storage bins
- Door hangers
- Jewelry hangers
Now that you have a fresh clean closet, it’s time to organize your clothes! My go-to is to organize clothes based on color first and then into different categories: long sleeves, short sleeves, jackets, pants, sweatshirts, etc.
Dust your closet space from top to bottom and then vacuum!
This project only took me 2 hours! If you set a quarterly clean-up, you won’t have to overhaul your closet ever again. I do this every quarter to keep my closet light and accessible. Having a decluttered and clean closet feels so good! Just imagine waking up in the morning to get dressed, and you start your day with a clean and well organized closet!
Make this cleaning your priority this Spring and clean your closet! Trust me you won’t regret it. Happy organizing everyone! Thanks for reading!