Declutter Closet…. Yep, I hear everyone saying… I need that too! My daughter’s bedroom closet was a disaster! Too many clothes and not enough space. She had things shoved everywhere, including the closet floor, and it just wasn’t functioning well anymore. Can you relate? This is a great way to take a good look at everything and really decide what to keep and what to get rid of. We worked together to clean and organize and create a clutter-free closet. She loves how it turned out.
This is the before picture – she already has a fairly small closet to begin with. There were too many clothes, shoes, bags, hats, etc. You name it, it was shoved in there.
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Step 1 – Take it all out!
The first step is to take everything out of the closet.
Step 2 – Go through everything in the closet
This next step is probably the most challenging part. We all have our favorite things and can form an emotional attachment to different items for sentimental reasons. It can be hard work to sort through all our belongings and let go of items, but so worth it in the long run. This calls for ruthless decluttering. We went through everything. We took out what didn’t fit and what didn’t belong in there. Then we went through all the clothes, shoes, hats, etc. She wanted to keep everything, so I had her sort every item of clothing, which is the hardest part. We made 2 piles by asking a simple question – “like it” or “love it”. The “love it” became the keep pile and we ended up with a reasonable amount of clothes and such. These were the only things she could keep, the other items went into a donation box.
Step 3 – Clean the Closet
We vacuumed the entire closet, used the brush attachment to vacuum shelves, baseboards, and edges. Then we wiped down the shelves, hanging pole, etc with a damp rag.
Step 4 – Organize
We hung the remaining clothes in an order that worked for her. On one side, there is 1 hanging rack so we put the longer clothes on that rack.
We put baskets on her shelves. These baskets were organized into different categories:
- Regular leggings folded in 1/2 and rolled up
- Thick/warm leggings folded in 1/2 and rolled up
- Bags & purses
We pulled out all of her shoes and placed them on a shoe organizer that hung on the back of the closet doors. This was a good choice because it freed up storage space for her laundry basket. We placed that on the long clothing side of the closet.
The other side of the closet has 2 hanging racks in it. We put shirts on top, and pants on the bottom. Now she can see more of her clothes, and get to everything without the mountain falling on her.
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Other decluttering tips:>
- Have trash bags or garbage bags handy to put unwanted things in so they can be donated to a charity shop, donation center, or donation bin, and some places give you donation bags.
- New items and new clothes can be donated to a consignment shop
- Make sure if it’s someone else to have them there with you to go through their own clothes to help with the process to learn about decluttering clothes,
- If you haven’t worn it in the past year you most likely won’t wear that again, the only exception to this outfit is for a special occasion like evening dresses
- Sure signs that it’s time to go through the clothes clutter is when it’s spilling out onto the floor and doesn’t have a home because everything is so full.
- Once you go through things you’ll have fewer clothes, you can make better decisions moving forward, and you can make a shopping list of anything you’ll need to get.
- If I buy a new article of clothing I make the decision that I have to get rid of one item so that I continue to have less clothing and an organized closet
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