Have you wondered how to declutter clothes without it being such a chore? Here are some easy and simple steps to help you accomplish your goals.
How To Declutter Clothes
1. be in the right mindset
How do you be ruthless when decluttering clothes?
It’s important to be in the right mindset to get yourself started. You want to be ready to go things, motivated to make a change, and ready to get rid of things. If you aren’t in the right mindset, chances are you’ll get frustrated, and you’ll be too nostalgic to get rid of anything.
2. Set the Pace Right For You
Determine how much time you want to dedicate to your decluttering and be realistic. Do you want to clean out 1 drawer a day, 1 a week, or do you want to attack your whole dresser in a day? Decide what you can realistically do so that you don’t get overwhelmed.
3. gut the space
Whether you’re going through a drawer or your closet you’ll want to remove everything from the space so that you can start with a clean and empty space.
4. Go through the clothes
Go through the clothes from that space. Decide which things you want to keep, which you want to donate, which things need to be tossed, and what you might be able to use in a different way.
How do you organize and declutter clothes?
For my kids struggled with “keep or get rid of”, so I asked them “like it or love it” to each item. Once we went through everything we looked at how many items were in the love it pile which was often just right and we then were able to donate the like it pile.
How do you get rid of clothes hoarding?
Sometimes you can use items in another way. If you are nostalgic about an item but not planning on wearing it here are some things you can consider doing with the clothes
- turn clothes into a blanket
- turn clothes into a rug
- turn clothes into decorative pillows
If the clothes aren’t good enough quality to be donated, consider using them as reusable cleaning cloths, dryer sheets, etc.
One big thing to consider when you’re decluttering clothes is how many of each item do you need. There are 7 days in a week, so you’ll definitely need 7-10 of each clothing item, but do you need more than that?
5. clean the space
Before putting clothes back, clean the space. You can vacuum it out and or wipe it down.
6. Purchase clothing organizers
To help keep your clothes decluttered, invest in some organizers.
My undergarment drawer has always been the hardest for me to keep decluttering. I used the Lifewit Drawer Underwear Organizer to whip this space into shape. It came in a 4 pack and I was able to organize my undergarments and socks.
If you have drawers that are hard to fit larger organizers in you might like using smaller containers that you can design and shape your space.
With this Lifewit 25 PCS drawer organizer set I was able to customize this smaller drawer at the top of my dresser to organize a few odds and ends, socks, belts, etc.
7. Utilzed your space
Try swapping out your seasonal clothes to utilize your space.
My mom always had us swap our winter sweaters and our summer clothes to utilize our space better. We would swap them back and forth with a container that was placed on the top shelf of our closet space. Here I’m using Lifewit Large Capacity Clothes Storage Bag that comes in a 3 pack to hold my sweaters for the summer months and I’ll swap them out for the winter.
If you like some of the organizing items I used you can check them out at the Lifewit store.
8. Dispurse and donate
Place the clothing you’re donating in bags or boxes and set up either a pick-up service or drop them off at a thrift store or charity. Take the items you’ll be repurposing into things like cleaning rags and dryer cloths and place them with your cleaning supplies.
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