If your closet is full of clothes you don’t wear or need, it’s time to clean it up. Here are quick and easy ways to declutter your closet.
How to Declutter Your Closet
Regardless of who you are, you’ve encountered a closet that is filled with clutter.
The answer to that is simply to make room. You’re making room for new clothes or to give your current clothes room so they aren’t jammed against each other.
The best way to declutter your closet is to be intentional about it and set aside time to go through everything. Depending on the size of your closet and how much clothes you have, it can take a few hours to declutter your entire closet.
It’s also helpful to start by taking everything out of the closet and setting it in a pile. This will make it easy to go through and decide what to keep.
Next, we’ll figure out what questions you should ask yourself when deciding on what to keep and what to toss.
8 Questions for Decluttering
- Do I love it?
- Does it bring me joy?
- Am I excited to wear this?
- Does it still fit?
- Are there any stains or tears?
- Is it comfortable?
- Is this my style?
- Have I worn this within the past year?
How to Get Rid of Clothes
Once you’ve asked yourself the questions above and declutter your closet, you’ll find yourself with a bunch of clothes that you don’t need lying around.
If you have any clothes that still have the tag on them or are in like-new condition, try to return or sell the item. Many stores are very understanding and as long as you still have the receipt or can provide the card you used to purchase the item, there is a chance you can get your money back.
If your clothes are still in good condition, then donate them. Donating your clothes will also make you feel better about getting rid of your clothes because it will go to a good home.
If your clothing is ripped or stained, just toss it in the trash. If you don’t want to wear it for those reasons, nobody else would.
How to Maintain a Decluttered Closet
After you declutter your closet, you take a sigh of relief and it feels great. A few weeks or months down the road and you may find yourself feeling overwhelmed.
Why? Because you bought some more clothes and it’s cluttered again.
To maintain a decluttered closet, use the same techniques to declutter your closet as you did before.
It may be a good idea to take a look at your clothes every few months and ask yourself the questions above.
Doing so, you’re constantly content with what you have. You’ll know that everything you have is great and will bring you joy.
Decluttering your closet doesn’t have to be an intimidating task. By dedicating time to clean out your closet and maintain it consistently, you’ll rarely need to do a deep clean. Therefore, you’ll have clothes that look good and make you feel amazing when you wear it.
Additional Resource for Organization
Want to learn more about organizing your closet? Here are the best practices to help you organize your closet.
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