Tips For Decluttering Your Wardrobe

When starting the process of going through your closet and decluttering, it’s often hard to know how to begin. Should you try on every piece of clothing you own? Or should you just throw away items you haven’t worn for a year? There are a few helpful questions you can ask yourself and steps you can take to make the process easier.

Pull Out All of Your Items and Do a Quick Sort Through

First, you will want to pull all the clothes you own out of dressers, wardrobes, and closets. This will help give you an idea of how many clothing items you have and give you a chance to clean the areas where you store clothing and accessories. With all your items out, you can quickly sort everything and determine what you want to keep and what to get rid of.

Try On Any Items You Aren’t Sure About

While this may seem like a lengthy process if you have a lot of clothing, trying on any items you’re on the fence about keeping is worth your while. Trying on clothes can give you a new perspective and may make your decision to keep or get rid of something easier. When trying on your “maybe” items, there are four questions you can ask yourself. These questions are:

  • Does the item fit?
  • Have I worn it in the last 12 months?
  • Will I repair it (for items that are damaged or need alteration)?
  • Do I feel confident in it?

Asking yourself these questions as you’re trying each item on will help give you a better idea of what you’ll realistically wear and what is better to part with.

Once you’ve made the decision about which items to save and which ones to donate, consider making changes to your organizational style. Displaying all your clothes appealingly will ensure that things aren’t forgotten and that you will wear the items you keep. Working with a storage service can help you create an efficient layout and optimize your space.

Give Yourself a Deadline for Repairs and Alterations

Storing items in your closet that you plan to repair or get altered at some point is another source of closet clutter. Give yourself a deadline for these items, and if the alterations or repairs aren’t completed within the time limit, the item likely isn’t that important to you, and you may want to consider donating it.

Give Your Items Away to Someone That Needs Them

A wonderful way to change your mindset during the decluttering process is to consider how your clothes can be used and appreciated by someone else. Any business clothes can be donated to an appropriate organization, such as Dress for Success. Items can also be sent to Goodwill or women’s shelters, where you know the people receiving them will put them to good use.

Use a Home Organizational Service

Decluttering your wardrobe can be a long and exhausting process, and it can be tough to know where to start. Utilizing a closet cleaning or home storage service can save you this headache.

Closet Innovations, LLC provides a variety of options for your design and organizational needs. Whether you want something classic and aesthetically pleasing or functional and versatile, our storage service has the solution. Contact us at 239-850-2481 to schedule your free consultation.


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