“Clutter is the physical manifestation of unmade decisions fueled by procrastination.”
We all love to have a home free of clutter, filled with stuff we really love, filled with useable stuff, filled with stuff we need. Still, our homes are filled with things we don’t really care about – but still own. Full of things we bought because they were in sale or because we could need them.. sometime later. So many things cluttering the space in which we live & by that cluttering our minds to think free & be creative.
I thought it would be nice to start a little Series in which I go to one part of your home every month during this year & show you how to declutter efficiently! For this first part I decided to go with the closet.
6 Steps to Declutter your Closet:
1. Take out all of your clothes
Just do it, take them all out, the ones from your closet or from boxes and bags, the ones in the laundry. Don’t leave one piece unsupervised. Look at this big pile of clothes in front of you, isn’t it shocking how much you own when you look at everything at ones? When we only take out what we need that day.. it seems as if we have only a few things but this is a false picture of the reality.
2. Sort them into categories
Do this very detailed. Not just Tops and Trousers. Make is something like this: underwear, socks, jeans, other trousers, dresses, skirts, leggings, long-sleeved, short-sleeved, etc. Count them, just to get an overview & write down how much of each category you own. This may be shocking one again.
Now look at every single one of them in particular. Look if they are somehow broken, got some wholes or if the fabric is really bad. Now think about how often you have worn it in the last few months. Now put it on, wear it, walk around, look at yourself. How does it feel on your skin? How does it look? Do you love wearing it? And most important: do you really need it? The ones with a good condition, you’ve worn often and you like/need – put them on one pile. The other ones on another. Do this with every category.
The first pile are obviously the things you are going to keep. Put them back into your closet, give them a certain place and make it really tidy so you are able to decide in a good way what you are wearing every day.
Now onto the other pile, once again go through them. Is there something you still want to keep? If yes put it back into your closet. The rest – sort it out.
5. Sell, Donate, Give Away
Wishing you a lot of fun and ambition for the decluttering of your closet!
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