Your closet is one area that can become the catch all for much more than clothes. Instead of continuing to pack everything in your closet, let’s look at some practical ways to declutter your closet – and fast!
You may be like most people who find it much easier to store all season’s clothes together, followed by every shoe and accessory you own, only to run out of valuable space.
Let’s declutter your closet and free up the valuable space you need!
5 Steps to Declutter Your Closet Fast
Although the idea is to not spend a lot of time decluttering your closet, it’s also important to be efficient.
That’s why we’re sharing our best tips for making sure you make the most of your closet cleaning and get the most effective outcome.
1. Let go of the extra clothes.
Chances are you may still have that one shirt you just had to have a few years ago. Sure, you wore it to a few dinners and maybe to work, but now it’s just hanging in your closet collecting dust.
These are the clothes that you can part ways with and instantly clear up some space. It’s time to get Kon Mari style and pull out every single piece of clothing in your closet (or keep them hanging) and ask yourself if you’re truly going to wear it again.
If the answer is no, pull it off the hanger and start a “get rid of it” pile.
2. Remove items that are not for your closet.
In other words, get rid of things that don’t have anything to do with your day-to-day purposes. Decide what you want your closet to be used for and stick with it.
To keep the best clutter-free closet space, it’s best to keep it narrowed down to personal items such clothes, shoes, and accessories. If you begin to add other things, then it will only be a matter of time before it becomes over run with unnecessary stuff.
3. Do a monthly sweep to declutter your closet
The idea is to keep items you’ve decided to keep to a minimum. Set a goal that will help you keep things on a rotation.
For example, decide that for every new piece of clothing, new pair of shoes, and/or new accessory, you’ll get rid of one old one. By doing this, you won’t be adding more. Things will typically stay quite even.
4. Only keep clothes for the season in the closet.
This is where utilizing other storage solutions and spaces come in handy. Instead of keeping everything you own in your closet, opt in for storing other seasonal items in a vacuum-sealed bag, tote, or box and using a storage closet, garage, or attic to store it until needed.
As another season comes to an end, do a big swap, but make sure you put away the things you will not need for the upcoming season.
5. Decide what to do with unused items.
Most people go for donating unwanted items, but don’t forget that you can always try to make an extra buck by selling them.
From local thrift and consignment shops to online marketplaces, there are a number of ways to cash in on the clothes, shoes, and accessories you no longer want.
Keeping your closet clean and clutter-free can help you stay organized and less stressed when it comes to choosing your next cute outfit to wear.
You’ll know exactly what you have, making dress time much quicker as well. Use the practical tips above and you’ll be well on your way to decluttering your closet… fast!
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