It’s our last day in the Master Bedroom today! It’s time for organizing and decluttering your closet!
Here are some tips for decluttering the closet:
- Start with the floor. You have to be able to move around in there! My closet is long and narrow and really hard to move around in (even when it is spotless!) If there are clothes on the floor are they clean or dirty? Dirty need to go into the laundry and clean can be hung back up.
- After the floor is clean, I grab the vacuum and get to work.
- Now is time to start on the belongings of the closet. Do you have handbags in there? Do you still love them or use them? If not, they need to go!
- How about shoes? Same principle! If you don’t love them or wear them (do they hurt your feet?) it’s time for them to find a new home.
- Are you storing other items in your closet that really need to go somewhere else? It’s time for them to be put away properly!
- Now it’s time for the clothes!
For clothing ask yourself the following questions:
- Does it fit? Anything that makes you feel uncomfortable, is too tight, scratchy, or too big needs to go!
- Do I wear it? If the clothing hasn’t been on your body in a year, I suggest get rid of it. It’s taking up space!
- Are there holes, stains, does the clothing need altered in some way that you have never gotten around to doing? They need to go!
- Is it dirty? Throw it in the hamper or dry cleaning pile. Does it needs hung up, hang it up! If it goes in the dresser, go ahead and put it away. Just don’t get distracted as you are putting the clothes back where they belong!
- If the clothing item is seasonal and you won’t be using it for awhile, could it go on the top shelf of your closet or in a tote?
- What category does this item belong to (t-shirt, pants, sweater, dress, etc)? Group similar items together! I like to group my clothes be type and then by color. Short sleeve black shirts go first, long sleeve black shirts go after the short sleeve. It might be weird but makes it easy to find what I’m looking for.
- Do you have purses, handbags or shoes in your closet? Ask yourself if you have used it, if you still love it, is anything broken on it?
- Finally, as you are putting items back in, do you need to get a basket to put your small items in? Do you need some extra shelving or hooks?
I hope these tips will help you with your decluttering. Remember, please do not donate items that have holes or stains. If you won’t wear them, someone else probably doesn’t want to either. With the rest of your clothes, you can consign the best, sell on Facebook, Craigslist, or Ebay, or donate them.
I’m excited to hear about what you are going to try to sell and bless others with. Remember a few weeks ago when I made over $100 selling books I already had? This might work for you with your clothing! I am hoping to find more clothes than I did yesterday!
If you are a blogger, please link up so others can see your progress! If you don’t blog, let me know how you did with this! You can also leave pictures on the Facebook page! Remember, decluttering is a process! Do you feel more organized? How does your clean room make you feel? We’ll be taking small bites in effort to get our homes done this month! You can do it! I will update on my progress tonight at 9 P.M.
In case you have missed any days in this series, here they are! (Don’t worry you can jump in right where we are in the series and go back later if you want to catch up or just finish out what we’re working on with us! I’m so happy you are joining us in organizing and decluttering your home!)