How to Declutter Your Closet in a Few Simple Steps
To effectively declutter closets, we need to get to the root causes of clutter. It’s easy to adopt the mentality that more clothes equal more choices, which will help us look and feel our best. In truth, too many options can be overwhelming and create stress.
We’ve all encountered the problem of having a full closet but nothing to wear. Ironically, reducing the size of your wardrobe will make it easier. However, some self-examination needs to be done before the purging begins.
Start by defining your style. Ask yourself what type of clothes suit your lifestyle. Which clothes make you feel comfortable? What do you wear on repeat all the time, and why?
Organize your clothes into categories like activewear, daily wear, formal wear, work clothes, and loungewear. Figure out which of these categories are your primary categories. That will give you an idea of which clothes to keep.
It will be easier to purge once you’ve figured out what your style and primary categories are.
Once you have a better understanding of what you need, begin looking through your closet. Go through items piece by piece and ask yourself some questions to help you make decisions.
Ask yourself if you’ve worn the item in the last year. This will weed out the just-in-case items. If you haven’t worn something in a year, ask yourself if you think you’ll wear it in the coming year. If the answer is no, there’s no need to clutter your closet with it.
How to declutter your closet
Set yourself up for success in maintaining a clutter-free wardrobe. Once you’re done purging, put your clothes back into your closet organized by use. Put thought and consideration into what you keep and how you organize, and you will be in a great position to prevent future clutter.
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