Cleaning out your closet

Who honestly enjoys cleaning out their closet? I know I don’t! But I love the end result. Maybe that makes it worth it. The hard part is getting motivated to start the whole process. Here are some ways to clean out your closet, whether you are attached to your clothes or you’re ready to completely clean out.

Who honestly enjoys cleaning out their closet? I know I don’t! But I love the end result. Maybe that makes it worth it. The hard part is getting motivated to start the whole process. Here are some ways to clean out your closet, whether you are attached to your clothes or you’re ready to completely clean out.

• Knowing what to get rid of. For me, it’s hard to let go of clothes, even if I haven’t worn them in a long time. I hang on to pieces in case I will need them in the future. Items like this just take up prime spots for clothes that I actually wear. The fix? After wearing something, turn the hanger around. After a season ends, you’ll see what you wear and what you don’t. This will help you to know what you no longer need.

• Complete clean out. Maybe the first way takes too long, and you’re ready to purge immediately. If you’re not afraid to completely clean out all at once, then this approach is better for you. Start by taking everything out of your closet. Try on every piece of clothing in your closet. If you like it, put it back. If you don’t like it, throw it out. If you’re not sure how you feel about it, put it in a maybe pile. After you go through everything, go back to the maybe pile and try again. If you still are unsure, it’s better to keep it.

• Clean each season. If cleaning your whole closet all at once seems like a daunting task, then clean it each season. Take tips from the top two ways and blend them to clean at the end of each season. Turn your hangers during that season, and then at the end of the season, try everything on. If the hanger hasn’t been turned and you don’t like the way it looks, you know it’s time to part ways with that piece.

Happy cleaning!