Declutter Your Closet

If you are like me and you love to shop then there are chance that your wardrobe has piles of clothes and accessories. You will find dozens of handbags, scarves, shoes and belts in my closet. Though this is a positive that helps me to have a wide choice every time I need to get ready to step outdoors I am faced with the dilemma of having a pile of things fall on  every time I open my closet.

There are a few tips that I can share with you to help you to de clutter your closet. I do this 4 times a year and it helps me immensely.

In order to de clutter your closet you need to organize it. In order to do this you need to clean up your mess first. Remove all your clothes from your closet and clean every shelf and drawer. Once this is done you can start sorting your clothes.

Sorting your stuff is easy. You need to make two piles: To go and to stay. These piles will help you to sort out the clothes that will stay in your closet and those that you are going to toss out. If you haven’t worn an outfit or a top for more than 4 months you are not going to wear it again so you can toss it out. Clothes that are frayed, faded or are not attractive any more must be tossed out. Donate the old clothes to charity if they are wearable.

Those clothes that are piled and are going to stay must be neatly sorted and put on hangers. As a rule hang only one article per hanger. Avoid jamming too many things together as it will cause wrinkles on your clothes. This reduces the life of the fabric.

Store clothes in a basket and toss them in the closet. Have a separate pile for undergarments, one for night clothes, another basket for tops and T shirts and one more for delicate items like panty hose, stockings and leggings.

Store accessories in a separate drawer in order to keep them well sorted.