How You Can Declutter

Your Closet In A Few Simple Steps

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Is your closet cramped? Do you have trouble finding any of the clothes you’re looking for?

If your answer was yes to either of those questions, then it’s time to declutter your space. Continue reading to see our simple steps for decluttering your closet.

Getting Started

The first thing you’ll need to do is have a plan on how to decide on your items and what you’re going to do with them. A great way to do this is by using a method known as the KonMari Method. Hold an item in your hands and if it doesn’t spark joy, toss it.

Now you need to determine what you’re going to do with the items you keep and don’t keep. Set up some boxes or totes nearby and label them accordingly:

  • Keep- Only keep items you actively use or that spark joy when held.
  • Toss- This is for items that have no use and cannot be used by anyone else to be trashed or recycled.
  • Donate- Here you can place items you would toss that can be used by someone else.
  • Move- This box should be used for items you use or that spark joy, but don’t belong in the closet.

Sort Through Shoes

Shoes are the easiest place to start the decluttering process. Not to mention, sorting through your shoes will free up a significant amount of space quickly. Be realistic and determine how many pairs of shoes your closet can hold.

After you have a realistic number in mind, keep the shoes that spark joy or that you wear regularly at or below that number. It’s also a good idea to keep one pair of shoes for working in. The remaining shoes you should consider donating, if they’re wearable, and tossing the rest.

Sort Through Overwear

Once you’ve gone through all your shoes, start sorting through your overwear. Take a look at all the jackets, hoodies, or coats you have and consider what you use on a normal basis.

Keep only those that you wear routinely or that spark joy when you hold them. Donate those items that you no longer need, use, or that don’t spark joy. If you come across any coats or jackets that don’t belong in this closet, place those in the move box.

Sort Through Clothes

This step is where the KonMari Method will truly come into play. Clothes accumulate more than any other items in the closet and this method will help you thin them out faster.

First and foremost, it’s a good idea to separate your clothes by season to help you organize while you declutter. Once you’ve got everything separated, you can dive into the decluttering process.

Do a quick scan of the articles of clothing you wear most frequently and place them in the keep box. Next, touch every piece of clothing and if it doesn’t spark joy, toss it or donate it accordingly.

On a Final Note

After you have your closet emptied out, begin placing the items in the keep box back into the closet. You’ll immediately notice the extra space and how much more organized your closet looks! Next, you’ll need to dispose of the items in the toss box appropriately, donate the items in the donation box, and place items in the move box where they actually belong.

The only thing left to do now is to enjoy all that extra space!