Decluttering clothes requires you to break bad habits! Keep this advice in mind during closet clear outs.
Keep Track Of What You Wear
In the weeks and months leading up to your decluttering session, you’ll want to pay close attention to what you actually wear. There are a number of apps that can help you to keep track of what you wear each day.
Once you start doing this, you’ll notice that there are items in your wardrobe that don’t get any real use. Is there any real reason to keep these clothes around? Tracking what you wear can make it easier to say goodbye to clothing you don’t use.
Go Through Every Piece Of Clothing You Own
You can’t cut corners when you’re trying to declutter. You need to take a look at every single piece of clothing you own. Pull out every piece from the closet and think carefully about whether that clothing is worth holding onto.
If you’re not sure how a piece of clothing fits, it’s a good idea to try it on. If you notice that something is too big or too small, you’ll know that the item should be donated or sold. Be ruthless and get rid of everything that’s not getting used.
Create A Maybe Pile
It’s not unusual for people to hesitate when it comes to getting rid of their clothes. You might be worried that you’ll regret donating certain pieces of clothing. If you’re not sure you want to say goodbye to a dress or a sweater, put those items in a maybe pile. Complete your closet clear out and put away all of the items you’ve decided to keep.
From there, you can go back to this pile of clothing. If you’ve kept a lot of sweaters, you might feel more comfortable clearing out the sweaters in this pile. If you’ve noticed you don’t have many dress shirts left, you can put these tops back in your closet. Having a maybe pile will allow you to get rid of clothing with confidence.
Give Yourself Plenty Of Time
Have you ever started a closet clear out, and then stopped before you finished and put everything away? This is a common problem! If you really want to declutter your wardrobe, you’re going to want to make sure you set aside enough time to do the job right.
Schedule decluttering clothes when you don’t have a lot going on. That way, if the project winds up taking longer than you expected it to, you’ll have more than enough time to finish the job. Don’t rush through the process; make sure your closet is less crowded by the time you’re done.