The clothes closet is one of fastest places in our households to get cluttered. Itís so easy to stick something that you donít know what to do with in closet. After all itís out of way and keeping some other part of your house from becoming cluttered.
The clothes closet also becomes a storage area for clothing and accessories that are outdated, ripped, or stained. It is a holding place for clothes that might come back into style, accessories that were bargain but we donít really like, and things that cost us a fortune but that weíll never wear again because we donít like them, donít fit into them, or donít lead that kind of life anymore.
Cleaning out a clothes closet can hurt. Itís hard to throw away stuff that is still good, stuff that cost us a lot of money. But it has to be done. So think ahead to how good it will feel to have a closet filled with all of things you like. Think ahead to how good it will feel to see everything in your closet. Think how nice it will feel to look in your closet and not feel guilty about all those things you have but canít wear anymore. Be ruthless, have fun and organize your closet!
1.Begin by getting proper supplies: plenty of hangers, an expandable shoe rack, belt hook, tie rack, a closet doubler (another hanging clothes rod that hangs from your current one) or pants and skirts hangers (the kind that hold multiple pairs). I prefer closet doubler; I find it more convenient to see and get to clothes I want.
2.Remove everything (yes, everything!) from your closet. As you remove items place them in one of five piles: KEEP, REPAIR, GIVE AWAY, THROW AWAY, MOVE.
3.The KEEP pile should be things that belong in your closet that meet these criterions: they fit you now, you like way you look in them now and they are in style now. This includes all clothes, shoes, hats, belts, ties, etc. If you are not sure it fits, try it on now. Your KEEP pile should include clothes you love to wear and clothes that make you feel good when you wear them. It should include your special occasion wardrobe, too, as long as it meets above criterion.
4.The REPAIR pile is for those items you want to keep but need a repair. If you are sure you will wear them once they are repaired, take them to your local dry cleaner or alterations shop and have them repaired. If you can (and want) to do work yourself, gather repair items, put them in your repair center and give yourself two weeks to repair them. If you havenít gotten around to them by then, gather up clothing and donate it.