WORLD WARdrobe

CLUTTER? Chances are your closet is full of it!  So as the New Year starts, it is also time to start eliminating messy habits by tackling your wardrobe with these tips! 

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1. Get Your Mind In Order

Before de-cluttering, make sure you that feel relaxed and open.  I totally understand that letting go is not an easy task.  So do this during a time when you don’t have anything else scheduled and your focus will not be distracted by anything else.  Go ahead and play some music even.  It’s time to tell yourself, “Less is more.”

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2. Judgement Time

You may have saved some big boxes over Christmas. Get 2 big ones out and label them “THROW” and “DONATE”.  Trash bags are okay to use too.   Once you have them, it’s time to go through your closet’s contents one by one.  Pile the ones you want to keep on the bed and as soon as you come across an item that you need to throw or want to donate, put it in one of these boxes.

But what about all those items that you are unsure of because you might want to use them some day? Well, the rule of thumb is if you have not used it for over a year, it’s time to discard it.  By the time that purple skirt or lace top becomes fashionable again, it will probably be tweaked and it won’t be exactly the same.  So…just…let…go. 

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3. Boxes and Bins

For smaller or irregularly shaped items, you can put these in different boxes and bins.  Socks can be in one bin, hair accessories in another.  Sweaters and bulky clothes can also be placed in plastic containers to keep them compact.  Just make sure you label all boxes and bins so you don’t forget what’s inside.  Keeping items this way will help increase storage space.  

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