Needing some motivation to declutter clothes? Clothing is one of those things that comes and goes throughout the years. Unfortunately, it’s easier to shop for clothes than to get rid of them.
Then we end up with closets full of clothing, half of which we don’t even wear. And yet, it is still hard to get rid of that clothing.
However, if you are sick of having a cluttered closet, here are our best tips to finally declutter your closet once and for all.
Think About Your Dream Closet
We’ve all at one point or another, dreamed about having the perfect closet with clothing that we love. It’s where every piece in the closet has its own place, perfectly organized and placed in its place intentionally.
The shirts, sweaters, belts..they all have their designated place in the closet.
A dream closet is not a luxury walk-in with built-ins. A dream closet is how you have your closet now, but decluttered, elevated and well thought out.
It is not a cluttered mess where you can’t find anything. It is an organized system that caters to your needs.
Now, once you plan out your ideal closet, you can start creating your dream closet.
Realize If You Do This You Will Feel AMAZING
How do you feel about your closet right now? Do you dread opening the doors? Does it stress you out every time you look at it?
You know you need to declutter your closet but you lack the motivation. Clothing is a part of every day so it is something that you get reminded of every single day.
Try to really feel the joy of having a decluttered closet before you’ve even done it. Imagine how incredible it will feel to have a clean and organized space.
No more wondering what to wear, how to pair things in your closet, reduce the time spent getting ready, be able to find pieces of clothing, and overall LOVE the look of your space.
Hear The Ka-Ching
Clothing is one of the easiest things to sell online. It is easy to list, pack and ship. Things you don’t want anymore can be someone else’s treasure.
Think about it this way. Not only will you have a decluttered closet, but you will have some extra money in your pocket.
The best part is you can even use it to reinvest into some staple pieces for your wardrobe now that your closet is completely decluttered. Creating a capsule wardrobe can help you keep your closet organized.
Some apps you can sell your clothing on are eBay, Poshmark or Facebook Marketplace.
Decluttering Can Be Fun If You Make It Fun
Instead of thinking of decluttering as something you dread doing, think about it in a different light. You are creating a space that will make you happy and help you feel more peaceful.
To make it more fun in the moment, turn on some music, grab your favorite drink, and settle into a night of decluttering.
Once you declutter a little, you will want to declutter the rest of it! It is freeing to just let go of stuff.
Take It On One Small Section At A Time
Are you still feeling overwhelmed? It is ok to feel that way. There is an emotional attachment to clothing and it can be hard to let go of things, know what to get rid of, and figure out where to start.
Start with one kind of clothing at a time. Here are some questions you should keep in mind as you go through your clothing:
- Have I worn this in the last year?
- How many times have I worn it?
- Does it bring me joy?
- Do I have many pieces in the closet I can pair it with?
- Is it being kept for special occasions?
First start with your shirts, then go through the pants, dresses, sweaters, and so on. Focus on one kind of clothing and make that space great. Then move on to the next section.
Give yourself plenty of time to go through each section and truly think about what every piece of clothing does for your closet.
If the clothing goes great with many outfits, or even just makes you feel good wearing it, keep it!
If you don’t end up decluttering as much the first time around, you can always do a second round with a fresh outlook on your closet after some time has passed.