Useful Tips for Cleaning Out Your Closet

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Hey mama,

It happens to all of us sooner or later. Life has a way of sucking away all our free time, making it near impossible to keep our places neat and tidy. The one area this might cause some serious problems with is in your closet. Clothes pile up and, before you know it, you can barely see inside. Explore these useful tips for cleaning out your closet so the process doesn’t seem so overwhelming.

Before you know it, you will feel like the ladies from The Home Edit and have a gorgeous, and well-organized closet! You can even go an extra step and color coordinate and add some bins! 🙂

Tips For Cleaning Out Your Closet

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Use the “Three-Pile” Method

The three-pile method refers to having three separate piles: one for things you’ll keep, one for things to donate or sell, and one for things to throw away. The keep pile should only be for things that you know you regularly wear, while the trash pile should be for everything that isn’t fit to be worn anymore.

The donation pile is the key, though. This is where you’ll get rid of most of the clothes you no longer wear. Just bag them up, call a donation pick-up service like the Purple Heart Pickup, and get them out of your mind.

Set a Time Cut-Off

One of the things that holds people back when cleaning out their closets is the idea that they might wear something “someday.” You need to be truthful with yourself and set a reasonable amount of time as a cut-off for things you no longer wear.

For example, if you set a cut-off time of six months, you should either donate, sell, or throw away anything that you haven’t worn in the past six months. If you can’t remember wearing it at all, it’s probably time to get rid of it.

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Create a New Organization Plan

By looking at your empty closet, you get a clearer picture of where everything should go and how to handle all your clothes. Once you have an idea in your head, you can start to put back the items that you know you’re keeping.

You’ll probably find a few items that don’t really fit your new organization scheme; that’s when you should decide whether you want to keep that piece or let it go.

Make the Process More Fun

Just as with any other task we dread, you can make the process easier by making it more fun for yourself. Let the cleanout time be the only time you can listen to a new podcast or watch a new show. Try to make a game about seeing how much you can get rid of in one day. Whatever you do, the process doesn’t have to be boring. You’ll end up with a better result if you’re in a good headspace while you work.

These useful tips for cleaning out your closet will have you back to a clean, organized house in no time at all! I am feeling quite motivated to open my own closet!

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Much Love, JessXO 

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