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May Your Heart and Your Closet Be Full

Cleaning out your closet is not a one-time event; it is an ongoing process. Set aside time every few months to reevaluate your wardrobe and get rid of items
that no longer serve you.

woman sitting on the floor going through items cleaned from her closet

Cleaning out your closet can be a daunting and overwhelming task, especially when you have accumulated a lot of clothes over time. However, it is an essential activity, and it does not have to be a stressful experience.


Start by planning and organizing your closet. Before you dive in, it is essential to have a plan and strategy for what you want to achieve. Decide what items of clothing, shoes, and accessories you want to keep, donate, or discard.

You can start by emptying your entire closet, and then sorting through each item individually. Consider creating three piles: one for items you want to keep, another for donations, and a third for discard.


When sorting through your clothes, consider your lifestyle, your personal style, and what you enjoy wearing. Ask yourself whether you have worn an item in the past year, if it still fits, if it is in good condition, and if you will wear it again. If the answer is no, then it is time to let it go.


Donate clothes that are still in good condition to local charities or organizations that accept clothing donations. You can also consider selling items that are still in excellent condition on online platforms such as Poshmark, Mercari, and Depop.


For clothes that are no longer wearable or in good condition, consider discarding them in an environmentally sustainable way. Check with your local waste management facility for guidance on how to recycle or dispose of your clothes safely.


Once you have decided what to keep, organize your closet so that you can easily access and find your clothes. You can organize by category, color, or style. For example, arrange your clothes according to seasons, putting your winter clothes away during the summer and vice versa.


Invest in storage solutions that work for your space and your needs. Consider using hangers, shelving, and baskets to maximize your storage space. You can also add a shoe rack or an over-the-door shoe organizer to keep your shoes organized and easy to access.


Regularly clean out your closet. Cleaning out your closet is not a one-time event; it is an ongoing process. Set aside time every few months to reevaluate your wardrobe and get rid of items that no longer serve you. This will help keep your closet organized and clutter-free.


In summary, cleaning out your closet is a necessary part of maintaining an organized and functional wardrobe. It does not have to be a stressful experience if done with a plan and strategy. Start by creating piles for what you want to keep, donate, or discard.


Donate clothes in good condition to charity, sell online, and recycle or dispose of clothes near the end of their life. Organize your closet in a way that works for you, and invest in storage solutions that work for your space and needs.

Lastly, regularly clean out your closet to keep it organized and clutter-free. With these steps, you can achieve a clean and organized closet that makes getting dressed easy and enjoyable.


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