Closet Cleaning


Closet cleaning is about making room for positive change. It can be a chance to move on in life, or even just breathing room for the unexpected.

Start with a small area. Don’t over think. Trust your first reaction.

  • Things to keep – Ask yourself: do you use it? Do you love it? How does it make you feel?

  • Trash – Even though it’s wasteful sometimes we just have to put stuff in the trash. Some things can not be recycled and if we believe we will get the best value or donation out of every idem the stuff may never leave the house

  • Donate pile – Is a comforting way to find unused items a new home. Also having a friend or someone else take the pile away can be helpful. Then we are not tempted to start pulling stuff out of the pile.

  • Storage box – There is nothing wrong with keeping storage, but you have to question why you are keeping it. It’s best to keep it limited and organized.

Don’t keep clothing you keep but never wear. Every time you wear something put it on the right side of your closet. You will start to see the stuff on the left that you don’t wear. Sometimes we associate clothing with a time in our life. However unless you are framing it, or scrap booking it, it becomes clutter. Don’t feel sorry for clothing that doesn’t fit, or for unwanted gifts. They hold us back.

There is always The Box System to fall back on: Box it away and then determine a month or two later if you miss it. If you don’t even remember what is in the box and have not been missing the contents, send it on its way.

Category: Clutter Clearing

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2 Responses

  1. mckenzie says:

    i like how you said “don’t feel sorry for clothing that doesn’t fit.” ive definitely done that before. my problem in my studio right now is that i don’t really have a closet to speak of. i want to put in a loft, but i don’t think that will work because I hate little caverns. what do you think about a sleeping platform (maybe 3 feet up) with storage underneath?

  2. Jane says:

    You should never sleep with stuff under your bed. It’s bad Feng Shui. If you have to have something under your bed keep it boxed up and organized. I would sooner sleep on the floor ( :

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