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Declutter a closet

Have you ever gone to your closet and said “I have nothing to wear,” when the reality is, you have a closet full of clothes?

You’re not alone.

Most people only wear 20% of what’s in their closet, 80% of the time. And nearly half of Americans also have an overstuffed closet in their homes, full of clothes that no longer fit!

That means there’s a lot of clothing just hanging around, taking up space.

So where do you start to get rid of things?

Decluttering a Closet 101

  1. Pull everything out of your closet
  2. Sort items into Keep and Don’t Keep piles
  3. Keep: clothes you love, clothes that fit, clothes you wear regularly
  4. Don’t Keep: clothes you haven’t worn in a year (or can’t remember the last time you wore them), clothes you don’t like, clothes that no longer fit* and items that are too broken or too stained to fix.
  5. As you rebuild your closet, separate items by categories (suits, shirts, pants, skirts), or by color or both.

*I kept a whole closet full of “skinny clothes,” hoping to get back down to that size. I finally did and you know what? Those clothes were out of style.

If you would like professional help decluttering your closets, give us a call today.

Dawn Dugle is a professional organizer in Florida. She works with individuals and businesses in the Tampa Bay area.

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