Are you dreading cleaning out your closet? If your resolution was to keep a tidy and organized closet, here are tips on how to get through the process of purging unwanted or excess clothes.
According to an article at enjoy-your-style.com, “Easy Tips for Cleaning Out the Closet”
“Here’s the basic process, which everyone goes through, when cleaning out their closet:
- Put all your clothes in one place. This would usually be the bedroom, if that’s where your closet and/or wardrobe are.
- Sort all your clothing into three piles: Keep, Throw Out, and Undetermined.
- Go through all the “Undetermined” clothes. Make a definite decision either way.
- Get rid of your excess clothes, either by giving them to charity, to friends, selling them on ebay or throwing them in the trash.
Of course, it doesn’t sound daunting, but many people (this author included) are daunted even by the first step. With that in mind, here are a few strategies to help you get rid of all the dead weight in your wardrobe.
The Long Weekend. This is what most people think of when they think “clearing the closet.” You schedule two uninterrupted eight-hour blocks of time on Saturday and Sunday, get everything done, and then collapse on Sunday evening, after making the rounds to Goodwill, the Salvation Army, and even the dump.
Understandably this is not so attractive to most people. For one, it’s too much like work. If you work nine to five from Monday through Friday, why do you really want to spend your two off days working eleven to seven? There’s also no guarantee that one week-end will entirely clean out your closet––or that you need an entire week-end.
Instead of focusing on the task at hand––clean this drawer, organize this shelf, clear out this section––people see the whole project looming before them. And of course, you can’t do a project, making it more overwhelming.” To read the entire article click here.