DE-CLUTTER YOUR CLOSET
We all know that feeling, standing in front of your closet and it looks like there has been an explosion. We all want dat aesthetic looking closet like we see on social media…well I do haha. At the moment my closet is not looking okay (lol).
Decluttering your closet can be a daunting task, but it’s worth the effort. A cluttered closet can cause stress and anxiety, making it difficult to find what you need. So here are some of my favorite tips that I often use myself when needed.
Take everything out of your closet: This will give you a clean slate and a clear view of the space you’re working with. It’s also an opportunity to clean your closet by dusting shelves, wiping down surfaces, and vacuuming or sweeping the floor.
Sort through your clothes: Go through each item one at a time, deciding what to keep and what to let go. You can use the Pareto principle, also known as the “80/20 rule”. It can apply to many things in life but in this case, it’s the belief that most people only wear 20% of what’s in their closet. The rest is just … well, clutter. With this in mind, take out all the things you wear most often. These were the items you felt your best in—the things that always got worn in the days following laundry day.
Donate or sell unwanted items: Once you’ve sorted through everything, it’s time to get rid of the items you no longer need or want. You can donate them to charity or sell them online. I personally bring most of my old clothes to my old workplace for disabled people but you can do whatever you like of course :-).
Organize your closet: Once you’ve decided what to keep, it’s time to organize your closet. You can organize by color, season, or type of clothing. I personally organize by type of clothing. So for example: t-shirt, crop tops, jeans, swimwear, etc.