Just the act of Getting Rid of Clothes Clutter is one that can be overwhelming to think of doing. With weight loss and weight gain, your closet by default can gain a lot of clothes clutter. Even just seasonal clothing and buying new clothes can result in an excess of clothes clutter. (I have included affiliate links to products I love. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.)
With three kids it is so easy to accumulate too many clothes. It can become a hassle when you want to find an outfit to wear or for the kids to pick out their clothes. It is important that you get rid of clothes clutter when the seasons change. Now I personally have had issues with losing and gaining weight and holding on to the clothes way longer then I should have.
Getting Rid of Clothes Clutter
Make Sure All Clothes Are Clean- I always rip apart the kid’s rooms to make sure we have all the clothes washed and cleaned to go thru. This makes the clean out so much easier to get done when you know everything is in the room.
Tackle one thing at a time- It will be a lot less overwhelming if your tackle one thing at a time. For instance, work on sweaters, then pants, then blouses, etc. If you try to throw it all in one big pile and you run out of energy to finish, you may not have much of a choice. Also, make sure you do take time to do a through go thru on the dresser at the same time.
Create three piles- You want to separate your clothes into three separate piles: keep, donate and toss. While you may think it is a waste of money to get rid of something that you have never worn or you think you may wear one day. However, if you are keeping these items, you are taking up space in your closet that can be used for things you will wear. If there is clothing that you haven’t worn for a while or it no longer fits you or you just don’t like the color or style anymore, you can donate the clothing to a women’s shelter or homeless shelter.
Ask Yourself Questions- If you are having a tough time deciding on some things and whether these are items of clothing you should keep or get rid of, asking yourself a few questions may help. Ask yourself if you are comfortable wearing it. Does the item fit you here and now? This doesn’t mean when you lose 5 pounds but right now. If the item has stains or holes, ask yourself if this can be repaired? Is it something you can only wear one time or to one place? For instance, is it a ball gown that you have worn once and may never wear again? Think about whether you have worn this item in the past year.
These questions should help you make your final choice about the clothing item. Also, my favorite trick that I have blogged about before (see the post -> here) to turn the hangers around when you hang clothes back up! I go thru my closet every couple of months looking for these backward hangers, it makes it so easy to really see what is being worn. Especially helpful with kids insist they need to keep everything!
Do you have any tips for getting rid of the clothing clutter?