Closet Cleanout Tips

The following process makes cleaning out your closet a snap!

When you’ve completed The Closet Clean-Out Process, you’ll easily be able to locate every piece of clothing you own. The end result is that you’ll be saving yourself:

  • Time, when getting dressed and out the door
  • Money when shopping, because you’ll be able to visualize the pieces of clothing you already own.

Ready? Let’s begin!

1. The first tip on how to make your closet look more organized is to keep all your clothes hangers the same color. We find that white works the best because it’s such a neutral color.

2. Now, let’s properly sort your closets by style of clothing. Start by sorting the shirts by arm length (straps, short-sleeves. longsleeves, jackets). The bottoms will be sorted into skirts and pants, taking into consideration the length of the pieces as well (short skirts moving longer in length and capris moving into the longer lengths).

3. Now, we can now sub-sort the categories by keeping like colors together (reds, oranges, yellows, greens, blues, violets, whites, browns, blacks) consistently through each category.

4. Finally, did you know that generally speaking, Americans tend to wear 20% of their clothing 80% of the time? Here’s a simple trick that you can do two times a year to help keep your closet overflow to a minimum! You’ll start this two times a year: once in the fall for fall and winter clothing, and once in the spring for spring and summer clothing.

To figure out what you really use and what you need to lose, turn all your hangers backward in your closest. After you have worn a piece of clothing and are returning it to the closet, turn the hanger around before putting the piece back. Do this for 6 months.

At the end of 6 months, you’ll see what was left untouched. Strive to empty out half of the unused clothing.

I hope this help you to conquer the chaos in your closet!

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