3 Easy Steps to Declutter Your Wardrobe This Spring

3 Easy Steps to Declutter Your Wardrobe This Spring

Many of us have a wardrobe filled with clothing, but still feel like we have nothing to wear! That's because most of us follow the 80-20 rule. We wear 20% of our clothing, 80% of the time. That’s why it feels like you have nothing new to wear, when in reality you have an entire wardrobe of clothing items left untouched.

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If you're looking to declutter your closet this spring season, it might be easier than you think. Read through our three simple steps on eliminating your unwanted clothing before you start wading through that mountain of clothing in your closet.

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#Step 1—Elimination

The first round of decluttering should focus on getting rid of any clothing that either doesn't fit well anymore or you think looks ugly. Your taste in clothing may have changed since the last time that you went through your wardrobe. Try on the clothing items that you don't often wear, and make a decision about whether you like the way it looks on you. If you do like the way that it looks, you should stick it back in your closet. If you don't, then you should put it in a bag to donate to your locale Goodwill. This way you can get rid of that old prom dress from 15 years ago that you know you will never wear again! You'll be amazed by how much space is freed up. 

#Step 2—Condensation

Winter clothing is big and bulky. You can save a lot of space in your closet this spring and summer by packing away last season’s clothing into vacuum sealed bags! Vacuum sealed bags condense clothing by sucking out all of the extra air. You can easily declutter your wardrobe by putting away sweaters and coats that you won’t be wearing until next winter. This may take a little bit of time initially to do, but it will save you a lot of grief in the long-run when it comes to organizing your closet. You can usually find vacuum sealed bags on sale towards the end of the winter and summer seasons, or look on Amazon

#Step 3—Long Term Plan

The last step in managing your wardrobe is to institute a long term decluttering plan. Experts recommend putting all of your spring and summer clothing in a spare closet. Only move clothing that you actively wear from the spare closet into your normal closet. At the end of summer season, this will help you eliminate clothing that you never wear anymore. You will have an easy visual on what you wear and what gets tossed into the deep pit of your closet, never to be seen again. No spare closet? No worries! Make sure that all of the hangers in your closet are facing the same way. Once you wear a piece of clothing, turn the hanger the other way. After a couple of months, get rid of the clothing on the hangers that haven’t been turned!