One of the most important steps in #decluttering a #closet is to actually get rid of the things you no longer want, says organization guru Andrea Dekker. Once you’ve done the hard work of #sorting, #purging and #organizing, don’t backpedal on your decisions or fail to remove unwanted #clothing items from your home; you could easily reconsider your decisions and reintroduce those ill-fitting pants or that garish sweater to your shelves, creating #clutter. “Please, if you’re putting in the work to #organize your closet, FINISH THE JOB,” Dekker says. Schedule a free, #contactless #donation pickup with ClothingDonations.org, and everything will be whisked away quickly.
One shortcut to a #clutter-free and more #organized #closet is to place an empty box or bin in it, says Apartment Therapy. That way, when you’re trying things on and discover a #garment that you haven’t worn in more than a year or just don’t like, it can go directly into the box. It won’t be long before that “outbox” is full and ready to #donate to to a charitable organization such as ClothingDonations.org. “I had a container I wasn’t using, so it cost me nothing, and it took me about five seconds to add it to the space,” says author Olivia Muenter. “After a month, I had a full box and an emptier closet.”
To help your children stay organized and reduce clutter in their closets, provide a canvas bag for clothing they have outgrown. Instruct the child to use the bag. Otherwise, these items end up on the floor, or take up precious space. In no time, you’ll have items to donate.
If you have older school-aged children, you can create a plan and work together to clean out and organize their closets. Remember to create piles to keep, to donate and to repair. From there, you can create a list of what each child will need.
Don’t let your small closet keep you from staying organized. Wire rack shelves are great, inexpensive ways to keep your closets in check. Simply attach them to the wall inside your closets, and put your sweaters, shoes, or T-shirts on them. This will help you maximize closet space.