Declutter And Organizing The Master Closet
We are back in the master bedroom again today, and today we are decluttering organizing the master closet. No matter what size closet you have in your bedroom, there is a way to get it clutter-free and organized so getting dressed and finding what you need can be stress-free and simple.
Let’s get it done!
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How To Organize The Master Closet
In the closet is where you have to play hardball with yourself.
- Set up bins, bags, or boxes labeled “toss” “donate” “keep” and “repairs” to sort your items.
- Next, let’s take everything out of the closet. I mean EVERYTHING!
- Vacuum and wipe the closet, drawers, and shelves. You won’t see this space empty again so soon!
- Before you start sorting, think about how you want to look and feel when you wear any of the items you own.
- Start sorting by looking at each item and decide what to keep. You only want to keep what matches your vision.
- To help you be ruthless in this process, ask yourself: do I look good when I wear this? do I feel confident and comfortable when I wear it? More than asking “how many times have I worn this in the last year?” I find that asking my clients if they feel confident, that they look good when they wear something helps them decide if they want to keep something or not.
- Another way to do this is by using a numbered hanger method. Allow yourself a certain number of hangers for each type of clothing, such as 20 hangers for blouses, 10 hangers for dresses, 10 hangers for pants- you get the idea. Once you decide how many hangers you want for each category of item, you can begin to sort through your clothes and keep the number of clothing items in a category for the number of hangers you have allowed yourself. This method is one way to see what you really love in your closet; you will have hung those items first.
- Discard, donate or repair anything that is stained, torn, missing a button, or too small.
- Group like items together:
- t-shirts (tanks, spaghetti straps, short sleeves, long sleeves), sweaters and cardigans (thinner x thicker), shorts, pants, skirts and dresses, blazers, jackets, coats.
- As a general rule sort them by hanging x fold, casual x formal, warm weather x winter weather.
- Assess how much you have. Here is a good rule when organizing closets: you get to keep everything you love as long as it fits.
- Keep in the closet only in-season clothing to make it very easy to spot what you have and use it.
- Remove out of season clothes and accessories and fold them neatly to be stored in bins or totes. Store them on the top shelves of the closet or under the bed, if needed.
If you have professional clothing that is in good condition, consider donating them to non-profit organizations like Dress For Success.
You should now be able to see everything in your closet and getting dressed int he morning should be a breeze now that you only have your very favorite things to choose from.
Declutter And Organizing Master Closet Checklist
Grab today’s Master Closet Declutter Checklist and let’s get started!
After you grab the free printable each day, don’t forget to share your process and progress on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter with the hashtag #APONewYearChallenge for a chance to win a free copy of the Life BInder Purposeful Life Planner!