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How to Declutter your Closet

Decluttering a closet can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be. With a little bit of organization and planning, you can transform your cluttered closet into a clean and functional space. Here are some tips to help you get started.



Step 1: Empty Your Closet

The first step to decluttering your closet is to empty it completely. Take everything out of the closet and lay it on your bed or the floor. This will give you a clear idea of how much you have and what needs to go.


Step 2: Sort Your Clothing

Once your closet is empty, begin sorting through your clothing. Divide your clothes into piles based on categories first, such as shirts, pants, socks, swimsuits, pajamas, and more. Next, review each item and ask yourself whether they are clothes you love and wear regularly, things you haven't worn in a while but might wear again, and things you never wear or no longer fit.


Step 3: Get Rid of What You Don't Need

Now that you've sorted your clothing, it's time to get rid of what you don't need. Donate or clothes that you haven't worn in a while or no longer fit. Toss or recycle any clothes that are too stained or damaged to be worn again.


Step 4: Organize Your Closet

Once you've gotten rid of what you don't need, it's time to organize your closet. Use hangers to hang your clothes, and use shelves and drawers to store smaller items. You can also use organizers and dividers to keep your clothes and shoes organized. Purchasing identical hangers for your closet is one of the most budget-friendly ways to transform the aesthetics of the space.


Step 5: Maintain Your Closet

The last step is to maintain your closet. Make a habit of putting away clothes as soon as you have washed them, and make a point to go through your closet every few months to get rid of anything you no longer need.


By following these simple steps, you can declutter your closet and keep it organized for good. Not only will you be able to find what you need more easily, but you'll also feel a sense of calm and control in your space.


In summary, decluttering a closet can be easy and stress-free by breaking it down into 5 simple steps:

  1. Empty your closet

  2. Sort your clothing

  3. Get rid of what you don't need

  4. Organize your closet

  5. Maintain your closet

Need some help organizing your closet? Schedule a free consultation with Golden West Organizing or give us a call/text at 424-325-8023. Whether you're in the Greater Los Angeles Area, Orange County, or beyond, we can help declutter your life!

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