Six Steps To Declutter Your Wardrobe

A closet full of clutter is overwhelming, and taming it can be a fearful thing! You agree, right? But here’s the truth – our minds are exaggerating just a bit. Decluttering your wardrobe doesn’t have to be an intimidating or arduous process. Here’s how to do it simply!


Set Aside Some Time And Get Boxes

You might need a couple of hours if your closet is huge. Set aside an evening, or half a weekend day. Then, get boxes ready – you might need five or more, depending on how much clutter you have.

Empty Everything Out Into A Pile

Yup, we mean all of it! Alternatively, you could choose to do this one section as a time, which could be a bit less overwhelming, but it’ll take a few extra steps, as you’ll have to repeat those steps for each section. Either way works.

Sort Everything Into Three Piles

Do this quickly – don’t dilly dally, or sit on the fence. Here are the choices: ‘keep’, ‘maybe’, or ‘toss’. The ‘maybe’ is only if you really have a tough time deciding. Put these garments in a box and store them for six months, getting rid of them after that time if you never needed them.

Put The ‘Keep’ Pile Back

Okay, everything sorted? Great! Clean out your closet nicely, then put the ‘keep’ pile back in your closet. Make sure everything is neat and organised. This doesn’t have to take loads of time.

Deal With The ‘Maybe’ Pile

Take the ‘maybe’ pile (you kept this pile small, right?) and put it into a box or two. Label it ‘maybe’ with the date. Store it somewhere out of sight and don’t open it for six months unless you need something out of it. In that case, put the garment you need back into your closet.

Decide What To Do With The ‘Toss’ Pile

Put the ‘toss’ pile into boxes and decide what you want to do with it. Here are a few options:

  • Donate the stuff to a charity like The Johannesburg Children’s Home or The Smile Foundation.
  • Ask your friends if there’s anything they want and, if so, give it to them.
  • Sell some of the ‘good’ stuff on a group like Second Hand Joburg.
  • Throw the actual trash away, or recycle it.

And there you go, you now have an orderly wardrobe! You can now breathe, and bask in the glory of your beautiful new minimalist closet.

By Candice May

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2 thoughts on “Six Steps To Declutter Your Wardrobe

  1. An absolute fantastic article! I will definitely be de-cluttering my wardrobe come next weekend, thanks to these simple to follow to tips.


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