If your closet is currently filled to the brim, it’s time to give it a makeover. After all, a closet can only stay “bloated” for so long!
Your goal might be to make things more streamlined. If that’s the objective, it’s time to put your closet on a diet. A little decluttering and reorganizing will get it in better shape.
Here are seven tricks that’ll help you make a full closet recovery ASAP:
1. Use a Bag System to Declutter
Grab some trash bags before you begin to work on the mess.
Label the bags with the words “keep,” “trash,” and “donate”. As you clean your closet out, put each item into the corresponding bag.
If you want to see what’s in each bag as you go along, use see-through bags. That’ll give you the chance to take something out if it accidentally goes into the wrong one.
Using this technique will speed up the process of getting rid of things and sorting as you go along.
2. Don’t Look for ROI on High-End Brand Pieces
Even if you dropped a lot of money on a designer purse or wallet, that doesn’t mean you should keep it.
It’s easy to “collect” items because you love the designer. But that isn’t always practical and can eat up space in your closet. If you genuinely want a more organized closet, sell or donate anything you don’t use.
Again, just because it’s a high-end brand item doesn’t mean you can’t say goodbye.
If you have things you don’t want to donate, sell them on Poshmark by creating your own “shop” online. And if you’re too busy to set up a store, sell them on thredUp.
All you have to do is mail the item to them and they’ll handle the rest!
3. Ask a Friend to Help You Tackle the Mess
Sometimes, it’s easier to tackle a mess when you have help.
You could be having a hard time figuring out what to do with everything. A friend will be able to advise you on what to keep and what to toss.
If you end up donating anything, a friend can help you follow through. We know how easy it is to have second thoughts and end up keeping too many things.
Even if you think that jacket is cute, remind yourself that you haven’t worn it in six months. Don’t keep something you don’t plan to use. It doesn’t make sense!
You should also ask your friend if they have any suggestions as to how you can organize your…
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