Now that you’re looking to organize your closet, it seems natural to wonder if you should get rid of some of the clothing you already own. It’s probably a good idea! Clothes that don’t fit or that aren’t flattering are not going to help your organization system or your overall happiness. Getting rid of these items will leave room for the clothes that make you feel great and help achieve the look you want.
Only keep seasonally appropriate clothing in your closet.
- Only keep seasonally appropriate clothing in your closet.
- Purge the things that don’t fit, don’t make you feel good, or are outdated.
- Donate or sell the clothes you rarely wear. It’s better to get something out of them than letting them take up space in your closet!
Start with a clean slate.
The first step to organizing your closet is to start with a clean slate. Before you begin, take everything out and give yourself some time to think about what you’re doing. Don’t worry about what you’re going to do with the clothes that are getting thrown out. Don’t worry about how long it will take or whether it’s even worth doing at all—just get everything out of there so that you can see what’s there and make decisions from there.
The next thing is not worrying about how long this process will take; this isn’t something that should be rushed! Just keep working away until the job is done, until every single item has been sorted through and put back where it belongs (or tossed into the trash).
Take inventory of who you are and what you wear.
- Before you begin organizing your closet, it’s important to know exactly what you own. That way, you can plan how best to store the pieces that you want accessible while hiding those that are rarely worn. If it’s not in the closet, then hopefully it’s still in good condition and ready for donation or recycling! There are a few ways to go about this: first off, take inventory of all your clothes by laying them out on the bed or floor with their hangers facing upward (don’t worry—you can clean up once you’re done). Next up is reviewing each piece of clothing and deciding whether or not it should stay or go. Remember: if something isn’t serving a purpose for your wardrobe right now, then why would anyone else want it?
- Now that we know what kind of wardrobe we have on our hands—and where all these items are located within our closets—it’s time again for another round of reflection! Are there any changes that need made? Maybe some things need taken out because they haven’t been worn in months (or even years). Or maybe some things need put back into storage because they’re too delicate or valuable to leave out on hangers at all times; these items will probably require individual boxes instead so as not get damaged during regular use.
Get rid of clothing that doesn’t fit or isn’t flattering.
- Eliminate clothing that doesn’t fit or isn’t flattering.
If you have clothes that are too tight, too small, or don’t fit well—donate them! If your body has changed and the clothes no longer fit, it’s time to say goodbye. It is also important to get rid of any clothing that does not flatter your shape. For example: large busts may benefit from wearing tailored shirts with buttons on the side or v-necks rather than crew necks which can overemphasize the bust line; women with big hips might want to avoid high waistlines in pants and skirts; and pear shaped women often look great in dresses with full skirts while apple shaped women can wear fitted pants and jackets that minimize their midsection by drawing attention upward.
- Donate clothes you no longer wear but are still in good condition to charity.
If there are items in your closet that still look new but just fall short of being worn (perhaps they don’t match what you frequently wear), consider donating them instead of letting them collect dust as clutter in a drawer or closet shelf.* Donate clothes that aren’t wearable anymore but could be useful for others who need them: old work uniforms from previous jobs; old maternity dresses left over after having kids; etc..
Only keep the things that “spark joy.”
- Don’t keep things that don’t spark joy.
- Don’t keep things that you don’t love or need.
- Don’t keep things that you don’t wear regularly.
Make shoes easy to find.
You can keep your shoes organized in several ways, but the most important thing is to make sure they’re easy to find. This means keeping them out of the closet and on your floor. We recommend using a shoe rack or shelf so that you can see all of your shoes at once—that way, you won’t have to dig through boxes or baskets to find the pair you need. A clear container will make it easy for guests who don’t live there full-time to know where their stuff is without having to ask repeatedly.
If none of these options work for you, try using a shoe bag instead: It’s lightweight enough that it won’t take up much space when hung in a closet but allows everything inside (including any accessories) visible at all times!
Maintain your organization system with regular decluttering sessions.
The best way to keep your organization system running smoothly is to maintain it with regular decluttering sessions. You should schedule one meeting each month at which everyone in the household can gather together and clear out clothing that no longer fits or they don’t wear anymore. When everyone knows that there will be a straightforward process for getting rid of things, you’ll find that fewer people are tempted to hang onto their old clothes just because they haven’t been able to let go yet.
In addition, make sure that your kids know why these decisions are being made: when we donate clothing, it gets passed along so someone else can use it instead of being thrown away in the trash! This will help them understand why donating clothes is so important—and will hopefully encourage them to participate enthusiastically in future donation drives
Use door racks for accessories and bags.
Door racks can be easily installed and are inexpensive. They’re great for storing purses, bags, and other accessories.
You can buy door racks at any hardware store. The best part about them is that you don’t need to spend a lot of money to get one that works well for your home.
You will never be able to organize clothes that don’t fit and that you don’t like, so it’s best to start by getting rid of them.
The first step in organizing clothes is to get rid of what doesn’t fit and isn’t flattering. If you’re going to be able to organize your closet, it’s best if you have a clean slate—no clutter. You can’t organize what you don’t have.
The next thing that you should do is figure out which items are worth keeping, and then find a place for them in your closet. Generally speaking, purchase new storage containers or bins before buying anything else so that you can see how much space each item takes up when it’s packed away. This will help prevent any future overcrowding or messes since everything will be neatly organized into specific compartments within the container or bin itself!
It can be hard to think about getting rid of things that you have spent money on, but remember that the point of organizing clothes is to make them easier to find and wear. If you don’t like something or it doesn’t fit, get rid of it! It will give you more room for things that you do like and are comfortable in – and those are the pieces that will make your look complete.