How do I organize clothes and declutter?

  11 answers
  • Tinyshoes Tinyshoes on Aug 30, 2019

    Joyce....I do the 3 pile idea.... one is a a giver and the other is a throw away. That gets me started!. Baskets, bins and totes work well if you don't have drawers or hanging areas. Label as needed and stack what you can. I do occasionally and the occasion needs to be NOW for me! Good luck

  • Heje Heje on Aug 30, 2019

    Keep the things you really like - sort as to time of the year - put similar colors together - use storage boxes for smaller items.

  • After decluttering I organize my clothes in the closet by color. This helps me find stuff easily. Also you can add some organization tools in the closet that would help as well like baskets, bins, belt holders, hooks for hats, hooks for scarves, hooks for purses, shoe organizer, etc.

  • Hi Joyce - This is one of my favorite articles on cleaning, organizing and decluttering. It really breaks down the steps of the process, and even includes an interview with TV show Hoarders star Matt Paxton. Hope this helps! Hugs, Holly

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  • Lindsay Aratari Lindsay Aratari on Sep 30, 2019

    I would go through your clothes and make piles of keep, donate, or toss. Then you can easily decide which items go back into your closet. Try not to stress and do it slowly so it's not overwhelming

  • Betsy Betsy on Dec 17, 2019

    Hi Joyce: Decide what you want to keep, what you can incorporate (that 1/2 bottle of shampoo and that 1/3 bottle) things that you haven't used in over a year, the clothes you will never fit in again, things you can donate, things just to throw out, things to put on Freecycle.Org or (very cool sites, people will come and get anything!) Just be ruthless with some stuff, that foam ball has absolutely no sentimental value, but someone will want it, so Freecycle it! My theory is for everything I bring into my house, 2 things have to go out, whether donated or trashed. Good luck

  • Homeroad Homeroad on Jan 06, 2020

    The key is to donate everything you do not love. Most of us have a ton of things we really do not need. Start in one room and donate or trash what you don't love. Organize what is left into clear bins with labels. Simplify is the key to organizing.

  • My Family Thyme My Family Thyme on Jan 06, 2020

    I usually make 3 piles: Keep, donate, and trash. I ask myself if I am going to miss there sentimental value. If so, I keep it. If not, I ask myself if it is useful...will someone else use it. If so, donate. If not, I throw it away. I hope this is helpful!

  • Deb K Deb K on Feb 09, 2020

    Hi Joyce, I organize my clothes by season, so all my summer stuff is moved to the back part of the closet, all my winter items are moved to the opening, I have 9 drawers on the dresser, 4 for summer, shorts etc, and 2 for pyjamas, then 1 for junk, which I have to clean for 1 undies and one for socks, when my drawers or closet seem too full, I know it's time to clean and donate items.

  • Homeroad Homeroad on Feb 13, 2020

    You need 3 bins, 1 for donate, 1 for keep, and 1 for trash. Start by deciding if you love it or not, if you do you keep it, if you can do without it then donate it.