How do I declutter a closet?

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  • Chas' Crazy Creations Chas' Crazy Creations on Nov 10, 2019

    I wrote a post on how I cleaned out my closet and organized it that might help you - https://chascrazycreations.com/closet-organization-and-hacks/

  • Scarlet Paolicchi Scarlet Paolicchi on Nov 10, 2019

    Step 1- go through and giveaway what you don't need and don't wear.

    Step 2- install closet shelving/drawers that help you organize what you do have

    Example https://familyfocusblog.com/bedroom-closet-organizers-modular-closets/

  • Hi Pamela - 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

    https://pinkfortitude.com/hoarder/

    PS - We have a FREE eBook with recipes for all of my homemade and all-natural cleaners. You can download it here --> https://pinkfortitude.com/thank#GreenClean

    • Jamie Jamie on Nov 23, 2019

      Try "Tidying" on Netflix really great show for this. I pretty much do her process anyway except thanking my items for their time with me, 😋 But that's cute. I like the concept of that, gratitude in everything is always better.

  • Jen Osterhout Jen Osterhout on Nov 11, 2019

    I have a post about my process for decluttering my tiny linen closet. The concept can be applied to other closets. Perhaps the process can work for your closet too? Good luck! https://everydayoldhouse.com/organize-tiny-linen-closet/

  • Betsy Betsy on Dec 13, 2019

    Hi Pamela: Make 3 piles. One to keep, one to keep maybe, and one to donate. Then, go through the one to keep maybe and put what you want to keep into the one to keep pile and the other stuff into the donate pile. Don't go through that donate pile, once it's gone, it's gone:) Then, get a couple of S hooks and a couple lengths of chain. Put one of the ends of the S hook on the hanging rod and one end of the chain on the bottom of the S hook. Then, put your clothes on a hanger and put one hanger in every 2nd or 3rd link of the chain. This way, you're hanging things vertically and have more room.


    Good luck

  • Homeroad Homeroad on Jan 06, 2020

    I would begin by removing everything from a closet. Make 3 piles, DONATE, TRASH, and KEEP. Only put back what you really want. Use clear bins with labels and hangers that are all the same. The secret to decluttering is to only keep what you love.

  • 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 it...is 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!

  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on Jan 23, 2020

    Pull everything out and then install a cabinet organizer. There are many available on the market. You will need someone to help you install but once done you will be amazed at the results. Measure the length of your closet and start shopping.

  • 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. Clutter weighs you down. You won't believe how good you feel when you get rid of half of the clutter.

  • Lindsay Aratari Lindsay Aratari on Feb 29, 2020

    I would make piles of things you want to keep, toss, and donate and then get some bins/baskets for helping to organize the things you're keeping

  • Deb K Deb K on Mar 01, 2020

    Hi Pamela, sort out what you want to keep, donate and toss what you no longer want, put an organizer in your closet and stick to it when putting items away. Hope this helps you out

  • Philipp Philipp on Mar 18, 2020

    I do like to toss everything into a pile and deal with a piece of clothing one by one. Sort them into those I want to keep, those that are ruined beyond repair, and those that can be donated - still in a good state (no holes, threads) but wouldn't feel right to throw away.

  • Homeroad Homeroad on Aug 15, 2021

    Start by removing everything from the closet. Toss what you don't need and use plastic organizers with labels to organize what you are saving. Use hooks on the walls to hang backpacks, bags or other hanging objects. Keep the floor clean, use a shoe rack or large basket for shoes. :)

  • Chloe Crabtree Chloe Crabtree on Nov 20, 2021

    Empty the closet and only put back imm those items that you have worn in the past year. This is a good way to begin.