Closet Clean Out Tips to Help You Clean Out Your Closet Like a Pro

Closet Clean Out Tips to Help You Clean Out Your Closet Like a Pro

Cleaning out your closet can be a super stressful task. But not anymore, Jen Rowe, a professional organizer and owner of NEAT Toronto, told InStyle Magazine her best tricks for getting the job done right. There are so many reasons that people keep old clothing; hope of fitting into them again, emotional connections, or a hope to wear the intimating fashion statement.

So Rowe says the first step is to take everything out of your closet. We stuff so much into our closets it is impossible for us to really see it all at once. So pull it ALL out. Take it off the hangers, out the drawers, off the shelves. Rowe says this is the best way to start the elimination process. This way you can see everything your wardrobe has to offer, the hidden gems, the basics, and the  fashion mistakes.

Now that everything is out in the open, start sorting them into categories; tops, denim, workout, etc. This gives you some structure when you start actually going through everything otherwise it can get overwhelming. Then create your discard zone, this zone will be split into three piles; to donate (no holes but not worth a lot of money), to consign (get quality, worth money), and to trash (holes, stains, stretched out, and gross). You can even make some signs circa. Sex and the City the Movie.

You can now start thinking about the critical criteria for evaluating each item. Make a list of criteria that each item needs to meet in order to be kept. Individually, hold each item and determine if it meets these criteria. Rowe says “Consider if an item is your best, your favorite, or necessary.” She says “If it doesn’t fall into one of these categories, consider parting ways with it and put it into the appropriate discard zone.” You don’t have to make the decision right away so if you need more time to decide if you still want the item put it to the side and take more time.

Congrats! You’ve officially made your closet smaller! Now the challenge is to maintain it. Rowe recommends the one in/one out rule. This “means that you don't bring more items into your home unless you're intending to part with an equal number,” This will help you maintain your wardrobe and help make sure it doesn’t get out of hand again.

Now take all your designer plus size clothing you want to consign and send to Resell XL. Request a FREE shipping label and get all those clothes out of your house. Plus, you can even make some money while doing it.

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