The idea of living a simplified, uncluttered life with less stuff sounds attractive to many. They have considered the benefits of owning fewer possessions: less to clean, less debt, less to organize, less stress, more money and energy for their greatest passions. They are ready to get their closet organization in order but some get quickly tripped up by the very next question… where in the world do I begin?
Many begin to feel overwhelmed, anxious, and defeated around the idea of decluttering their homes. The decluttering journey does not need to be as painful as some make it out to be. In fact, there are a variety of people who have come up with some pretty fun, creative ways to get started.
6 Easy Steps For Clutter Free Closets in Kansas City
Taming a closet full of clutter doesn’t have to be a fearful thing. It can be overwhelming, and for some it may seem like a feat of herculean proportions, taking weeks if not decades. Our minds, however, are exaggerating just a bit. Decluttering a closet doesn’t have to be so intimidating or an arduous a process.
Here’s how to do it, simply.
Set aside some time, and get some boxes. You might need a couple of hours. Or a few, if your closet is huge. Set aside an evening, if you have time in the evenings, or half a weekend day. Get boxes ready. You might need half a dozen or more, depending on how much stuff you have.
Take EVERYTHING out, empty it into a pile. Yes, all of it. Alternatively, you could choose to do this one section at a time, which could be less overwhelming - but it’ll take a few extra steps, as you’ll have to repeat these steps for each section. Either way works.
Quickly sort into 3 piles. Do not dilly dally, or sit on the fence about items. Be ruthless. Here are the choices: KEEP, TOSS/DONATE, or MAYBE. The maybe is only if you really really have a hard time deciding - you’ll put these in a box and store them for 6 months, getting rid of them after that time if you never needed them. The keep pile is for stuff you really love and actually use - if you haven’t used it for 6 months or more, put it in the toss pile. OK, 12 months for seasonal clothes (such as winter coats). If you have trouble getting rid of things for sentimental or other emotional reasons, perhaps focus on living now, in the present. All you need is to make the most of this moment, right now. And when you do that, you realize you don’t need any of these possessions.
Deal immediately with the other piles. Take the ‘MAYBE’ pile (I hope you kept this pile small) and put it into a box or two. Label it ‘ Maybe’, with that days date. Store it somewhere out of sight, and don’t open it for 6 months. (and if you don’t use in 6 months then toss or donate it) Take the ‘TOSS’ pile, and put it into boxes - this is stuff you’ll donate to charity, stuff you’re going to give to friends, or maybe other stuff you’ll sell in a yard sale or on eBay.
Now all you have left is your ‘Keep‘ pile, organized and sorted.. This should be much simpler to reorganise and fit back into your closet. Once you have reached this stage, however, you may find it a good time to reassess at your overall closet design and space. Could it use a revamp, redesign or an upgrade to help you keep it well organized and decluttered? An upgrade also improves the value of your home. Once you know exactly what items you have left it will make it much easier to plan a great design to suit you needs now and into the future. It’s a great time to be taking that next step. When considering an upgrade, it is recommended to source the assistance of a qualified consultant to get the most out of your closet organization upgrade.
Putting Together Your Closet System
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Breathe, and bask in the glory of your beautiful new custom designed closet. Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea or even a glass of wine, and just admire your Life uncluttered!