5 Tips And 25 Ideas To Declutter Your Closet

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How can you understand that it’s time to declutter your wardrobe? First of all, it can be full of clothes you no longer wear, second, you can’t find what you need for a long time, third, there are too many items and your clothes get wrinkled. Let’s whip your wardrobe back in shape!

Ask Yourself Some Questions

Do you love it? Do you wear it? Does it project the image you want? Does it itch or scratch? Does it pinch your toes? Are the heels too high to walk in? Is it moldy? Smelly? Stained? Does it still fit? Even if you love it, do you want to wear it in front of other people? Be a brutal critic. If necessary, enlist a friend to tell you if something is wrong for you. Closet space is limited, so don’t waste your prime real estate on something you’re not crazy about. Even if clothes have sentimental value or you think you can wear them some day – who knows when that someday will be? If an item is too special to let go, like a wedding dress, find a place to store it other than your closet (display it in a special box, for example).

Also get rid of anything which is difficult to wear, for example because it needs to be ironed every five minutes or requires a particular type of underwear you don’t even own. Finally, look at what you have multiples of and narrow this down – for example, if you have six ‘useful’ white T-shirts, get rid of any that are greying or scruffy.

a closet with sheer drawers and shoe shelves, a makeshift closet and shelves for bags and boxes for storage

a closet with sheer drawers and shoe shelves, a makeshift closet and shelves for bags and boxes for storage

a comfortable white closet with lit up shelves and glass doors, with space for every type of clothes and shoes and a dresser for accessories

a comfortable white closet with lit up shelves and glass doors, with space for every type of clothes and shoes and a dresser for accessories

a cool wardrobe with open compartments, sheer and usual drawers, open shelves and boxes for storing things

a cool wardrobe with open compartments, sheer and usual drawers, open shelves and boxes for storing things

a cute white closet with drawers, boxes, open storage compartments, a wardrobe with glass doors that is lit up

a cute white closet with drawers, boxes, open storage compartments, a wardrobe with glass doors that is lit up

a glam walk-in closet done in white with many open storage compartments for everything, clear drawers to see what's inside and boxes for storage

a glam walk-in closet done in white with many open storage compartments for everything, clear drawers to see what's inside and boxes for storage

Store Occasionwear Separately

Make sure that the clothes you are wearing most can be easily reached and found and is hanging in the most comfrotable spot. As with holiday clothes, special occasion attire can be stored away from your everyday wardrobe – after all, a ballgown takes up a significant amount of room, and probably only gets worn once a year at most! Pack special occasion items away carefully using acid-free tissue paper to keep them in perfect condition. Make sure the box is clearly labelled so you know exactly what’s in there, before stowing away on a high up shelf or above a wardrobe.

a makeshift closet with a shelf for bags and a long dresser for smaller things and accessories used for shoes, too

a makeshift closet with a shelf for bags and a long dresser for smaller things and accessories used for shoes, too

a neutral Scandinavian closet with a holder for clothes, a shelf for bags, a shelf with shoes, a sleek white dresser and boxes

a neutral Scandinavian closet with a holder for clothes, a shelf for bags, a shelf with shoes, a sleek white dresser and boxes

a practical and organized wardrobe with clothes holders, clear and usual drawers, open shelves with shoes and bags is super cool

a practical and organized wardrobe with clothes holders, clear and usual drawers, open shelves with shoes and bags is super cool

a shoe rack with open shelves, drawers and an open comartments for tall boots is a very cool idea with much organization

a shoe rack with open shelves, drawers and an open comartments for tall boots is a very cool idea with much organization

a simple makeshift closet with a double hanging shoe shelf and a dresser for small things next to it is a cool idea

a simple makeshift closet with a double hanging shoe shelf and a dresser for small things next to it is a cool idea

Evaluate Your Clothes Seasonally

Take everything out of the closet. Then, wipe down the shelving, dust, and vacuum. Do a quick purge of anything you’re going to donate and items that need altering or dry cleaning. Put everything back in the closet hanging and sorting by color with most-worn items in front. Take alterations and cleaning to the tailor and dry cleaner; bring donations to the resale shop or your charity of choice. Do a thorough closet sweep once a season, or monthly if you live in an apartment with limited closet space.

a small and comfortable closet with an open clothes holder, open compartments for bags, accessories and makeup and drawers

a small and comfortable closet with an open clothes holder, open compartments for bags, accessories and makeup and drawers

a small and narrow white walk-in closet with holders for clothes, open shelves for shoes, drawers for smaller stuff is cool and organized

a small and narrow white walk-in closet with holders for clothes, open shelves for shoes, drawers for smaller stuff is cool and organized

a small and stylish closet with holders, drawers, open shelves for shoes and bags and wooden boxes to match the space

a small and stylish closet with holders, drawers, open shelves for shoes and bags and wooden boxes to match the space

a small and stylish wardrobe with several drawers, an open compartment for hats and some cubbies for storing small stuff

a small and stylish wardrobe with several drawers, an open compartment for hats and some cubbies for storing small stuff

a practical closet design

a practical closet design

Maximize Storage Space

Are you taking advantage of your closet’s nooks and crannies? You can fit more by maximizing the storage space available by purchasing the best closet storage products. Utilize the closet door by installing hooks and hanging your most-worn jewelry and scarves at eye-level. Consider adding inexpensive shelving if your closet doesn’t already have it or use hanging drawers and shoe organizers to make the most of your space.

a stylish makeshift closet with baskets for storage on top and an additional white dresser for smaller things under it

a stylish makeshift closet with baskets for storage on top and an additional white dresser for smaller things under it

a stylish vintage-inspired closet with drawers, clothes holders, open shelves for storign shoes and boxes plus a cool chandelier and an ottoman

a stylish vintage-inspired closet with drawers, clothes holders, open shelves for storign shoes and boxes plus a cool chandelier and an ottoman

a stylish walk-in closet with a makeshift closet, open shelves for jumpers and shoes, a dresser for small stuff is veyr cool

a stylish walk-in closet with a makeshift closet, open shelves for jumpers and shoes, a dresser for small stuff is veyr cool

a vintage-style wlak-in closet with a dresser, a vintage mirror and accessories holders, long clothes holders and open shelves for shoes, bags and clothes

a vintage-style wlak-in closet with a dresser, a vintage mirror and accessories holders, long clothes holders and open shelves for shoes, bags and clothes

a walk-in closet with a couple of dressers, an open shelf for shoes, a holder for clothes and a mirror plus accessories storage

a walk-in closet with a couple of dressers, an open shelf for shoes, a holder for clothes and a mirror plus accessories storage

Know Where You’ll Donate Clothes

It’s easier to declutter your closet if you know where you’ll be donating your clothing ahead of time. This way, once you are done decluttering and purging your wardrobe, you can quickly whisk the items off to a deserving recipient making the process much easier. Make a donation bin, bag, or basket right in your closet. This allows you to declutter your closet and toss items you no longer want whenever you happen upon them and reduces time you might need to check your closet each month.

a walk-in closet with open shelves, holders for clothes, open shoe shelves, shelves with boxes and drawers for small things

a walk-in closet with open shelves, holders for clothes, open shoe shelves, shelves with boxes and drawers for small things

a walk-in closet with open shoe and bag shelves and long holders for clothes plus boxes on top and a dresser for small things

a walk-in closet with open shoe and bag shelves and long holders for clothes plus boxes on top and a dresser for small things

a welcoming contemporary closet with a long holder, open shelves for storing things and boxes, open storage compartments for shoes and drawers

a welcoming contemporary closet with a long holder, open shelves for storing things and boxes, open storage compartments for shoes and drawers

an open dresser for bags and wallets, its top is used for storing small clutches and accessories on statuettes and trays is a glam idea

an open dresser for bags and wallets, its top is used for storing small clutches and accessories on statuettes and trays is a glam idea

an organized closet with clothes holders, open shelves and clear and usual drawers plus boxes with shoes is a stylish idea

an organized closet with clothes holders, open shelves and clear and usual drawers plus boxes with shoes is a stylish idea