You ever come back home from a long day of shopping and realize that you don’t have any space in your closet for your new things? Even your dresser drawers are filled to the brim. At this point, you realize a change needs to be made.
And by change I mean giving up some of those pieces that you haven’t worn, let alone, touched in years. Those pieces that are just taking up unnecessary space in your closet that is much needed.
No, closet clean out’s aren’t easy. They can be very overwhelming and time consuming especially when you have a ton of clothes and shoes over flowing your closet space. But it’s definitely possible and can be completed in just 5 simple steps!
Keep reading to learn about our closet clean-out process.
Step 1: grab 3 bins or garbag bags and label them “Keep”, “Give Up” and “Maybe”
Organization is key when it comes to cleaning out your closet! Being able to determine what pieces are going and staying will help you to save lots of time and stress.
Step 2: Start from one side of your closet and gradually move to the other side
Pull out each piece of clothing, try it on and ask yourself, “Will I ever wear this?”. If your answer is no, toss it in the “give up” bin. If you’re answer is yes, place it in the “keep” bin. If you have no idea and want to think on it, drop it in the “maybe” bin. Try not to spend no more than 5 minutes on the decision process of each piece. Depending on the size of your closet and the amount of clothing you own, it will take a few hours to finish.
Step 3: After deciding what you’re going to keep, hang each item back in your closet and organize them by like pieces (ex. shirts with shirts)
At this point, your closet should be empty. If you completed the first 2 steps correctly, then you’ll be able to easily determine what pieces are to be hung back in your closet and organized.
Step 4: Create a shopping list of the items you need in order to fill the gaps in your wardrobe
Now that you know what you’re keeping, you can decide what gaps you need to fill in your wardrobe. Go back to your “Maybe” bin and see if any of those pieces can be paired with anything in your closet. This will make it easier for you to determine what to keep and if it can actually be worn with something you already own. From there, you’ll be able to determine what other pieces are needed to complete your wardrobe and add them to your shopping list.
Step 5: Complete steps 1 through 4 with a professional like SophisticatedChic!
The inability to let go and get rid of things that you don’t necessarily need can be an issue when cleaning out your closet alone. Over the years, you may have grown emotionally attached to your clothes because they bring back so many memories or were given to you by someone special. This makes it that much harder to let it go. But with help from SophisticatedChic, we’ll be able to educate you on what pieces you should and shouldn’t keep based on your needs, body type and everyday lifestyle.
A closet clean out should never be done alone. Contact us to for a FREE 15 minute consultation and schedule your first closet clean out today!
Styled by: @sophisticatedchicbrand
Photographer: Crystal Brooks @crystalaegeanb