Cracking down on some closet clarity


It’s spring and with the transition to warmer weather clothing, you might find that your closet is a bit of a mess. It’s probably time to give up some clothes that have been collecting dust for quite some time, so if you don’t know where to start, click after the cut for some direction in your closet!

If you find that there are some clothes you never seem to wear, here’s what to do.

1)      Assess your closet. If you don’t remember wearing and subsequently tossing such clothing item in the hamper or in the “dry cleaning” to-do pile for the past 6 months or so, take it out of your closet.

2)      Immediately donate those clothes if you can let go of clothing easily. If not, do it in stages by putting it in a storage box and then donating 6 -12 months later, or otherwise moving it into a garage for seasonal clothing if you wear it only for specific occasions (like ski clothes).

3)      If you can barely fit all of your clothes into your closet with the current setup, consider investing in an Elfa closet, a system of shelves, drawers and clothing bars suited to the contents of your closet.

For those that find that the little things are the most overwhelming, consider a shoe storage bench at the foot of your bed or in the hallway to separate one category of your wardrobe. You can also buy a dresser drawer organizer to organize your underwear, socks and pocket change.

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