Closet Organizing (Part 1)

April 12, 2010 by  

Organizing Closets – Too many clothes and not enough space

Messy closet

Messy closet

With Spring here many of us are spring cleaning, trying to make more room for the summer clothes and are having a terrible time with it.
I have heard from several of my friends lately in regards to their closets.

One of my friends Beth from Plus Size Mommy had this post up and had a dilemma.  Here is her post on Closet Organization or really her Closet Question.

She wondered what to do with all the clothes that do not fit. She is working on losing weight and she presently has some clothes in smaller sizes that she plans on being able to fit into before long – but she doesn’t have the space to store them.

You can’t fit 5 years worth of clothes into a 1 year size closet. It just isnt’ going to work, so something has to go.

The Sort

Take out each piece of clothing and give it about 5-10 seconds to make a decision.

1) Do I LOVE it?

2) Does it FIT?

3) Do I WEAR it?

4) CAN I Wear it? Is it Stained, torn, in need of repair?

What do you DO with them?

If you can answer yes to all of these questions – then put it in your KEEP pile.

If you don’t love it, you don’t wear it or it doesn’t fit – put it in your DONATE pile (Use a white trash bag)

If it is stained or torn or in terrible shape – put it in your TRASH bag (use a black trash bag)

The Down Sizing Dilemma solved

Now, if you are in the process of losing weight and you have clothes that you know you will have to re buy – pick out a couple outfits to keep in that size. The ones you love and are in the best condition. Store those in a plastic clear bin and label them with the size. Get rid of the rest. ¬†Hopefully these are just “passing through” clothes because you will still be going to even a smaller size that you get to buy new clothes for. yippee!

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A Bowl Full of Lemons Getting Organized Challenge – Closets

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2 Responses to “Closet Organizing (Part 1)”
  1. Hm, I thought you snuck into my house and took a photo of my closet! lol I have a few things that need to be donated for sure.

  2. Sandy says:

    I think there are very few people who don’t need a little attention to their closets. It of course is something that also needs routine maintenance. Most of us are so busy in our lives, that closets many times are one of the things that gets put on the back burner (you know…cuz guest don’t go into our closets! LOL)

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