Tips on How to Downsize Your Closet

Tips on How to Downsize Your Closet from North Carolina Lifestyle Blogger Adventures of Frugal Mom

If y’all are like me, you could use a little more closet space. Unfortunately, knocking down a wall and creating a bigger closet isn’t an option right now, so getting rid of some of the clothes in my ever-expanding wardrobe seems like the only option. So keep reading for some tips on how to downsize your closet.

On the bright side, there are many attractive benefits of downsizing one’s closet such as more space, decreased decision fatigue, reduced clutter, and less time wasted on digging through piles of clothing I barely wear. However, getting rid of clothing is easier said than done. The process of sorting through which items should stay and which should go can be difficult. Fortunately, these tips on how to downsize your closet can help.

Clear out any unwearable items

Any clothes that are torn, stained, extremely faded, or simply don’t fit have got to go. These items are essentially unwearable and have no business taking up space in your closet.

Unless you’re planning on repairing these damaged items in the near future, I suggest recycling them. Or, if the items are simply too small or too large but are still in good condition, consider donating them for someone else to enjoy.

Be honest with yourself

Now that y’all have gotten rid of all the unwearable items in your wardrobe, it’s time for the hard part. It’s time to get rid of the clothing that we never wear but just can’t seem to say goodbye to. I’m talking about the dress that has been hanging in the back of your closet untouched for over a year that you’re still saving for some unknown occasion.

Let’s be honest—if an item is starting to collect dust in your closet, you can probably live without it. While it may be hard to get rid of perfectly good pieces, they will probably get a lot more use if you donate them. Plus, after a few days, you’ll probably forget all about those unworn items anyway.

Put seasonal items in storage

Another tip on how to downsize your closet is to put seasonal items in storage. Okay, so this tip might be cheating a little, but technically it still involves reducing the number of clothing items in your closet.

Now that summer is in full swing, you don’t need bulky sweaters and puffy coats taking up precious space. By properly storing your winter clothing during the summer—and vice versa when the seasons change—you can effectively cut your wardrobe in half. While this tip doesn’t involve actually getting rid of clothing, it can definitely free up some closet space.

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