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How To Do A Closet Detox

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Who wouldn’t want a closet full of pieces which you love? Never having a “I don’t have anything to wear moment” again. Let 2018 be the year when you discover your style and build a closet which reflects it. Begin with a closet detox ...


Prepare:
Have some trash bags or bins ready. Create piles clothes according to the category: Dresses, Jeans, Tops, Skirts, Sweaters, etc.  
  • Pick a category (e.g dresses, sweaters, skirts, etc.) and start assessing the items you have. It is a lengthy process but you have to do it. Divide them in the following piles
    1. Toss - If you haven’t worn in in the past year, or doesn’t fit you any more and you do not like it much it has to go. If it is in a good quality you can sell it or else it has to go.
    2. Maybe - If you like something but are not sure about it. If something is in great condition but requires a little alterations can go in this pile.
    3. Back in closet - Everything you wear frequently, all your investment pieces (leather jacket, LBD, etc.), the jeans that fit you well - they all can go back into your closet.
  • Repeat this process for each category.

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  • Now its time to organize. Use this detox process to make your closet easily accessible and visually appealing. 
    1. You can either organize the closet by color or by category. For example, if you choose to organize by category - dresses: Then you can organize the dresses further by the color. It sounds excessive and time consuming but once done will make your life so much easier.
    2. Do not hang the bulky items such as jeans and sweaters. Fold them up and use shelf riser or sections to store them.
    3. Use clear drawers to store your shoes, or label them for easy access. If you have the time you can also take pictures of the shoes and stick them in front of the box so you know what’s inside.
    4. Store your jewelry in clear boxes and hang the necklaces either on hooks or jewelry stands because unless you see it, you will probably not get to use them as much.
    5. Last but not the least organize your under garments so that they do not lose their shape and form. Preferably flat lay them, and stack them horizontally for easy access.

No matter what size of closet you have, going through this process and really considering what you need to toss or keep, and how you want to store it, will help you build a closet you will love all seasons.

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34 comments

  1. Good advice. I rarely have enough in one category to do that sort of a detox but I know a lot of people who do. I usually do a "what fits" thing as it seems my weight is always fluctuating. I take out all my clothes that are packed away and the ones in my closet and swap them around based on what fits lol. It's like getting a new wardrobe every once in a while, but it's really my old clothes lol

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  2. This is such great advice! I love organizing and love to learn how other people do it!

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  3. I just did a major closet detox - 6 lawn + leaf bags later I'm feeling so good about getting ready for Spring!

    xx, Danielle | Pineapple & Prosecco

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  4. I'm listening carefully to your advice because I need to do this. My closet (which is actually an entire room) is filled with thrift-store purchases which, because they were so cheap, I bought and bought. The collection needs to be curated/edited/fancy-word-meaning-sorted. I'm sure this would be helpful because I've reached the point where I don't even know what I own anymore. Thanks for the tips.

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  5. All about closet detoxing! Hate mine being a mess or having items I don't wear. Great tips lady!

    xo Laura Leigh
    www.louellareese.com

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  6. Just did this to my closet and it was THE BEST feeling ever! Such great tips for a closet detox!
    x, B || www.brianaanderson.com

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  7. I absolutely LOVE a good closet purge! I try and do one before Spring and one before Fall!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

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  8. Such great tips! I reallyyyyy need to do this ASAP!

    xx Rebecca // www.rebeccapiersol.me

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  9. It's always good to routinely clean things out!

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  10. Totally snagging this Jean hanging idea! I love it.

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  11. I had a small laugh when you had to tell me to "start assessing." It is as if you have been in my closet!

    This sounds like a very good system, thank you for sharing.

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  12. Tops & dresses, in addition to by color, you can further group them by sleeve length. This has helped me tremendously.

    ~ Ramya

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  13. I just finish cleaning out my closet yesterday and you gave out great tips on organizing your closet. Today is the day I need organize it, so I came to the right post.

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  14. These are great tips for organizing your closet! I totally agree with the tossing clothes you haven't worn in the last year.

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  15. If you only you knew how bad I need to detox my closet!!! These tips are so helpful, and I appreciate them because organization is not my strong suit!

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  16. My closet could probably use a detox right about now!

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  17. These are great tips. I'm struggling with a tiny closet right now -- my fiance was so kind and gave the bigger of our apartment's two closets, but it's still not nearly enough to hold even my basics. It's a struggle to keep it organized.

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  18. A good closet detox would be such a good idea; especially before the spring starts. Good to get rid of what you are no longer using consistently

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  19. Great tips! I am terrible at getting rid of clothes. I tend to set pieces aside and discard if I don’t go for it after 3 months.

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  20. Girl, Loved this article so so so so much! I have my closet organized by color, but I really need to get my hands up on the drawer, because that thing is just so unorganized it hurts to think of it....

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  21. I am blessed with a huge walk in closet. My husband and I each have two rails. Every April, I put all of clothes on the top rail. As we wear them through the year, they are moved to the bottom rail. If, by the following April, they are still up top - it means they haven't been worn and get tossed.

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  22. I really need to do this! Not just because I have a lot of stuff, but I feel like my style has changed and I just really need to get rid of the stuff that I am no longer living for.

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  23. I try to do this a couple times a year! I feel like I'm not buying a lot of new stuff, yet I still have too much! I like the idea of folding jeans to put on a shelf...I might need to try that one!

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  24. I love, love having a clean, organized, unstuffed closet - I can see what's in there. I even (don't laugh) sleeve length and colour code everything - blacks, greys, blues purples, and so on!

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  25. This post is just in time! Thanks for the inspiration. I was hoping to do this before Spring, and this has given me a much needed boost. Brilliant! xo Evelyn, PathofPresence.com

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  26. I try and to this at least once a year and I am always shocked at the amount I am able to purge!

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  27. Some really great advice Tanvi, I really need to go over my closet :)

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  28. I'm participating in a declutter challenge for the year! This will come in handy when it's closet time - actually - why wait, I think you've motivated me to do it now :-)

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  29. Thanks for the tips and motivation to do some closet detox! I regularly donate items from my closet in order to keep it somewhat tidy.

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  30. I am in need of a serious detox, especially in my coat closet. I can barely put stuff away. These are some really great tips, Tanvii!

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  31. These are great tips, I have been needing to detox my closet this post will definitely help!

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