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Every season like clockwork I like to give my closet a little refresh. There's nothing quite as soothing as decluttering and getting rid of items you don't use. I saw this closet cleaning tip a few years ago and it has always stuck with me. I use this technique every season to declutter and organize for the upcoming months.
1. TAKE EVERYTHING OUT
Yes, every single last item, even things you know you will be keeping for sure, take them out. Your closet should be nothing but dust bunnies.
If your closet is like mine and has various shelving/carpeting etc. You may just want to give it a quick wipe down - you may think it's clean until you actually clean it ;)
3. SORT ITEMS INTO PILES
Go through every single item and form three piles - keep, maybe, and no. Once you've gone through everything I normally break down the no pile even further into what I can sell and what I will donate.
At this point after I've established the three (really four) piles, I will start organizing and hanging/folding the keep items back into my closet to get those out of the way. Once the keep pile is organized I go through the maybes, these are always a tough one for me, I always seem to find excuses to keep things! But you have to be tough! If you've either never worn the item, or haven't in years, or it's damaged - GET RID OF IT! Trust me you will feel much more refreshed with it gone. Once you have your last keeps from the maybe pile organize them back into the mix.
Doing this every few months makes me feel organized and ready for a new fresh season! Try it!