As difficult as 2020 has been for all of us, it sure has taught us the ‘less is more’ philosophy all too well.
The pandemic also gave us all some free time to relax, clean our surroundings and declutter our minds. But if you still haven’t caught up on the clutter-free life, 2021 is giving you that chance. Start by decluttering your closet and you will see how big of a difference it makes for you. Here are some super easy tips for you to get to started:
1. Have a system for tidying up
We’re talking about the process of collecting, choosing, scraping and storing. The first rule of downsizing your closet is to get everything out and then collecting the items of one category at a time.
Make separate piles for dresses, t-shirts, shirts, etc. Choose what goes and what stays by asking yourself if that piece of clothing brings you joy. If not, scrap it, but only after thanking it first. Store all the items that make you happy. Focus on what to keep rather than what to discard. This method will help you see that managing your closet space takes hardly any time at all
2. Allot a specific spot for each category of clothing
The rule is to store all clothes according to category. Plan the wardrobe and find a spot for every category before you start putting your clothes back in. Every item in your house has a home, so make sure you dedicate a space for all the items in your closet too. The crucial aspect of organizing is to return the item to its home when you’re done with its task for the day.
3. Make use of containers
When you start planning your wardrobe, divide your storage space into square compartments and store all that you have in boxes, baskets and trays. Square boxes work as a better option than round boxes as they save more space. Also, it’s best to store things vertically as everything becomes more accessible and visible that way. When you store things inside a drawer or basket, keep darker colored items at the back and lighten ones in the front.
4. Don’t give up
Decluttering is literally like a lifestyle change and you only need to keep at it. No matter how cluttered it looks, don’t ever quit. No matter how much stuff you own, the amount is always finite and you will learn how to make space for everything once you follow the mentioned steps.