loader image
5 Steps On How To Declutter Your Closet

5 Steps On How To Declutter Your Closet

Home & Design | June 25, 2020
  • 1

Before building a new wardrobe, make sure to clear up some space for it first

I’ve talked about it in length on how to be a conscious consumer and building a forever wardrobe but I wasn’t able to talk about the grueling closet purge that happened before that. As a fashion lover, I found it really hard to give up pieces especially when I can imagine being paired up into new looks. But I agreed that building a forever wardrobe means that in every new purchase I do I need to get rid of one thing in my closet too. I had to start from scratch as I had so many clothes that accumulated in my eight years working in fashion. And as much as it was sad to let some pieces go, the satisfaction in seeing an organized and purposeful closet and a clearer, less cluttered living space felt even better. So here are the steps that can get you started into overhauling your closet:

1. Find a big enough space for the purging

This first step is important because the idea is to be as organized as possible and this space will contain different piles of clothes by the end of it.

 

Make sure you have ample space to lay it all out.

2. Gather all your items in a whole pile

And by ALL, I mean everything, even if it’s a candy bracelet that your ex gave you when you were in high school. We need to reevaluate the purpose of each item before we can move forward.

Leave no item behind.

3. Assign areas for To Keep and To Donate/Sell piles

There will be pieces you’d like to keep forever. Like, no questions asked, I’m keeping my Jacquemus pieces because they are classic and collectable pieces. Those pieces I placed in the Keep pile. Trendier pieces, that although are cyclical, I get rid of especially if one, they don’t fit me anymore; or two, won’t uphold the classic attribute of my future pieces. Also, if your To Keep pile is still too big, always reevaluate!

Be judicious. Be, be judicious.

4. Figure out what you’ll do with the To Donate/To Sell piles

My compulsiveness told me to just donate everything because the clutter was too overwhelming. But in your case, it might be different. And earning back 30-0% of what you paid for is always a good exchange. Apps like Carrousel are quite helpful and very straight forward. You can also message vintage Instagram stores to consign your pieces, but of course, margins become smaller. When it comes to donating pieces, be considerate and make sure that the pieces are still wearable.

Make smart decisions in giving away your once treasured pieces.

5.  Organize and plan

Arrange everything by clothing type (top, trousers, shorts etc.). I bought myself a clothes rack to let my closet breathe especially with bigger pieces that need to be hung. Once you do this, you can see what else is missing in your closet and what you can add in the future. Remember that purging your closet doesn’t mean that you’re leaving space for future clutter. It symbolizes a better and more conscious way moving forward.

Arrange pieces in an orderly manner and reap the benefits of an organized closet. | Photo from Money Crashers

Related Articles

OneMega.com is your all-in-one access pass to exclusive content from a wide variety of lifestyle experts, thought leaders, influencers and leading content creators here in the Philippines and around the world. OneMega.com is a prestige media brand of One Mega Group, Inc.

ONEMEGA EDITORIAL TEAM

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Marga Medrano-Tupaz
CREATIVE DIRECTOR Suki Salvador
DIGITAL CONTENT EDITOR Maica Jose
JR ASSOCIATE EDITOR Diane Nicole Go
BRAND ASSISTANT Bianca Lagman
BOOKING ASSOCIATE Marc Louisse Esguerra
FINAL ARTISTS Eric Gallego, Mark Villanueva
PUBLISHER Archie Carrasco

CONTRIBUTORS

FASHION Amina Arañaz-Alunan Jojie Lloren Robby Carmona Patty Ang Candy Dizon Francis Libiran | BEAUTY Dr. Vicky Belo Kim Reyes-Palanca Marie Lozano Firas Abboud Jude Hipolito and Rose Velasco (JuRo) Jigs Mayuga | LUXURY Bianca Salonga JP Tuason Jeanette Ipapo-Tuason Marlon Stöckinger | TRAVEL Vern Enciso Ferdi Salvador Marie Field-Faith | TECH & GADGETS Carlo Ople Enrique Miranda Gerry Sy | HOME & DESIGN Geewel Fuster Kitty Bunag Tessa Alindogan Vianca Favila | BUSINESS & CAREER Franco Saycon Venus Navalta Eric Dee Dr. Z Teo Pinky Tobiano Atty. Connie Aquino | ENTERTAINMENT Girlie Rodis MJ Marfori G3 San Diego Georcelle Dapat Sy / G-Force | FOOD & ENTERTAINING Aüa Chino Hernandez Happy Ongpauco-Tiu Nina Daza-Puyat Robby Goco JJ Yulo | PARENTING Cat Arambulo-Antonio Paulyne Fermin Michelle Aventajado Jerika Ejercito Aguilar Celine Gabriel Lim | FITNESS & WELLNESS Nadine Tengco Harvie de Baron Sara Black Arnold Aninion Teresa Herrera Anthon Tanya Aguila Simon Greatwich | WEDDINGS Marbee Shing-Go Amanda Tirol Charisse Tinio Jason Magbanua Gideon Hermosa Robert Blancaflor | YOUTH Chris Nick Milka Romero Miko Tiu Laurel Janeena Chan

ONE MEGA GROUP, INC.

VP for CONTENT & CREATIVES Suki Salvador
PRESIDENT & CEO Archie Carrasco
FOUNDING CREATIVE DIRECTOR Lorraine Belmonte
FOUNDER Sari Yap

ADVERTISING

SALES DIRECTOR Carmelli Daet
DIGITAL SALES MANAGER Maureen Alexis Busto
ACCOUNT MANAGERS Pauline Mata, Chloe Tapucar, Jasmine Co Leng, Ivan Panganiban, Akiko Sakamoto,  Alyssa Lescano, Christine Dabu
SR ADVERTISING IMPLEMENTER ASSOCIATE AND IMPLEMENTOR Anikah Chua

CREATIVE SERVICES

CREATIVE SERVICES SUPERVISOR Kristoff Sison,
COPYWRITERS Stephanie Ferrer, Peaches Garcia, Jeronne De Villa
MULTIMEDIA ARTISTS Zion Santos, Thea Uy, Gari Rivera
BOOKING ASSOCIATE Marc Louisse Esguerra

PRODUCTION

PRODUCTION AND STUDIO MANAGER Ed Simon
PHOTOGRAPHERS Floyd Jhocson, Miguel Abesamis, Kieran Punay
FINAL ARTISTS Eric Gallego, Mark Villanueva
CAMERMAN JR Ramirez

SOCIAL MEDIA AND MARKETING

MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER John Paras
SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER Emina Sotto
COMMUNITY MANAGER Laura Barber
CHANNEL MANAGER Faye Ramirez
AD & PROMO MANAGER Brent Castro
PR AND EVENTS MANAGER Marje Davantes
COPYWRITER / SOCIAL MEDIA ASSISTANT Rowan Palomares

MIS

MANAGER Harvey Medina
SR. WEB DEVELOPER Carlo Tumaliuan