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How to Organize a Closet in 5 Steps


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Closet with Fold Out Doors from Domino Magazine

Closet with Fold Out Doors from Domino Magazine

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Closets are finite spaces so choose wisely when giving up valuable real estate and be prepared to separate your clothes into distinct piles:
  • Toss
  • Keep

It's important to focus on what you want to "keep" at first rather than what you want to "toss." Be a brutal critic here--if something is just so-so, you will probably not wear it, therefore it's not worth the closet real estate.

Ask yourself these 3 questions:

  1. Do you love it?
  2. Do you wear it?
  3. Does it project the image you want to project? (I love this question via organizing guru Julie Morgenstern)

If the answer is YES to all 3, then you can confidently place that item into the Keeper pile. Congrats to that item! If you're having trouble letting go of something, consider reading 5 Steps to Stop Hoarding


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