By Caroline Alegado
If you went back to school shopping and don’t have room for all your new clothes,
it’s time to declutter your closet.
1. Start by taking everything out of your closet. It’s best to start fresh.
2. Clean your closet thoroughly before putting any clothes back in it. Once you’ve dusted and wiped your closet, it’s ready to organize.
3. Sort all your clothes into three piles: yes (anything you’ve worn lately, you know fits well, and makes you feel good NOW!), no (anything that doesn’t fit, that you don’t like anymore, or is just out of style), and maybe (anything you’re unsure of).
4. Now that you’ve sorted your clothes into three piles, you should look back at your maybe pile. Go through those clothes and make a final decision. I suggest that you try on those outfits to see how they fit and look on you. Once you’ve put all the maybes into either the yes or no pile, it’s time to clean up.
5. You can take the clothes you don’t want to a consignment store where they sell your clothes for you. While consignment allows you to make some money, donating is also a good option. There are lots of places that will really appreciate your donations.
6. When putting the clothes back in your closet, try organizing them by color or season. This will allow you to know exactly where to find your clothes.
7. Stay on top of your closet by going through it regularly and trying to get rid of something every time you get something new.
8. Make sure to keep the floor clear. Inserting a shoe shelf gets shoes off the floor to a place where they can all be seen.
9. Organize the rest of your closet by hanging hooks for bags and using small baskets for other loose items.
10. By decluttering your closet and only keeping what makes you look and feel good, you are giving yourself a happier and healthier lifestyle.
Submitted by our members as well as teens across the world.