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Clean Out Your Closets!
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Clean Out Your Closets!

If you're reading this, you probably want to clean out your closets...or at least think you should. Now that you’ve let go of the extra weight, how do you let go of the unwanted things you have shoved in the back? Are you even sure what's in there? Very likely along with the clothes you wear are ones that don't fit and things that are out of style even if they do fit. And shoved behind those are probably some buried treasures you've completely forgotten about and can start enjoying again today - if you clean out your closets!

The very best reason to clean out your closets and create empty space is to physically and physically create room for wonderful new things to come into your life. It works - I guarantee it. So how do you get started?

Clean Out Your Closets

The easiest way to clean out your closets is to take EVERYTHING out. Absolutely everything! But where to put it? Do you have a guest room? If you do, throw everything in there. If you don't, there's the living room, dining room, even the garage. The whole process is much easier if you start from nothing and only add back the things that add value to your wardrobe and life.

If you don't hae a separate room for sorting, the least stressful way to clean our your closet is to do it by sections. Take out about ten items at a time.

You know what you wear all the time. Hang and organize your favorites in your nice, clean empty closet. Do the same with your shoes and bags. It will be so easy to get dressed every day you'll be amazed you were able to do it with a jammed closet!

Find Treasures When You Clean Out Your Closets

Now the fun begins. What's in the guest room? Thrown all over the living room? Buried treasure, that's what! I once found a fabulous cashmere sweater that was fifteen years old and still fit perfectly! Often older clothes were made in America and of a quality impossible to find today. You probably have tailored wool pants or a silk robe you haven't worn for year. Then there's the slinky dress that fits you now that you lost weight without trying.

Take time every day to try on a few things. If you still love them, make room in your closet. If the love is gone, pack them up and send them away to someone who will be delighted to find them in the thrift store. That empty space in your closet is now open and attracting something better to replace it. Just wait....I guarantee something better will be along shortly!


Street Talk

I agree with the taking everything out. only way to start. Good article Jane.

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  about 1 decade ago
C4rmen  

I love this philosophy "out with the old and in with the new". I make an effort to not have clutter around my home because I understand and enjoy the importance of order. Cheers Jane for the article.

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  about 1 decade ago

Good job. even if one has no treasures to find... a less clutter site is much better...

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  about 1 decade ago

Hello Jane, enjoyed your article, I took the big step of doing just that! I found forgotten treasures and threw out half of what was in there. It felt like cleaning out my life for better things to follow. Regards, April

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  about 1 decade ago

I thank the Lord for a good wife. She cleans out mine regularly and to be honest I never miss whatever it is she has tossed.

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  about 1 decade ago
C4rmen  

Haha, I clean out my man's closet occassionally and he thanks me when I do!

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  about 1 decade ago
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