Declutter Your Closet Checklist

If you are looking for a quick way to remove the extra stuff from your bedroom, then this simple declutter your closet checklist is just what you need! Another great tip to have on how to declutter another space in your home.

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Let’s face it, we have a lot of clothes and most of them may not get worn as often as they should. You are probably here because your closet is cluttered and disorganized. This can be frustrating when you’re trying to find something to wear for the day ahead. Today, I am going to help fix all of that with my declutter your closet checklist. It’ll help you get your closet under control in no time so you can create another space you love to be in. So, whether you’re looking to tidy up or want a fresh start, use this guide to get your wardrobe in order.

Declutter Your Closet Checklist

I am a list girl. I find them super helpful in keeping me on track so I do not get distracted. And there is no other room that can be more distracting than a bedroom closet.

Instead of looking at your entire closet as you are working, all you will need to do is focus on one task at a time.

Before you grab your closet checklist, let’s go over each task one at a time so you know exactly the steps you will want to take while cleaning out the excess clothes and accessories.

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#1. Sorting Bins

Before you can start going through your things you will first want to have a place to put them. Please, do not take all the clothes inside of your closet out in order to sort them tossing a huge pile of random things in the middle of your bedroom floor. This is just going to stress you out to the point of no return. Instead, sort your clothes one piece at a time placing them in the basket where it belongs.

What baskets do you need to sort out clothes?

I like to keep things super simple.

  • KEEP – Anything that will be going back into your closet.
  • DONATE – Anything you no longer want or wear.
  • STORE – Out-of-season clothes that you can keep in your bedroom storage area.
  • MAYBE – Anything you are not quite sure you are ready to get rid of yet.
KEEP basket for clothes (1)

#2. Break it Down

Small decluttering sessions are the key to getting more done in your closet. Make a plan to work for 10-20 minutes each day until you are done going through all of your clothing. Set a reminder on your phone so you do not forget. Don’t underestimate how much you can get done in 10 minutes a day. Do this for 6 days and you will have worked a full hour in your closet.

Baby steps, they definitely do work!

#3. Get Busy

Pick an item out of your closet and put it into your sorting area. Let’s go over the basket quickly as a recap.

  • Keep if it is staying
  • Donate if it is leaving.
  • Store anything out of season
  • Maybe if you are not sure.

If you have a lot of hanging clothes to go through, rather than removing each item off the hanger so you can put it into your “Keep” basket, you can set up a “Keep” area in your closet instead. An earmarked area to hold the clothing that is staying as you work your way through.

#4. Clean

Once you have gone through every single thing, take some time to clean your closet before putting the items you are keeping back inside. It is always easier to clean an empty area than it is to clean one that is crammed full from floor to ceiling.

#5. Organize

Use organizers to keep your closet sorted out so you do not have to do this ever again. A few ideas are.

Hanger labels to keep hanging clothes sorted out.

Closet bins for socks, pajamas, tank tops, or other small clothing items.

Hanging organizer to hold sweats, shorts, or sweaters.

Hanging door organizer to hold shoes, shirts, sweats, or pajamas. This is a great way to get more storage in your closet.

See more Closet Organizers Here

#6. Keep it That Way

Be sure to always put your things “all the way away” so your closet and your clothes stay neat and where they belong. Remember, clutter is most often things that have not been put all the way away. Take the time in real-time to put things where they are kept when you are done using them and you will find your closet neat and tidy without much effort.

Bonus Tips for a clutter-free closet

Bonus Closet Tip #1. Keep seasonal clothes somewhere else. If you live in a 4-seasoned area you will want to only keep your current clothing in your closet. This will allow you to free up quite a bit of space giving the clothes you are currently wearing room to breathe.

  • Summer – Store away winter sweaters, outdoor gear, long underwear, etc.
  • Winter – Store away bathing suits, covers, tank tops, shorts, sandals, etc.

Bonus Closet Tip #2. Every time you bring in something new, take out something old to make space for it. This will always ensure you are keeping a minimal wardrobe inside of your closet at all times.

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I hope you are now ready to declutter your closet once and for all. Follow my simple checklist to work through each step one at a time until you have a closet that is super easy to keep neat and put away.

And remember, life is too short to wear clothes you don’t love! So go ahead and use this guide to get started on your journey towards the perfect closet today. Grab your free declutter your closet checklist and get started.

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