Downsizing Your Closets Before a Move
Making time for a move can be stressful. Not just all the planning and packing but also figuring out what to keep and what to toss. This is an opportune time to get rid of things you haven’t used in a long time or even forgot about. Not only will be mean fewer boxes to pack and load but it also means you’ll get a chance to clear unnecessary clutter from your life.
In this post, we’re looking at some easy steps to help you clear out and minimize all the clothing in your closets.
When’s the last time you opened your closet door and actually like what you saw? For most of us, the closet is the place where despite all efforts to fold and organize – we just simply stuff all of our clean laundry, pants, shirts, shoes, belts, socks, and more.
One trending idea for closets is to reduce them down to minimalist levels. This is super easy on the eyes and can bring a sense of calm when all the clutter is removed.
While we can’t all have Pinterest-worthy closet layouts, there is a lot you can do now – at your old place to make keeping your closets in order at your new home a breeze.
Plus when you know where everything is and can see the full layout of your wardrobe it also makes it easier and quicker to get ready in the mornings.
Here’s how to get started.
Take Everything Out
This may seem like a giant undertaking and a mess you don’t want to make –but if you’re going to be packing boxes for moving this mess was going to happen anyway. Take out every last item from your closet. Empty it completely and then start the sorting process. Anything that is ripped, tattered and from so long ago the elastic bands have dried up – toss it!
Consider Seasonal Storage
If you’ve never changed your closet out for the seasons, it may be time to think about this. Many people will remove summer clothing items in winter and pack them in a storage bin or other closet to free up space and it can work wonders when you want to maintain a clean aesthetic.
Stop Buying Multiples
One of the easiest ways to shave down the size of your closet is to keep just one of everything on hand. Unless you absolutely need it – stray away from buying a dress in four different colors or the same belt and shoes when you will likely only use one pair.