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Cleaning Out Your Closet (the Long Term Plan)

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Sometimes it's hard to distinguish between the clothes you wear and the clothes you like but never wear. Use this method and be on your way to a decluttered closet in 30 days.

When my closet becomes too cluttered, I go in and turn all the hangers (with the clothes on them) backwards. Any item that I wear gets washed and hung back up with a forward facing hanger. At the end of 30 days, any garments that are still on backwards hangers gets donated to good will.

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Added bonus, most goodwills or similar organizations give you receipts for tax writeoff purposes, which when I get a few of, i can use to convince the hubby that I have "saved" us enough to buy a great new outfit emoticon
- Submitted by KMORRIS81 1/5/2011 in Organization | 6 Comments
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LHLADY517 6/10/2011 2:56:00 PM

    I do it in January and go through all the seasons since I only have the one closet and keep all my clothes in there.
NDORRIS 1/6/2011 8:03:00 PM

    Very cool. I like this idea a lot because sometime I get (well let's be honest most of the time) emotionally attached to clothes and I don't even wear them anymore. I've had them for years, but I don't want to give them away. WHY? This is a very good system. Thanks.
SARAHMAC1978 1/6/2011 9:35:00 AM

    I do something similar:

I weed the closet and first get rid of things that I know I don't want, then move the maybes into my guest bedroom closet. If I decide to wear something from the guest closet, it goes back into the main closet. Then, the next time I closet weed, anything still in the guest closet immediately gets put in the Goodwill pile.

Doing it this way, it's easier to see the stuff I do want to wear!
LIGHTNINGRUNNER 1/6/2011 8:15:00 AM

    I love this idea - however I would definitely forget to switch hanger orientation. I think I will pin a safety pin to the item and only remove it when I wear it.
HIKERNJ 1/5/2011 10:05:00 PM

    emoticon think I will try that!
ICANCANTI 1/5/2011 8:13:00 PM

    Great idea!

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