Do you suffer from bulging closet? Is it so packed that you are almost afraid to go in there? Do you have clothes jammed onto the rods, squashed together with wire hangers? Maybe you’ve got a couple outfits taking residence on the floor. Eventually the chaos doesn’t just stay in the closet, it begins to creep onto the floor near the bed. Piles of clothes that are even less organized than the scary closet. I’m about to share with you the most important step when you’re organizing your closet… and it’s the step that most people never do… and the step that, when missed, causes everyone to fail.
Having a messy closet (and subsequently floor) makes it almost impossible to get dressed in the morning. It’s not because you haven’t had your morning coffee yet, but because you can’t find anything you want to wear. Truth be told, you don’t even know what clothes you have, it’s been so long since you’ve gotten a good look at them. But there is a light at the end of the tunnel and you can do it yourself.
So are you ready for the most important step? Here it is…. you need to PURGE!
That’s right… you need to get rid of stuff you don’t need before you ever start organizing . First off, take all your clothes, shoes and purses out of your closet so that you can figure out just what is in there. You’ll be amazed at what you find; a velour sweat suit from the 90’s. Jeans from high school that didn’t even fit back then. Or maybe a pair of boots that are so worn there is a hole in the sole. Clothes that not only do you not need, on second look, you probably don’t want anymore.
Solution? Get rid of them so your closet has room to breathe again. The less clothes you have in there, the easier it is to find the ones you love. I’m not going to lie, it’s not an easy task. It might be so overwhelming that you need a little help in figuring out where to start. That’s where a professional organizer comes in. She will help you decide what clothes you want to keep and what you want to get rid of. And a good professional organizer has no judgement about why you needed her in the first place. She’s there to help you put your life back in order.
Once you’re There is an even better reason to clean out your closet, you can donate the clothes you no longer want to your favorite charity. Not only are you helping someone in need, you get the bonus of a tax write-off at the end of the year. Three good reason to clear out that bulging; closet; more room for your clothes, helping those in need, and getting a little something from your taxes.
And let’s face it, you don’t want to be fighting with your clothes before you’ve even had your morning cup of coffee.