The Ultimate Closet Cleanout: Say Goodbye to Fashion Regrets

Ever stared at your overflowing closet and felt completely overwhelmed, wondering how you accumulated so many clothes yet still feel like you have nothing to wear? I was you a few years back till I figured out how to break out of that cycle and I’ll show you how for free (you’re welcome!)

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If you’re reading this, you’re probably an impulse buyer who’s had buyer’s remorse and given out clothes without wearing them.

You can avoid all these if you have an organized wardrobe and the first step to organizing your wardrobe is to declutter.

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Closet cleanouts can seem like a daunting task, but I can assure you that it’s worth it. It took me quite a while to learn how to purge my closet and I’m more than glad I did.

Think of it as a fun and transformative journey where you sort through your wardrobe, rediscover forgotten gems, and make space for new favorites.

I’ll be giving you five (5) steps to follow for the ultimate closet cleanout. Let’s get to it.

Step 1: Set Achievable Goals

Going into the process with a clear goal in mind makes it less overwhelming. While the ultimate goal is to declutter your closet, people declutter for different reasons so the results will differ as well.

So, set your goals according to what you hope to achieve.

Step 2: Make Out Time

Depending on the size of your closet, cleanouts may take days to complete so you have to map out time when you’d be free at a stretch so you can start and finish without having to break the process.

Breaking the process can wear you out and you might end up halting the entire operation.

Step 3: Start Cleanouts by Removing Worn-out Clothes

Sort through your clothes for pieces that are faded, torn, or dull. You shouldn’t be caught wearing those so do away with them.

Those are not pieces to be given out either, throw them in the bin.

Step 4: Give out Clothes You don’t Wear

Sort through your clothes for pieces you no longer wear, probably because you’ve outgrown them or you’re just no longer feeling the vibe.

Ensure they’re in good condition to be given away. If they’re that much you can add it to other items and organize a yard sale.

Step 5: Get Rid of Duplicates

Every fashion piece in your closet must do something different, this is the cardinal rule of closet cleanouts. Stop taking up valuable space by having identical pieces in three or four places.

I can assure you that you don’t need two pink pants that are the same length and texture, one’s gotta go. Everything extra just takes up space unnecessarily.

Unless of course, certain activities like work requires you to wear a uniform then you can have duplicates.


Note that it might take more than one cleanout session over a stretch of time to get the wardrobe of your dreams.

I hope you found this helpful.

Do well to share with your friends and family via social media.

Yours stylishly!

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