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  • Writer's pictureGabby Eckert

Closet Detox!! How to Purge, Clean, and Organize your Closet!

Are you ready to tackle your closet? Let’s purge and clean out your closet together! I’m so excited to share my tops tips on how to purge and clean your closet!

But first, here are just a few of the many benefits of doing a Closet Detox:

1. It is therapeutic to clean and organize! Let’s be real..It feels so good to have a cleaned out and organized closet.

2. Helps solve the “I have nothing to wear” problem

3. Save time getting ready every day

4. Helps you find pieces you may have forgotten about in your closet

5. Limit the overwhelm of having an overly packed wardrobe.

6. Can be awesome for helping your curate your style

7. Saves you money by preventing you from buying more of the same pieces you already have.

Before we begin, make sure you have enough time set aside to

complete the Closet Detox. Make this a relaxing time. Put on some

relaxing music, grab a glass of your favorite drink, and make this a

good and positive experience for yourself. This can actually be a very

therapeutic process.

Let's Get Started:

how to detox your closet

Step 1:

Take everything out of your closet and drawers and put it on your bed. This will force you not to procrastinate as you will have to go to sleep eventually and will need to use your bed. This will also help you to see everything you have and start with clear closet space.

Step 2:

Get rid of the broken hangers! Make sure you have proper hangers for your garments. This is important because you do not want to end up with clothing falling off hangers and creating piles on the floor. Velvet hangers are a fantastic option because they are thin and will keep

the garments from falling. They will also help you save space in your closet while keeping your clothes tidy. I prefer these:

Step 3:

Now that you have the pieces out on your bed, you will want to go through each piece and ask yourself these questions:

  • Is it in good condition? Unless you want to repair the item, let go of all the pieces that are damaged, torn, stained, etc.

  • When was the last time you wore this?

  • Does it fit?

  • Does it make sense in your life? Think about how you spend your time and what you will actually enjoy wearing most.

  • Do these pieces fit with your line of work, hobbies, home life, lifestyle, etc?

  • Do you feel good in it? You want the items in your closet to make you feel beautiful and confident.

  • Does it project the feeling and image that you want to convey?

Step 4:

Based on the answers to these questions, you want to start creating three piles. The first pile will be called the “No Pile.” This pile will go into a box for you to donate or discard the clothing you no longer want. (Please make sure to discard garments properly.) The second pile will be called the “Maybe Pile.” This pile will be pieces that you need to try on and really think about. The third pile will be called the “Keep Pile,” and these will be the clothes you want to put back into your closet. You need to try on every piece in the “Maybe Pile” and the “Keep Pile.” Yes, you read that right. Try on EVERY piece, friend! You want to make sure that the clothing fits you well and that you feel beautiful and confident.

Step 5:

It is time to put everything back in your closet. You want to hang everything up correctly (see hanger suggestion in step 3 if you are in need of hangers) and fold everything up neatly. Make sure to separate your items into sections.

Step 6:


If you would like more guidance and help with the closet Detoxing Process, Download my free PDF Guide here:

cleaning out your closet

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