Do you have trouble keeping your closet organized? I know I do! Having to keep up with the condition of your clothes and whether they still fit or not can be a daunting task. Let’s face it, cleaning your closet is overwhelming!

That’s why I have implemented a new plan of action! I have placed three baskets at the bottom of my closet for items that I no longer need. This technique is really helpful with systematically cleaning your closet.

Label your bins to assist with decluttering your closet. Come up with fun names, decorate the labels, or even color code the bins. Do whatever motivates you to get organized! Mine are labeled “Too Small”, “Repair”, and “DONATE”.

1.) Too Small: When I try on a shirt and notice that I have outgrown it or it has shrunk in the dryer, I toss it into the basket labeled “Too Small”. When the bin is full, I go through it and try to find a way to repurpose the materials. If there is nothing that I can do with them and no one else in my home can benefit from them, then I place the clothes into the “Donate” bin.

2.) Repair: Instead of making a pile of items in need of repair on the floor of my closet, I place them in the “Repair” bin. Now, I am much more apt to get them mended and maximize the wear I get out of the clothes.

3.) DONATE: If I have not used or worn an item in the last year, I donate it. Once my “Donate” bin is full, I load it in my car and drive to my nearest Goodwill to pop the trunk and let Goodwill do the rest!

Organizing your closet will inspire you to become more productive in other areas of your life. Plus, the positivity doesn’t stop there. When I donate to Goodwill, I know that the donations I take there are funding their mission of changing lives through education, training and employment. It feels good to contribute to the greater good of the community!