How to Clean Out Your Closet


Does just the thought of cleaning out your closet make you anxious?

If so, then we’ve got a plan for you. The initial time investment will be about an hour or two, depending on how much you have.  Though that might seem like a lot, an organized closet will help you save both time and money. After following this plan, you’ll know exactly what you do have, so it will become easier to find outfits and determine what purchases you may need to complete your wardrobe.

Here’s the plan:

  1. Separate the clothes, shoes, and accessories you haven’t worn in the past year from the rest of your closet. As a general rule, if you haven’t worn something in a year, you probably won’t wear it next year, either.
  2. Divide these items into three piles:
    • Donate: the following are a few places where you can donate your clothes in DC.
    • Resell: the following are a few places where you can resell in DC.  Click the links to see their reselling policy, what they accept, and when they accept it.
    • Trash: and we don’t necessarily mean in your garbage can.  As Nice Laundry reminded us, textile waste is a big deal – the average American throws away 70 pounds of clothing every year.  Instead, consider recycling your old clothes through the following:
  3. Organize the pieces that remain.  You don’t have to spend a fortune to organize your closet – you just need to come up with a system that works for you.  A few of our recommended starting points

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