De-clutter Your Closet: Sweaters


As spring begins, it is time to go through your closet and find new homes for clothes that don’t fit or haven’t been worn in the past several years.  This can be a very overwhelming project for some and if you’re like me, I rarely have a huge chunk of time to get things done, therefore, I will break this monstrous project down for you.

Today’s focus is sifting through your sweaters and sweatshirts!  This should take you five minutes tops!

sweaters not to keep

I was able to part with 6 sweaters-- none of which I even wore this winter!

Game Plan:

1. Pull out all your sweaters and sweatshirts so you can actually see how many you have.  You will probably be surprised!

2.  Make 3 piles: KEEP, MAYBE, GET RID OF and start sorting them out.

    • The KEEP pile is for the sweaters you wear all the time.
    • The MAYBE pile is for sweaters you only wore once or a couple times the past several years.  If you really want to get ride of clutter, go by just this past year.
    • The GET RID OF pile is for clothes that don’t fit or you can’t remember the last time you wore them!

3. Try all of the sweaters on in the MAYBE pile.

    • If it doesn’t fit, move to GET RID OF pile
    • If you don’t love it, move to GET RID OF pile
    • If you have mixed feelings, hang onto it for one more winter only
    • If you love it, move to the KEEP pile

4. Look at your two piles and see how successful you were.

It’s important to have everything out in one spot and actually comprehend how many clothes you have.  This will help motivate you to get rid of more.

5. Fold the sweaters and sweatshirts in the KEEP pile and put back into their spots neatly.

6. Put the sweaters and sweatshirts in the GET RID OF pile in a garage sale box or donate to Good Will.

de-clutter closet of sweaters

Jeff's GET RID OF pile is just 2, but he only has a KEEP pile of 5

7. Enjoy all the new space in your drawers and closet!

Get to it!  Before you go to bed, make sure you’ve sifted through your sweaters!

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