You’ve done it! Through sorting and straight, mix and match, you should come out on the other side of our two weeks together with a closet cleaner and more organized in thinking about your wardrobe. Through the process of decluttering and rebuild, you hopefully have learned a bit more about your style and what suits you, have pulled together some clothes you like and have a better idea about you need to add to make the appearance even better. But, before you pop the champagne to celebrate, you have only a little to do …
Get those bags and boxes filled with things you take to donate, donate!
Today is an important moment. That is when we remove all the stuff we’ve decided we do not need anymore, it is not just a great feeling; it is a mental and physical steps critical to work towards getting your closet under control. I know Mondays can be busy, but if you can manage to fix this in today, do it. Overcoming this chore off your to do list is not something to procrastinate – it can be tempting to donate stuffed bag somewhere to take care of “after” and before you know it, you would have been living with them for half a year!
If you really can not afford to match the donation today, please take the time at least to make a decision about where you are going to donate donate. Check the time and their process and get a drop out (or received if it is available!) On your calendar date sometime in the next 7 days.
And if you are planning to sell, start your research on where and how you can start making some money again.
If you are planning to deposit or list some of your clothes to sell (the “selling” the bag or box), started on the project that today, too. Do your research to find out “where” and the individual process to realize that on the road. Find the time to drop off at the consignment store or find out what you need to do to set up an online account at anywhere you choose to list – and good luck!
then, all you need do is follow through when you have time in the next few weeks. Good luck to all who are going the way of sales – I hope you make enough to buy yourself a really lovely item or two to replace the ones that no longer work well for you.
And, finally, the most important step in the Closet Cure to keep your things under control …
set up a new, permanent “out” bags, boxes or basket (or near) your wardrobe and then made aa commitment to yourself to spend one hour per month, every month moving forward, perform light maintenance to keep what you’ve created . If you stick to that schedule 60-minute-or-so-month, your wardrobe will be less likely to get out of control or overwhelmed again.
Also every hour maintenance month, you can:
– Do a quick, pull out anything that you just do not wear, enjoy or feel good again, and consideration put into the boxes out that you just set up today. You can try it on or if you are unsure, just pop it in the moment. When outbox, basket or bag is full, you can spend part of the time your monthly maintenance to pack it up and then set the motion to donate or sell items.
– Pull out anything that needs dry cleaning, repairs or changes and put them next to your front door for the next time you’re running errands in the neighborhood.
– Peruse socks, underwear, pants and other hardwearing items to see what needs to go into the rag bag, and add a reminder to replace your shopping list.
– Stretching the hook , turn all in the same direction, compression and buttoned items hanging as you go. Refold whatever we get stuffed into a drawer or on a shelf paste into the wild.
– pat yourself on the back for creating and kept clean, organized closet!
in the meantime, I know we’d all love to hear the last update and the success (or during!) story. If you can take the time to share your thoughts about the process Cure Your Closet and result in comment threads (for example: how do you feel about your wardrobe now, do How is your wardrobe look and feel and even how much you donate / is presented), it will be super fun for everyone to read.
Thanks again for all energy and your help to me and each other in this Cure. Enjoy the fruits of the labor of your wardrobe and keep up the good work!
(image credit: Vivian Johnson)