Take Inventory Of Your Wardrobe And Clean It All At Once

Take Inventory of Your Closet and Clean it All at Once

All of us need to go through our wardrobe and make some cuts once in a while. Apartment Therapy presents a good inventory and cleaning system to purge your closet effectively.

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The process involves taking everything out of your wardrobe and trying it on. Then, get help from a friend to use the one to ten scale rating system, detailed below:

Items that rate an "8" or above -- say those articles that are in good shape, fit you well and make you feel good, get to stay. 5 to 8 ratings go in the maybe box. Anything lower (damaged items, items you haven't worn in years or things that just don't make you feel confident), goes directly into the donate box. Consider putting high rating clothes back by the "hanger trick."

We've mentioned the hanger trick before, and it's a great way to keep your wadrobe organised. As you go, keep a running inventory list of the things you decide to keep. This will help you quickly see what articles you need to replace or buy. You should also make a "dream list" as you go, so you have one list of what you have, and one list of what you need or want. Use these lists to go back through the maybe box and help you make final decisions.

How to Do a Closet Inventory (And Why You Should) [Apartment Therapy]


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