Hang A ‘Discard Bag’ In Your Closet To Regularly Declutter Clothes

Hang A ‘Discard Bag’ In Your Closet To Regularly Declutter Clothes

Many of us put off decluttering our closets until they’re so packed and we have no choice to but evaluate the space, but cleaning as you go is better. Make it easier on yourself with a discard bag in the closet and this quick rule of thumb.

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Professional organiser Kate Brown offers this practical tip on Elle Decor: Any time you take off a piece of clothing for a non-practical reason, it’s probably time to get rid of it:

“I keep a shopping bag with a handle in the front of my closet. Every time I try on a piece of clothing and then take if off again because it’s unflattering, doesn’t fit, is pulled, stained or out of style, I put it in the bag,” Brown says. “If you’ve taken the piece of clothing off for any reason other than that it’s dirty or doesn’t match, that means it’s not right and will probably never be,” she says. When the bag is full, Isaacs explains, donate the clothes or trade them with a friend at a swap party.

We all have our own rules for purging clothing. This is another one that makes the decision to get rid of clothes much simpler, maybe even automatic.

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