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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Tried And True Method For Purging Your Closet


Do You Find It Hard To Let Go Of Things?
I will never make a claim to fame about having an organized closet all of the time.

When in the mood, I truly love to organize just about anything, but getting in the mood is happening less and less lately.

Over the years I have tried many different types of organizing techniques. I have read many articles, and even books on this subject.

Are you all like me?!….. 

I am still looking for a way that I can keep more than I should have in my closet space, in an organized manner.

The truth of the story is, with out the space and proper storage no one can truly stay organized.

Most of us feel we lack proper space, but in my case, I have a nice size closet, not huge but it is a walk-in and 30 years ago it felt massive, now, not so much!!

The only way for me to make more space is  to get rid of things by purging.


Sometimes the hardest thing in the world to do is let go of things!!

It takes time, decision making skills, and letting go physically and emotionally of things.....
 ....That is a lot to swallow!!!

One thing that I have figured out over the years is when I start the process of purging it is very difficult to let go of things, but as time goes by, and I purge more and more, it becomes easier. 

So I figured out a way to make it less painful for myself.
I know you have all heard of making 3 piles, or use 3 boxes…

It doesn’t have to be fancy to be effective…..


I am sure we are all quite familiar with this method.

I like to add a couple more categories to the mix…..


Most of the time when we find it hard to let go of something we are unsure because:
1. We have an emotional attachment to the item
2. We think someone we care for might like it
3. We think it might have some monetary value

I have found that if I add an unsure box, sell box and a gift box to the keep and trash box, I can go quickly through the purging process.


Once I have sorted and purged everything I can go to the unsure box and put most of the items in one of the other boxes. It is at this point I have now become realistic and willing to let go of things.

This has worked for me and for others that I have helped in the purging process. Try it I think you might like it!

In my next post I will tell you all about a couple more techniques that have helped me in the organizing and purging process of my closet.

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