Task 34 – Declutter 52 things in 52 weeks challenge

A new Decluttering task will be published on the blog each Tuesday.  I will share a link to the task on facebook and in the Tuesday Daily Task newsletter (subscribe to newsletter here).

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My definition of purge – sell, donate, repurpose or throw away items as you see fit

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Declutter 52 things in 52 weeks - Task 34

Clothes that no longer fit

Do you have clothes in your wardrobe or underwear in your drawer that no longer fit you, possibly they are too small or too big?  If so they are taking up valuable space in your wardrobe where you could be storing some perfectly fitted clothes.

Or you may even have clothes that you just don’t like anymore. Try using THE COAT HANGER METHOD – Turn all your coat hangers the wrong way.  When you have worn an item place it back in your closet with the coat hanger the correct way around.  After 6 months all the coat hangers the wrong way around are an indication that you haven’t worn this item.  If this is so, be brave and remove this item from your closet and donate to a friend or charity.  

This is our wardrobe, I hang all clothes I iron and clothes that don’t need to be iron but will straighten out if hung for a few days.  I keep all gym gear, board shorts, leggings, home clothes, jeans etc folded on the shelves.

{The Organised Housewife} Organised Wardrobe 1

To keep the shelves organised I created labels to make sure all clothes were put back where they belong.  These clothes labels are available in my shop as an instant download, you get pink and blue in the one pack, only $2.95.

{The Organised Housewife} Organised Wardrobe 2{The Organised Housewife} Organised Wardrobe 3

Todays task is to:

Remove all the clothes that no longer fit you from your wardrobe.  I’ll leave this choice to you if you want to purge them or store them away.  Don’t forget your bras, undies, socks and PJ’s, sort through all your clothes!

How many items have you been able to purge today?

I would like to see a photo of your purge pile on Instagram, use the hashtag #declutter52

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Organising your closet by creating a capsule wardrobe

These wardrobes are very unrealistic but’s it’s nice to look!

Handbag Storage Ideas

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 Please join the Declutter Challenge, I truly hope that together we can make a difference in your home

 

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8 comments

Miss Maudy August 19, 2014 - 11:13 AM

I’ve always taken issue with that coat hanger method of decluttering your wardrobe… I don’t think the person who came up with it lives somewhere where there are actual seasons! Or is a bloke – I can see that working a treat if you’re a man.

I have clothes I only wear for four months of the year – my entire winter work wardrobe for example. Four wool skirts and two pairs of wool trousers that only see the light of day from June – September, get dry cleaned in October and popped away until late May.

In saying that, it’s about time for a wardrobe cull again. Right now, all my jumpers are hanging up (because I’m wearing them all the time) and they take up a LOT of space.

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Busy Mom August 19, 2014 - 10:52 PM

Another idea for seasonal items is to throw a trash bag over the ones that are out of season and put to the back of closet.

Clothing I am not sure about I tie in a grocery bag and put under my dresser. If I can go a month without needing it (during the season) then I can take the bag to charity.

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Katrina August 20, 2014 - 1:06 PM

Ooh yes another great idea, thanks Busy Mum.

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H. August 29, 2014 - 10:35 AM

I agree that six months is too short for anyone living where there are four seasons. I do a similar thing but annually. That way everything in my wardrobe has had its chance to attract me to wear it.

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Katrina September 1, 2014 - 11:28 AM

Great idea, H

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E September 6, 2014 - 8:22 PM

I live in an area where 4 seasons in one day is common and I find I can be wearing even my winter woollies in summer. I tried the coat hanger method with no luck. Instead I made a divider which hangs in my cloths rail. I put anything I wear to the right if the divider, after a few months it can see what I don’t wear on the left of the divider. Easy!

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E September 6, 2014 - 8:24 PM

I live in an area where 4 seasons in one day is common and I find I can be wearing even my winter woollies in summer. I tried the coat hanger method with no luck. Instead I made a divider which hangs on my cloths rail. I put anything I wear to the right if the divider, I can see what I don’t wear on the left of the divider. Easy!

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Katrina September 8, 2014 - 10:21 AM

Great idea, E!

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