Getting organized by decluttering clothes

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool

 

Dear Friends,
How does your master closet look? The master closet can become a dumping ground for things you are storing, for things that need a place, for things that you don’t use often, and for your clothes and shoes. Your master closet has a lot of functions, but is it functional?
Is your closet stuffed full to the brim? Have you been avoiding decluttering in it because it is such a massive job?
Today, I want you to stop putting off decluttering in your closet. Set your timer for 15 minutes. Have a box or black bag handy. Start pulling things that you do not wear. Yes, those things you have been holding onto. The clothes that don’t fit. The clothes that don’t make you feel pretty. Let them go!
Look in your closet floor. What is there? Do you need to let go of some shoes or other things that are piled in your closet floor?
You may need another bag, but I want you to declutter some shoes today. After your 15 minutes is up, take the bags of items you are delcuttering and put them in the car immediately. The goal is to get the excess out of your house. When you have your errand day, stop and drop off the bags.
A few of you are thinking to yourself that you want to sell the clothes instead of donating them. I want to discourage you from doing this. It will take time and energy to sell them, and you will likely not see a good return on the investment of your time.
If your closet is really packed full, try to spend 10 minutes once a week in decluttering. Drop of the donations weekly and keep at it consistently. It will get better. Resist the urge to pull everything out at once.
Your children may also have issues with their closets. You can use the same formula for decluttering their clothes. Children often have clothes in their closets that do not fit. They like to hold onto their favorite clothes. Sometimes I make a quick visit to their closets and just pull the stuff I know doesn’t fit. Then I ask them about it. Usually we can talk through any reasons why they want to keep the items.
Another strategy I use is to throw away items with holes or big stains when I am folding laundry.
If you get the amount of clothes in your home down to a manageable level for your storage situation in your closet, you will also improve your laundry process. The more clothes you have, the more laundry you have.
Your Zone Mission today is to declutter items from your closet for 15 minutes.

Your Home Blessing for today is to wipe your windows and mirrors.

My menu plan for Wednesday is beef roast and salad.
Have a great day!

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About Tami

Tami Fox is a homeschool mom of 6, who in age from 26 to 11. She and her husband have homeschooled for 17 years and have graduated three of their children from their homeschool. They are currently homeschooling 3 boys who are in grades 11, 9, and 6. They use hands-on learning and unit studies to ignite the fire of learning in their children. Tami is a homeschool author and conference speaker. You can contact her by email at Tami@TamiFox.com. Buy her book, Giving Your Children Wings at http://www.tamifox.net/giving-your-children-wings/.

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