Hello and happy Monday. Welcome to the third installment of the “Decluttering My Room” series. Today I will be sharing how I select the clothes I keep and those I get rid of. What I’ve found interesting about this series is that even though I’ve applied the same principles to every category I’ve decluttered: the konmari method, my own thought process has been different. I took my clothes and put them in piles, but I didn’t take all of them at the same time. I have my clothing items categorized so I looked through them according to those categories.
Here we’re mostly looking at tops. I took one by one, looked at it, asked myself whether I had been wearing that item recently and if I would continue to wear it, and if both answers were affirmative, I’d stack it in the “keep” piles. If the answers were negative, I’d stack them in the “sell” pile. I have a few blog posts on how I sell my clothes so I encourage you to check them out if you’re interested.
This is my summer/ warm weather clothes pile, and because I don’t live in a place with seasons or somewhere with warm weather, my questions had to change. For this, I’d ask myself whether I saw myself packing these clothes for a trip, and the truth is, there are items that have been hanging in my closet for years and I don’t pick them up. There are also some that I’d worn consistently, but since I’d gotten new items, I thought it was time for them to be sent to a better place. Those items were also placed in the “sell” pile.
Here’s how my closet looked after I went through my tops, Like I said in the previous post, this is no longer where I live, so the space conditions have changed. I have more shelf space for foldables but less space for hanging items, so that means that I have to be even more thoughtful when it comes to what to keep and what to sell.
This is how I used to store my shoes. Now, I don’t sell the shoes I don’t want any more unless I’ve only worn them once, I give those away.
These are the items that I’m going to sell, already packaged to be picked up by the company in charge. The items that are not considered fit to be sold are given away to a foundation, which I think is amazing.
These are my bottoms and my bags, which I hang on the bottom part of my closet. The process is the same as with tops, although I do give more thought to bottoms since I own less of these.
This is how the bottom part of my closet ended up looking.
Do you have any particular methods or strategies when it comes to decluttering? Let me know in the comments.
Love, Miss Camila