After you have done the initial purge of your closet, there is another step you can take to figure out what clothing still hanging which you really no longer need. Try turning all the hangers backwards. As you wear each item, turn it the proper direction when you rehang it. Note on your calendar to recheck the hangers a year from the point you turn them. (I like to do it every January 1, so it is easy to remember!) Any that are still backwards you haven't worn in any of the 4 seasons--so time to get rid of those! Donate it, pass it along or ditch. Just don't let it continue to take up valuable space in your closet!
I loved a recent article in Real Simple Magazine titled 10 Mini Moves for a Cleaner, Calmer, and Happier Home in 2018
I agree with all 10 except...where is simple decluttering? As all my clients will tell you, and as you know if you have experienced a major decluttering yourself, this leads to great calm in your life. So, go ahead and follow their 10 suggestions, but make the priority my suggestion...get and stay decluttered.
See their 10 here:
In clearing out your closet, you may find you have many many boxes of clothes to donate--more than will fit in your Prius. Who can pick these up and put them to good use in their stores to bring money to the charity? Here are two you can try nationwide.
Schedule online at: https://pickupplease.org
Schedule online at: https://satruck.org
Good luck. Clearing out that closet makes for a great way to start the new year!
Steph has been organizing for over ten years. Her simple tips here can help you get and keep organized and add calm to your life.