Hey Loves! If you’re new here, welcome! Besides this blog, I also have a YouTube channel, and some of my most popular cleaning videos over there have been when I do an extreme KonMari of my closets around my house. So in today’s blog post, I wanted to share with you tips to declutter your closet, how to do a wardrobe purge, and give you some inspiration if you need some extreme KonMari motivation!
If you’ve never heard of the term “KonMari” it was started by Marie Kondo, and it’s an organization style. You can use this method to declutter your home- and most people start with their clothes. It’s a really great way to get rid of items in your wardrobe that are taking up both physical and mental space. Her KonMari process is to take everything out of your closet and your drawers, go piece by piece and ask yourself “does this spark joy?” Anything that isn’t useful or makes you feel negative goes.
My personal feelings on doing an extreme KonMari declutter is that it is LIFE CHANGING! I had some pretty severe anxiety around the holidays and New Years due to my dad being on hospice and just a lot of life circumstances feeling out of control. I truly believe that by decluttering and getting rid of the physical stuff, clears up the mental clutter. In my case, I was donating pretty much all of it or selling the high quality stuff for super low prices on my PoshMark closet, so it makes me feel really happy to know the stuff I don’t need could help others. I love making space in my closet. It is so freeing! I feel fully committed to following the rule if one thing comes in, that means at least one thing is out. Nothing brings me more mental peace and joy than seeing a clean, tidy, and organized space.
You can watch my initial extreme KonMari video where I did a huge purge of my side of the master closet and all my drawers. I seriously got rid of so much stuff!
So after doing that first KonMari purge of a lot of my business clothes that I simply don’t use anymore, some maternity clothes, and some postpartum “transitional” clothes I’d gotten, I realized I wanted to take that amazing feeling and make it even longer lasting. My husband and I decided that we would get built-ins installed in our closets. My girlfriend had this done to her home during pregnancy nesting, and had gone through Home Depot. I was so impressed by the results and how it was more reasonably priced than other closet built ins. I’ll share the link to the base model of what we have in all our closets in our home, but I would highly recommend if you’re interested, having Home Depot come out for a consultation. They measured each closet, and on the iPad could do a virtual mock up of what the closet could look like, and put in different pieces or drawers for whatever storage system I wanted. Then, they can give you prices for how much it is for the closet of your dreams, because it can vary based on closet sign and what you want installed.
We just had these built-ins installed last month, and I had so much fun putting our closets back together and reorganizing them. You can watch my YouTube video below to see how I organized everything once the built-ins were there. It truly makes a world of difference for my anxiety and just overall sense of peace when my home is organized and decluttered. Here is what I learned throughout this process to help you declutter your closet.
Well those are my tips for closet decluttering. If you have any advice or questions, please let me know in the comments!
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