There’s lots of information on how to declutter your home but so much of it is more complicated than the clutter.
I went looking for something fast and easy and found what works for business worked to declutter my home. I hope it will work for you, too!
How to Declutter Your Home with the 80/20 Principle
Start With Your Closets
Closets are the perfect place for clutter to take root and multiply. The stuff you don’t want grows like mushroom in the back. Are you even sure what’s in there? Probably clothes that don’t fit and things that are out of style even if they do fit. And shoved behind those are probably some buried treasures you’ve completely forgotten about and can start enjoying again today – if you declutter your home and closets!
I think the best reason to clean out your closets and create empty space is to physically make room for the wonderful new things that will come into your life. It works – I guarantee it.
So how do you get started and what is the 80/20 Principle?
More About How to Declutter Your Home with the 80/20 Principle
It works in business and will work on your closet!
The easiest way to clean out your closets is to take EVERYTHING out. But where would you put it?
If you have a guest room, pile everything in there. If not, there’s the living room, dining room, even the garage. It’s so much easier if you start with an empty space and add back just the things that add value to your wardrobe and life.
If you’re like most people, you wear 20% of your clothes 80% of the time. These should be neatly hung and easy to find. Getting dressed will be so easy with them organized in your clean empty closet. The same goes for purse and especially SHOES! You know you have too many shoes and they don’t fit in your closet. I actually keep the 20% I wear all the time in the hall closet by the front door. The others can look cute on shelves in my closet for the rare times I wear them.
That’s the 80/20 Principle at work.
Find Treasures When You Clean Out Your Closets
I just love what I find because it makes all the hard work of decluttering worth it. I once found a fabulous cashmere sweater that was fifteen years old and still fit perfectly! My older clothes were all made in the USA and of fabric and quality impossible to find today. You may have tailored wool pants or a silk robe you haven’t worn for year.
Try on a few things each day. If you still love them, make room in your closet. If the thrill is gone, send them off the the thrift store. The empty space in your closet is now open and attracting something better to replace it.