When Clothing Becomes Clutter

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How can I clean out my closet?

When Clothing Becomes Clutter

Do you hang your clothes up on the floor? Are you always picking up your dirty clothing and you can't seem to put your clean clothes away and keep them that way? You probably have too much.

You may not want to hear it, but you either need more storage or fewer garments. To get started clearing away the clothing clutter, try everything on. If you hesitate on the fit, the color or the style, immediately put the garment in the "no" pile. In some cases, you may have something with sentimental attachment or historical signifigance, you can keep these things, but they don't need to be in your every day closet.

Once you have your keep pile and your discard pile, go through and pull out the more valuable garments like business suits, designer dresses or even jeans. These should go to your local consignment shop if they are in good condition. If you don't have a consignment shop, sell them at your yard sale. Otherwise, take the rest of the clothing to the goodwill and get a receipt for your tax return.



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