Easy closet decluttering

This is my current closet.


A foot and a half of clothes.

I used to have a walk-in closet the size of my living room.

I made a classic mistake pointed out by the TLC show “What Not to Wear”: I made my clothes a fantasy:

“oo, I could open the door wearing this!”

“This will be great for a 4th of July picnic/parade!”(it’s been nearly 30 years since going to one).

“If ever I go to the Opera!”

I lived in the burbs- Spring, Texas at the time.

Simplicity is fabulous.

How did I do this?

1. With each item I ask “if I didn’t own this today, would I buy it?” If the answer is no, it goes onto Tradsey.com for sale.

2. For the things I keep, I sort by item and color Left to Right.

3. These fabulous hangers are life-changing:


4. I cascade like this:
4 black shirts
3 white shirts
3 print shirts
2-3 skirts
2 trousers
2 short dresses


long dresses get their own hanger.

Jackets go above, otherwise they would go to the leftmost side and be cascaded 2 down.

You can buy these hangers at
amazon.com or wayfair.com



A bargain for sanity.


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