Time To Declutter!

Spring is just around the corner, I have done a little redecorating that inspires me to clean, and what better time to declutter than now??

After my school visit yesterday, I turned on the tv while I was working on things, and had it turned to the Oprah show. Believe it or not, I enjoyed the segment. It was the beginning of a new series, Clean Up Your Messy House Tour. I really enjoyed it, and learned a lot from the 1 hour show. One area that is definitely easy to declutter is the closet! Well, that could include a linen closet, coat closet, bedroom closets, and any other closets you might have. They were big on if you haven't used it in 12 months, get rid of it. (Get rid....donate, yard sale, recycle, or throw if not worthy of either.)

One tip that really popped at me was when they showed a closet that was cleaned up. All the hangers were put on the rod backwards. That's right.....every single hanger in the closet was backwards. The reason for Peter Walsh doing this is because he said 'you wear 20 percent of your clothes 80 percent of the time'. Then, as you wear an item, turn the hanger around the right way. If after 6 months, you still have some hangers in your closet that are backwards, decide if you will really wear them, or if you should donate or sell them. I think that is a great idea. I hope to implement it starting next week (since I am heading to the farm for the weekend).

As I make progress, I'll attempt to take before and after pictures. But let me warn you...the before pictures won't be nice...especially in my craft/catch ALL room.

Happy cleaning and decluttering to you all!

Oh....if you are serious about this, go here to get at 20% off coupon from The Container Store.


Backyard Candle Co. said...

That is a great idea, decluttering the closets! I need to get busy!

allison said...

What a great idea about turning the hangers the other way. I have trouble remembering what I haven't been wearing when I clean out my closet. I'm definitely gonna start using that hanger trick. Thanks for sharing!

Jay and Gina said...

What happens if your house doesn't have closets??!?! Then what am I supposed to do? Will Oprah come build me some?

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