4 Things I Learned After a Ruthless Closet Purge
After discovering that stress could exacerbate her multiple sclerosis symptoms, Salt Lake City blogger Courtney Carver resolved to simplify her life—and her overstuffed closet. She challenged herself to downsize to a 33-item wardrobe for three months and invited others to do the same on her website, Project333.com. Here she shares four surprising perks of paring down.
6 Things to Purge From Your Closet in the Next 20 Minutes
Take a look through your wardrobe and eliminate these six space-sucking items that everyone has, but no one needs. It’s a quick exercise with a big payoff (in the form of a more organized, clean closet space)—and it’s the best way to jumpstart any style resolutions you made for 2016.
7 Steps to a Successful Closet Purge
Ditching the items you spent hard-earned cash on is no easy task. First things first: Don’t think—just dump. Power-sort the items that you love or wear all the time into a keep pile and the ones that you know aren’t working (and aren’t worth something) into a donate or recycle bag. “Pretend your closet is about to catch fire. What would you save?” says Jennifer Baumgartner, Psy.D., a psychologist, a wardrobe consultant, and the author of You Are What You Wear. “You’ll make better decisions if you go with your gut and don’t get sucked into the paralysis of analysis.” To get started, ask yourself these seven questions.
7 Smart Ways to Organize Your Kid’s Closet
It’s no secret that a tidy, streamlined closet for your child will keep you from losing your mind…not to mention your kids’ clothes. Think how easy the morning dress-up battle would be if you knew where exactly every sock, T-shirt, and favorite pair of shoes were. Enter Lisa Adams, designer and owner of LA Closet Design, who shares her secrets for an organized and efficient kid’s closet.
Make Your Bedroom Closet Feel Bigger, Neater, and All-Around Better
Too much stuff, too little space, too many wardrobe woes. Perhaps you can relate? Real Simple helped a busy working mom transform her clothes closet, from what's in it to where it all goes. This two-part solution will work wonders for yours, too.
7 Smart Organizing Tricks You Probably Haven't Tried
It’s true: closets, desks, drawers, and countertops overflowing with clutter can cause stress and guilt. Here’s how to get organized for greater efficiency and peace of mind.