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Tips for Cleaning Out Your Closet

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Cleaning out closet and donating

Your closet is probably the most-used storage space in your home – used daily for getting out your clothes. The problem with this is that clutter can slowly build up without you noticing until you’re suddenly aware that your closet’s overflowing with stuff you don’t really need. Here are Closet & Storage Concepts of West Berlin, closet organization is our specialty! We’ve put together some tips on the best way to go about cleaning out your closet.

Be Prepared

First, be sure that you have set aside a good amount of time to tackle this project. It took time to gather up the clutter, so it’ll take time to clear it away too! It’s best to do this on a Saturday or another day when you’ll have a good deal of uninterrupted time.

Decide what you’re going to do with what you’re not keeping – and make plans for it! If your plan is to have a yard sale, have a date set rather than just moving clothes to a vague ‘yard sale’ pile. If you’re donating clothes, know where you’re donating them to and plan to do that as soon as you’re done with cleaning. Have a plan and keep moving forward on it!


As you look over your clothes, it can be hard to decide on what to keep and what to get rid of. Here are some things to keep in mind while going through the clothes you’ve accumulated.

Consider the style of the outfits – are they still in style today? Are they the type of clothes you typically wear? If you saw it in the store today, would you buy it? No matter what condition they may be in, if they’re not something you’re wearing there’s no sense in hanging on to them. A good rule of thumb is to make sure you’ve worn something in the past year.


One great way to make sure you go over everything is to completely empty out your closet and then review items as you put them back in. As you put clothes away, organize them by color for an arrangement that is pleasing to the eye. Divide up your closet into different areas for different types of clothing.

To get the most out of your closet, contact Closet & Storage Concepts of West Berlin, NJ. We’re dedicated to working with you to create an excellent custom closet that will work beautifully with your space.

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