I love to clean out and declutter, but how do you find a good home for all your items that you used to love, but can no longer use? We love the Salvation Army and Goodwill, but a lot of times there are items they don’t take (ie. office supplies or construction materials) or sometimes I want to support smaller organizations that can better maximize the items I am donating. Here is a listing of where to donate absolutely anything in San Francisco.
And if you are looking for tips on decluttering with your kids, check out my blog post here.
This is part 2 in the series of how to transform your closet forever, for part one, visit: declutter your closet forever!
Now that your closet is on its way to being clean out and organized, it is time to address the second reason for a cluttered closet: shopping! To fully transform and permanently declutter your closet, you need to rethink how and when you shop. I have been decluttering my closet for years (no really, years), but it wasn’t until more recently when I actually changed the way I shopped that I feel like my closet has been permanently transformed. To truly transform your wardrobe and permanently declutter, you need to rethink how, when, and what you add to your closet. If you don’t you will be decluttering forever.
It’s that time of year when we tend to take a look at our lives and weed out the stuff we don’t want/use. I love to declutter (it drives Mr. H crazy!). I have read all the books and articles I can get my hands on and tried many different methods (one in/one out, 30 day minimalism game, give away anything you haven’t worn in 3/6/9/12 months, etc). By trying all of these different methods, I have found the one method that is the most effective at permanently decluttering my closet. Not only is my closet more organized, but it is easier to put together an outfit in the morning. Curious? Let’s get started!
A few years ago, I discovered “minimalism”. Not that I became a minimalist, but I started to learn more about minimalism and embrace it in small ways. Maybe it was a reaction to having kids and all the “stuff” that comes with them, or maybe it was just defining something that already resonated with my core beliefs. Either way, I find it really inspirational. Minimalism at its core is about decluttering your life of the unimportant things/activities so you can focus on what is important and lead a more intentional life.