The thought of organizing and getting rid of stuff you don't use can be so stressful, you end up getting so overwhelmed with just the thought of it you never actually end up getting around to it. So Wake Up Northwest reporter Jasmine Darakjy did some research and came up with four easy ways to declutter your closet:
1) Get rid of everything you don't wear. You can do this by dividing your clothes into two boxes or bins labeled as "keep" and "donate." You can also consign clothing to get some money back on apps or websites like Ebay or Poshmark. Asking yourself the question, "If I were shopping right this second, would I buy this?
2) Try out the Oprah Winfrey Closet Experiment method. Turn all the clothes hanging in your closet so that the hangers face back-to-front. And within the next six months, if you wear an item of clothing, return it to the closet with the hanger facing the other way. That will give you a better idea of what you actually wear.
3) The next one is to get some organizers. For example, a cloth one for shoes will help maximize your space, and let you see all your shoes together at once. You can find some here.
4) Finally, take any clothes that can be placed in your dresser, and fold them vertically instead of stacking them on top of each other. This is called the Konmari method.
Here are some ways you can keep the rest of your living space more clutter free:
1) Target clutter traps. The best way to combat a clutter trap is to find a place for everything, no matter how small. And while you're cleaning these traps out, toss everything you don't use.
For example, if you find empty boxes in your closet that you know you will never use, break them down and recycle them.
2) If your mail is an issue, designate a crate, box, or bin as your new place to put it all. Place it close to your recycling bin so that you can easily get rid of all the junk.
3) Designate a drawer for papers of importance, and another bin for your office supplies. That way, you will have less papers scattered throughout the apartment.
4) Finally, get an organizer for your bathroom counter for makeup, or any other products you use daily. If everything you use has a place, it will take less time to get ready.