Your Complete Guide to a Closet Clear Out

Is your clothing collection¬†getting the best of you? Do you regularly run out of coat hangers? Are clothes spilling out of your wardrobe or drawers and onto the floor? Have you got boxes of clothes that you haven’t worn in months, even years? If any of this sounds familiar to you, it’s time to consider a closet clear out!

With a closet clear out, you have the opportunity to ‘trim the fat’ of your clothing collection. To get rid of those badly stained or holey clothes and/or to pass along clothes that no longer fit you or that you haven’t worn in a long time. In doing so, you’ll be drastically cleaning up your entire room (or living space) and making more space for the clothes you often wear (or for clothes you go out and buy after seeing all the free space).

Closet Clear Out

Getting started: answers to your questions

How long will it take to clear out my closet?

This entirely depends on how messy you’ve allowed your wardrobe to get in the first place! While for some it may only take a hour or two to clear out the closet, with others it may be a whole weekend job! It’s only too easy to let your wardrobe organization get away from you, especially if you don’t own one of those handy wardrobe storage systems!

What resources do I need to clear out my closet?

For some, there won’t be any additional resources needed other than the use of a rubbish bin. For others, you may need to hire services or buy products to complete the clear out. If you have boxes and boxes of junk and rubbish you need to get rid of once you’ve done the clear out, you may need to hire a professional for rubbish removal services. Or, if you have a lot of clothes that you no longer want or that don’t fit you, you can choose to take them to a local charity shop or sell them online.

Will my kids or pets get in the way during my closet clear out?

This depends. How old are your children? If they are old enough to play in another room by themselves, they will likely not get in the way. If they are young (infant or toddler) then you might want to arrange for a friend or family member to look after them while you clear out your closet. If you don’t have any one available for this, you can always consider a local babysitting service in Melbourne.

In terms of pets, most are okay as they are during your closet clear out. Fish, cats, hamsters and most other pets generally keep to themselves as it is, so it’s no issue. Some dogs though, are used to constant attention from their owners, and therefore may get in the way. If you can’t put him or her outside, you can always consider putting them in a local boarding kennel while you take care of the closet.