Week 12: Master Closets


For the last few weeks, we have focused on full-size rooms so let’s change things up a bit. This week let’s tackle our Master closets! These are usually the largest closets in the house. Yours may be one single his/her closet or it may be two closets. Either way, let’s get in there and organize those closets.

The size of a master closet can truly make or break the sale of a home. We want to make sure we maximize the square footage as much as possible. Even if you are following along with the challenges with no intent to sell your home, you will reap big rewards for decluttering this space.  Think of all the time you will save each day when choosing your clothes and shoes to wear each day!

I’m sure you’ve heard it all before. Get rid of anything with holes or stains first! If you haven’t worn it in the last year or so, it’s time to say good-bye. If you didn’t like that sweater last year, what makes you think you will like it next winter? Keep the clothes that make you feel great about yourself! If you are on the fence about something, decide now that you will give it one more season to make the cut. Turn all your hangers the wrong way and then turn them the right way after you wear the items again. If anything is left turned the wrong way at the end of the season, then you know it shouldn’t make the cut.

What about those belts and purses? Ties and scarves? If you wear or use them, keep them! If you don’t, let them go! The same thing applies to shoes.

Some people like to pull everything out of the closet and then put things back in one by one. That method overwhelms me, especially if I’m not sure I can finish in one decluttering session. It makes me feel like I have another room to deal with if I don’t finish.  I tend to declutter my closet one section at a time. Do what works for you! There’s not really a right or wrong way to do it. Some people want to do it all in one session. Some prefer to declutter in 15 minute increments.  The choice is yours! Whichever methods you choose, be satisfied that you are getting the job done!

Next week, we tackle the Master Bathroom!


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