Easy Closet Cleaning Out Tip | Turn Your Hangers Backwards


*Update* So I did this last year and cleaned out so many clothes that I didn’t even realize I didn’t wear!  I’m doing it again this year but hopefully won’t purge too much more because I only have things in the closet that I actually wear now.

I just did this in my closet last night.  Yep, that picture above is MY closet.  I hadn’t moved my winter stuff from the spare closet to my closet yet because, well, winter just made it’s appearance in Alabama – I didn’t need any winter clothes until yesterday.

So all my winter stuff is in my closet along with the fall/spring clothes I will need on our warmer winter days.  I turned all the hangers around backwards.  By spring any winter stuff that is still backwards gets tossed – donated or put in the yard sale.  And I’ll do the same thing with my summer clothes when I move them back into my closet.  And at the end of summer, any hangers that are still backwards get tossed too.

When I originally saw this idea it said to turn them all around and purge whatever is backwards after one year, but I have very limited closet space so I can only keep one season’s worth of clothes in my closet at a time so I’m going to have to do it per season.

While I was moving clothes from closet to closet and turning hangers around I already found 14 things to go ahead and send to goodwill – yay!

I plan to do this in Hub’s side of the closet too!  I swear, he wears the same things over and over again and everything else in his closet just sits there.


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