It’s easier to get rid of things when you’re giving
them to someone who can use them. But don’t
let this kind intention become a source of clutter itself.  
I have a friend who has multiple piles all over her house,
each lovingly destined for a particular recipient.
Gretchen Rubin

Clutter.  It can weigh you down.  I know it weighs me down.  That’s part of the reason why January is my declutter month.   And it’s not just about the decorations.  My drawers and closets are overflowing with clothes and shoes that I don’t wear anymore, pocketbooks and bags that I don’t use anymore and the clutter of things that don’t have another home.  Why is there so much crap in here?

The great thing about the questions that I used to undecorate my house can also be used (with the change of just one word) to go through my closets as well.

  • Did I wear it this year?

  • Do I have a sentimental attachment to it?  (And if I don’t, will someone else who might want it?)

  • Can I donate it or sell it?

  • Did I answer No to all of the above?

As with the decorations, if the answer to the last question is Yes, then it goes in the garbage.  This one is actually easier for me to do.  I do it every season as I change my clothes out.  I don’t have a lot of closet space and really don’t want to keep them filled with things that I’m not going to use.  But sometimes, I’m not as vigilant and the closets start to overflow.  Like now.  What do your closets look like?