Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Day 7 of the Closet Cleanout Challenge - INTIMATES & MISCELLANEOUS



You've made it!  You're on the last day of the 7 Day Closet Cleanout Challenge!  You're closet should be looking amazing by now, and today we're just going to finish up the random things we may have missed earlier in the challenge.  If you missed the post that explains what the challenge is, go back and read it HERE.

 WHAT TO KEEP VS. WHAT GET RID OF

The whole point of this challenge is to declutter our closets (and thus, our lives) so that we can spend less time digging for items, as well as have a beautiful space filled with items we truly love.  Today we'll be going through our intimates and any other miscellaneous items we still haven't sorted through, like pajamas, and categorizing each of them into one of three categories: KEEP, SELL, OR DONATE.  Take a hard look at each item and ask yourself these questions:
  1. Would I buy this if I saw it in the store today?
  2. Have I worn it in the past year?
  3. Is it still in good shape?
If you answered "yes" to all three questions, put it in the KEEP pile.  If not, it's time to get rid of it.  For the ones you're getting rid of, if they're in really good shape (especially like-new items), put them in the SELL pile.  If not, they go in the DONATE pile. 

For the SELL pile, you can either sell these in a garage sale, on Craigslist, to a local consignment store, or to my personal favorite, ThredUp.  I use ThredUp because it's so easy.  You just request a free clean out bag from their website, fill it with your name brand clothing that's in good condition, and mail it back (free of charge).  They will pay you for the clothes they keep and decide to resell.

For your DONATE pile, bag it up and take it to the charity or shelter of your choice.  If donating to a charity, make sure to ask for a receipt so you can deduct it on your taxes.  You can find some guidelines for how to value your used clothing here.
 
HOW TO STORE YOUR INTIMATES

I never put much thought into how I store my bras and underwear.  I just threw them in a drawer.  But inevitably, the drawer would become a jumbled mess.  About a year ago, I read The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up and started using the Kon Mari method to organize my intimates drawer.  Check out a demonstration video here!  I love this method and finds that it keeps the drawer tidy indefinitely.  I use small box lids to keep everything tidy.  This is not my drawer because I'd rather not post my underwear on the internet, but you're going for something that looks like this:

Photo Credit: Up To Kids

I can't wait to see the final product of all your hard work.  Share your closet pictures (with or without your underwear) on Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #7DayClosetCleanoutChallenge to be entered into a drawing to win a $25 Target gift card!

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