Today we’re sorting through your HANGING CLOTHES! Leave them right where they are and work your way from left to right, aiming to subtract as many clothes as possible. Leave only the clothes that you CURRENTLY wear – they must fit, and you must love them.
Clothes that are being removed from the hangers should be placed in one of two piles:
- KEEP FOR LATER PILE – I don’t usually recommend this, but if you have beautiful clothes that are currently on the small size and you are determined to fit into them again one day, then it’s completely okay to keep these. Just not hanging up. When you open your cupboard each morning, that last thing you need is your “thin” clothes staring at you accusingly from the hangers – who needs to begin their day with that negativity? Fold them neatly in an empty suitcase for once you have reached your goal.
- DONATE PILE – as you already know, these will be added to your growing pile of items to be re-homed at the end of the challenge.
I highly recommend setting the timer for ten minutes before you begin. Working against the clock will keep you focussed and committed to sorting through items as quickly as possible. Should you have more time at your disposal and wish to take today’s challenge a step further, sort your remaining hanging clothes by category – shirts, pants, skirts, dresses, jackets etc. It makes items much easier to find, and you’ll end up wearing a variety of clothes instead of your “old favourites”.
A few tips and ideas:
1) Hang your tank tops on shower curtain rings on one hanger – you will free up so much space and be able to see at a glance what you have:
2) If items are worn together, create “double hangers” with can tabs to save space and keep items together:
3) Use kitchen “s” hooks to hang your belts – you can hang a tension rod on the inside of your cupboard door, if you need the extra space:
4) Matching hangers always look better. Some people prefer to organise their clothes by length – I prefer to do it by category. Up to you!
5) A new trend is to wallpaper the back of your cupboard walls: