Whittle Down Your Wardrobe Without Stress

Reader Chad shares his gradual way of cleaning out his closet. What he does his shove everything to the left side and places hangers in the middle. Then he goes through and picks out his outfits like normal. When laundry happens, all the clean clothes go on the right, but he forces himself to only wear clothes from the left.

There are a few exceptions like shirts for work but, “Basically, I’m forced to wear stuff I haven’t in a long time,” writes Chad. Eventually he gets down to “The Unwanted.” Those get sold, donated, or become new gym clothes.

A nice organic process for figuring out what to toss and what to keep, without the mental anguish of trying to decide all at once. What methods do you use for cleaning out your closet? Sound off in the comments.

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