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The Importance Of Decluttering My Closet

The Importance Of Decluttering My ClosetRecently I had a conversation with my sister and we were discussing organizing. More specifically? Decluttering.

I told her that I had just decluttered my closet again. And then I also told her I had a storage bin in my closet ready and waiting for me to put in all the items I was unsure about.

Honestly? I was so tired of seeing the bin that the other day I set the timer for 28 minutes and started to work on my closet. I soon realized I didn’t want to keep all of those things that I was unsure about. Ultimately, I decided to keep what I liked and give away anything that wasn’t feeling up-to-date or the things that I didn’t really want or need.

And shockingly …

It felt great!

Pandora was on and I had some country music playing, and soon the timer went off. I quickly reset it again and kept working. It probably took me an hour and a half, but it was so worth it. I put the summer clothes out of the way and the fall/winter clothes front and center. I even went through all my shoes and boots!

It’s possible that a capsule wardrobe would be terrific to have, but it seems like a lot of work and stress to get there. I also think only owning a few items might be nice. But, here is the deal: I like to keep it simple; and, that’s just what I did. Now I know that when I go into my closet it’s uncluttered, ready for fall, and the only pieces I have in there are the things I really like.


Tomi Rues has a beautiful way with words. She shares her thoughts on life and the lessons she’s learned over at Think. Write. Inspire. You can find her there and please let her know we sent you!

Tomi Rues

I have been an adjunct faculty member for almost twenty years. I have a masters in Speech Communication. Currently, I blog, write grants, volunteer, and take care of my family. Some things I love: simplifying, organizing, reading, writing, nature, exercise, family, animals, and baking, especially cookies. You can find me at Go check it out!

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