HOW TO DECLUTTER & ORGANIZE A DRESSER
By now you have probably either watched or read Marie Kondo’s expertise on decluttering. Whether or not you agree with her methods, I think we all can use some decluttering in our lives. Believe me when I say, when you get started, stopping is the hardest part. It is very addicting.
I have not followed all of Marie Kondo’s advice, but for me, the bottom line is, if I am decluttering, I am making progress, and there is nothing wrong with doing it my own way (that goes for you too).
Today I want to show you how to declutter and organize your dresser. That’s all, I want to keep it simple. If there is anything I have learned on this “decluttering journey” it’s that even if it is addicting because it feels awesome to get rid of stuff, it’s also very easy to get burnt out. Don’t burn yourself out, just keep it simple.
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MY DECLUTTERING GOALS
When I first started decluttering, I started in my kitchen, I literally opened my utensil drawer and threw away everything I didn’t use, and I basically never stopped. When I moved to the rooms, I knew that this would be the biggest project I would take on yet.
The master closet has always been the one place I dread walking in too, although it wasn’t necessarily messy, that was the place to store everything, it was cluttered.
Our closet was filled with clothes, between my husbands, mind, and our two little ones.
My oldest boys would always rip their clothes off the hanger leave a huge mess in their closet, partially because they were too short, and also because they really didn’t know what they were pulling off the hanger which caused more of a mess.
But the point is, our closet was cluttered, their room was cluttered and I couldn’t take it anymore, I decided, we were going hanger free and everything, and I mean EVERYTHING would be folded.
DECLUTTER YOUR DRESSER IN FOUR EASY STEPS
Let me start off by saying this is my oldest son’s dresser. What a disaster, I would get so stressed out just looking at it. What was the point in even folding the clothes?
STEP 2: WASH ALL OF YOUR CLOTHES AND EMPTY YOUR DRAWER, DISCARD ANY UNWANTED ITEMS
The main idea here is to keep only the items that spark joy, meaning you LOVE them and you will wear them.
I’ll admit, with my kids, It takes a couple times for them to see if they spark joy, however, I do guide them and remind them that they don’t wear something often etc.
STEP THREE: USE THE FILING METHOD TO FOLD ALL THE ITEMS YOUR KEEPING
The amount of space that this method creates is astonishing. I highly recommend it.
STEP FOUR: DISCARD ANY HANGERS YOU DON’T NEED!
I know, this part may sound a little over the top, but if you are serious about changing your life, you need to just do it. I promise it will be worth it.
I hope this helps inspires you to start your decluttering journey today!