Tidy Tuesdays-Cleanin’ Out Your Closet!

Hi all! I KNOW that you are probably like me and you have a tough time cleaning out your closet! It is hard to throw out clothes you don’t wear anymore. You say to yourself, “maybe I will wear it again” “I might fit into that again someday” “maybe this will come back in style”! Sometimes we just need some help to help ourselves get rid of clothing that is clogging up our closets.


I used to watch Oprah (back when I had one child and wasn’t teaching piano, sigh, I had more time then.) I remember one day on her show she gave a tip I have never forgotten. In fact I have used it several times to figure out what clothes to take to Goodwill and what to keep.


All you have to do is go to your closet right now and turn ALL your hangers backwards. This is backwards, unless you already hang your hangers this way, then backwards would be the opposite way for you!!

clean out closet, She Made it

When you return a shirt to your closet after wearing it, you hang it back the RIGHT way not the WRONG way. Set a time limit, Oprah suggested 6 months, and every piece of clothing that is still hanging on a backwards hanger is what you donate!

Clean out closet, She Made it (2)

Obviously you might need to do this once a season for the next year, that way you can clean out all your clothes, winter, spring, fall and summer!


It feels good people, I did this last year and it was so freeing to get rid of clothes that previously I just couldn’t bring myself to part with. I find that sometimes I develop an emotional attachment to my clothes. Wait….did I just say that? I know, sounds crazy, but it is true. I think of the place I wore a certain shirt, or where I was and who I was with when I bought it. Silly, but it makes it hard to get rid of clothing. This system really worked for me. I hope it can work for you too!


If you try it, let me know, I would love to hear how it goes for you!

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