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One of the biggest deterrents to decluttering is finding the time to do it! Here is How I Instantly Declutter My Closet With This Simple Step!

Over the past year here on The Eco Hub, I have covered a lot of stories related to decluttering both my home and my closet and the biggest feedback I have gotten from you my readers is that finding the time to actually declutter is hard.

I get it takes time to go through a kitchen cupboard or a drawer in your home, it can seem like a very overwhelming task. It’s a big reason why we tend to put off decluttering altogether and end up hoarding it instead.

This got me thinking, how can we make this more doable for people?

This past summer I got to chat with Sarah Peel from Citizenne, she came to my house to teach me how to shop my closet; we filmed a really cute video on the process too. 

We had a few boxes on the bed to help us sort out what I was going to keep and what I was going to donate.

clothing hanging on a birch rack

After she left, I kept a small basket at the bottom of my closet for clothes I was not wearing or just did not want anymore but were just hanging in my closet.

After a few months, the box was filled with clothing that was ready to be donated. This simple practice has eliminated the hours I would need to put aside to do a full closet purge.

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If you have kids this is a great way to get rid of clothes that don’t fit them anymore. If they try it on and it does not fit, it goes in the box. After a few months, you will have a full box ready for donation.

You can do this in any room on the house, not just the bedroom/closet. If you come across something in your home that you know you don’t want, simply place I in the box, when it’s full, it’s ready to go!

What do you think? It this something you would consider doing?

How I Instantly Declutter My Closet With This Simple Step

Candice Batista

Candice Batista is an award winning Environmental Journalist and one of Canada’s leading eco advocates. Her career spans national and international media outlets, where she has used her background in environmental studies and media & communications to produce and report on various environmental and climate issues for primarily television and digital audiences including Huffington Post, The Globe & Mail, The Weather Network, CityTV, Rogers Television, The Pet Network, iChannel, and CTV, where she is currently the National Eco Expert for the stations number 1 daytime talk show, The Marilyn Denis Show.
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