17 Responses to “Why Reorganizing my Closet Made me Happy”


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  1. And…..it’s contagious. Getting rid of old clothes and closet items feels great, and is usually an easy 1st choice for people not as far along the path to get started with.

    Who’s to say a kitchen cabinet is just for foodstuff? It’s available space, I’ve done the same with some of my empty kitchen storage areas, works great!

  2. I am long overdo to do this myself. I have so much that I don’t need and I just need to cleanse the cloest, if you will. Great post.

  3. I agree with your sentiments completely! I want to focus on what’s important not on clutter and stuff. Thanks for the inspiration to attack my clothes! Clothes first, then the rest of the closet.

  4. Rae

    Question for all that have shed a lot their stuff:

    Any regrets about getting rid of something? Did you miss anything?

    I am teetering on the brink of a major life change and have been so inspired by Be More With Less and Rowdy Kittens. I don’t know how I’ll feel after the purge I am thinking about….I guess I’m a little stuck in fear right now. But also so ready to breathe easier, have more space, peace and clarity in life.

    But what if I get rid of something sentimental and miss it?

    Thanks all :)

    • Rae – I don’t regret giving away any of my stuff. But it also took me years to pair down. I’m a big fan of taking very small steps. So if you’re feeling nervous, maybe you can give twenty belongings away a week?

    • Diane Mouto

      I am just beginning to declutter. I went thru all the closets early this year and donated lots! as I went back thru again in July I found it was easier to get rid of the items I was holding on to for sentimental reasons – a mardi gras ball gown, a great dress I bought for a good friends wedding and spent alot on . . . I seem to be one of those people who holds on to expensive things.

      Anyway – the second time around was so much easier! and it feels great to have room in the closets, and to have gotten rid of things that I truly will never wear again.

      When I work up some nerve, I am going to do the kitchen!

  5. I totally agree! I would love to downsize into a smaller place but my hubby’s not on board – yet (I remain hopeful). Our apt is around 500 sq ft and before I was married I lived in around 300 sq ft and loved it!

  6. Thanks for sharing, Tammy – closet decluttering is a favorite pastime for me too! Things I no longer need have a way of finding the topmost shelves, and it’s always a relief to let them go.

    Likewise, I’ve found that having fewer, good-quality clothing choices is such a help in getting ready to go anywhere! In fact, my mom is envious of how easy it is for me to pack. I tell her the secret: fewer things to choose from! :)

  7. Ginger

    I think it is too easy to get too much “stuff” in our lives and not enough “us”.

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