Day 28- More Clothing {Net Zero Decluttering Challenge} | From Overwhelmed to Organized: Day 28- More Clothing {Net Zero Decluttering Challenge}

Monday, December 28, 2015

Day 28- More Clothing {Net Zero Decluttering Challenge}

Have you ever felt overwhelmed during the month of December with all the stuff that enters your home? The trick I've found helps me is to declutter throughout the month. Will you join me in the Net Zero Decluttering Challenge?

Each day this month I'll share some decluttering tips and ideas so you can end the month with the same number of items in your home (or maybe even less!) than what you started the month with.

Today I'm sharing tips on decluttering more clothing now that you know what you've received for Christmas.

Today's Suggested Decluttering Task

Yesterday we applied the one-in-one-out rule to toys and today we're applying it to clothing!

If you already decluttered your clothing and decluttered your kids' clothing earlier this month, you may not have much left that you want to purge.  But it's worth taking a quick peek as you're putting away the new clothes you received for Christmas.

If you haven't decluttered clothing recently, take some time to do that now so your closets and dresser drawers aren't crammed when you add your new clothing to them.

Here are a few tips:

  • If you received a new sweater, declutter 1 (or more!) that are stretched, worn, or ball-y
  • If you received a new blouse, declutter 1 (or more!) that is no longer flattering
  • If you received new pants, declutter 1 (or more!) pants that are too small
  • If you received new socks or underwear (doesn't everyone receive those for the holidays?!), declutter any that are hole-y, worn, or dirty looking
  • If you received new pajamas, declutter 1 (or more!) sets that you don't like as much as the new ones
Get the idea?  It's pretty simple.  One item in... one item out.  If you've got cluttered closets or drawers, declutter more than one!  Make room for the new by letting go of the old.  

Decluttering More of My Clothing

We did receive some new clothing items this Christmas, but we decluttered quite a bit earlier this month and earlier this fall.  I'm planning to put many of our new clothing items away tomorrow, so I'll see if there's more I can declutter then.

My Progress in the #NetZeroClutter challenge

Today was a day to enjoy our gifts, as well as a belated birthday outing for me, and a bit of mattress shopping (my hubby and I only gave a few small gifts to each other for Christmas because we're giving each other a new mattress... our original one is 17 1/2 years old so it's time for a new one!).  So no items in today.

But 3 items out... our 3 chocolate advent calendars... all the chocolates have been eaten and the rest has been recycled.  And as I start putting gifts away tomorrow I'll be on the lookout for items to declutter :)
So that puts me at -3 items today in the #NetZeroClutter challenge and -291 overall.  It's nice to be back to a 0 in day for a change :)

What's Next For You?

Take some time today to declutter more clothing.  Or anything you'd like to declutter!  Take some pictures and share your progress on social media using the hashtag #NetZeroClutter.  Let me know how you're doing in the challenge so I can cheer you on!

Sign up to receive my blog posts by email so you get each day's post in your email inbox every morning.  You can unsubscribe after the challenge is over if you don't want to continue receiving my blog posts by email.

I'd also love for you to join our 365 Items in 365 Days Facebook group as you do this challenge!  You'll be able to share with others what you're decluttering and feel encouraged and inspired by everyone else who is also decluttering!

If you'd like more decluttering ideas, you can check out my Decluttering/Purging Tips & Ideas board on Pinterest.

So that's today's post in the Net Zero Decluttering Challenge!  I'm enjoying doing this challenge and I'm excited to have you join me.  I love hearing all the stories of how much more you're enjoying your holidays because you're not overwhelmed by all the stuff in your home!

How many items of clothing did you let go of today?  How can you keep your closet and dresser from becoming cluttered?

Happy organizing decluttering!

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Here are all the posts in this challenge in case you missed any or want to share some with your friends or family!