How to Sift Through Your Closet

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closetYour closet can be one of the scariest places to clean out, largely because it's likely a mishmash of items that were haphazardly shoved into every nook and cranny. Just the thought of what to do with one thing can be overwhelming — especially when you consider just how many more items are waiting in the wings. If you've avoided this dark space for a long time, we'll give you a few tips on how to jump into the dreaded task. 

Make Piles 

There should be at least a few things in your closet that can be categorized. From clothes to books to sentimental mementos, sometimes the most you can ask yourself to do is to sort through what you have and place items into groups. To avoid another tangle of incompatible objects, try to make the categories a little more specific — for example, sweaters as opposed to all tops. As you watch everything come together, you may be inspired to take the next step. If you have a lot of old greeting cards saved up, consider recording them in a digital format if you don't want to throw them away completely. 

Toss or Donate 

Throwing things away can be satisfying at the moment, but recycling them is always going to be the better option. Today, nearly all kinds of fabric can be recycled somehow, and this is true for clothes as well as shoes. Anything that's still in relatively good shape can be bagged up and taken to a consignment store (if only for the tax deduction). If you're feeling particularly motivated, you should take photos and list unwanted items on resale websites or hold a garage sale. Just $5 here and $10 there can really add up if you have enough leftovers in your closet. 

The apartments in Chicago are more worthwhile when you take the time to organize them. Imagine opening up your closet and having everything you need right at your fingertips. Talk about a stress-reliever! If you're looking for a more spacious floor plan to hold all of your things, call The Montrose today to learn more about our current availability. We offer a number of amenities to our residents that help them live their best lives. 

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