It can be a big step to decide that you need to clean out your clothes and donate everything that you no longer wear. Deciding how to go about cleaning out your closet can feel a bit daunting, but Bustle has some great tips and tricks on how to get started.

  • Enlist the help of a friend who can help you decide if you will ever wear that slinky dress again or the itchy sweater that your aunt bought for you six years ago. Their honesty and detachment from the clothes themselves will help you make some tough decisions.
  • Go with your gut when you are going through your closet initially. If the particular item of clothing doesn't make you feel happy right away, let it go. It's good to own clothes that you love, and if you don't feel your absolute best in the piece of clothing, you probably don't need it.
  • Set a limit of how many of each kind of clothing you own. You can only wear so many sweaters, dresses, pairs of jeans, etc. So you should decide which sweaters are worth keeping and which ones you don't absolutely love, and toss those that don't make the top of your list.

Uncluttering your closet and donating to those less fortunate can help clear your closet and mind at the same time.

(via Bustle)