Closet clean for extra cash with a little help from my BuJo! – Part 1: the cleanse

If you follow me on #instgram or #facebook you will know that I’m in the process of buying my very first home.

In order to make the move as easy as possible I’m currently undertaking a huge spring clean to weed out all the items that I don’t want to take with me to my new home.

The first room on the list was my box room… also known as my wardrobe!

After doing a little (ok a lot…) of Pinterest research I put together a 4 step process to reducing the wardrobe.

1. Remove everything from wardrobe

2. Clean wardrobe

3. Sort all items in 4 piles:

  • Keep (I love it…)
  • Store (I love it but… not in season, doesn’t fit etc)
  • Sell (good condition/branded/new/unusual)
  • Donate (everything else!)

4. Time for everything to be moved into its final place:

  • Put the Keep pile back in wardrobe.
  • “Store” into storage.
  • “Sell” on eBay
  • “Donate” to Charity.

This is how the plan looked in my Bullet Journal:


As you can see I also listed some questions to ask if I was struggling to decide which pile an item should go in:

  • Does it fit?
  • Have I worn this item?
  • Will I wear in next 12 months?
  • Is it in style?
  • Is it damaged?
  • Would I buy this right now?
  • Do I feel confident wearing this?

I also wanted to keep an inventory of what I kept and what I donated/sold so I saw up pictures to represent each category using my stencil.

Now it was time to get started.

Step 1… take everything out of the wardrobe. At this point I began to regret starting!!


Step 2: clean the wardrobe. Ok this I can do…


Part 3: sort into piles. This is where it starts to get tricky. Luckily I had a little help in the form of one of by best friends and her twin boys who were especially helping in sorting through my hat collection!


By the end I had sorted everything into piles. Here are the items to go to charity:


Time now to get to step 4. Everything in its place:

I love my scarves so I bought a cheap over door towel rail and some shower curtain hooks to organise them. Now they are all visible im able to “shop” my collection more easily.

In my wardrobe I can see all the items easily, meaning getting ready in the morning will be easier now I don’t have to battle with an over stuffed closet!


Now all that is left to do is drop the donations to charity and get all of my “sell” pile onto eBay.

Check out my next blog post for part 2 of the closet cleanse when I use my Bullet Journal to make selling on eBay super simple!

I live in Essex in the UK with my gaggle of furry friends including Daisy the dog. I have had lifetime passion/obsession for beautiful stationery and to do lists which has lead me to the wonderful world of Bullet journals. When I first starting bullet journaling it struck me the lack of UK based resources for journal accessories which lead me to create my own. I know have my very own webshop selling my hand made journal stencils and ship all over the world and am just as enthusiastic as I ever was about stationery and organisation!!

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