The Closet Trick

The Closet Trick

Janel Laban
Nov 6, 2007

Discardia is a holiday - all about letting things go and simplifying your life. The inventor of Discardia has produced tons of info, tips and tricks on how to live simply at her Discardian is one of our favorites:

It's accepted wisdom that with very few exceptions, it's likely that clothing that you haven't worn in six months is clothing you will not wear again. It could be donated and used by someone who needs it. We've been thinking about this as we pack up our summer stuff and pull out the sweaters. We have good intentions but it's not always easy to keep track and apply the six month rule...

The Closet Trick

Turn around all the hangers in your closet so the hooks are pointing towards you (wrong way round).

When you wear something, put it back with the hook the normal way.

In six months, any hanger still facing the wrong way is holding an item you haven't worn, ready for the donation bag.


We're really going to try and get serious on the regular closet clearouts...more tips and ideas are welcome - let us know in the comments below if you follow the six month rule.

Related Links:

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  • Au Revoir Winter Clothes
  • Storage Overload

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    Image: California Closets

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