Are you guilty of the 80/20 closet rule?

Jan 03, 2020

They say that the Pareto Principle, also known as the 80/20 rule, holds true with wardrobes: Most of us wear 20 percent of our clothing, 80 percent of the time.

Why waste valuable space on the other 80 percent of your wardrobe that you rarely wear? Now’s a great time to go through your closet and get organized – it’s easy!

  • Dump everything onto your bed and go through each item of clothing carefully.
  • Make a pile of giveaways, throwaways, keepers and maybes. Be sure to consider every article of clothing carefully before dumping; you may be able to use a forgotten accessory with another outfit.
  • Hang the keepers back up by order of convenience, with the clothing you wear most often getting the area with the best visibility and within easy reach.

With your closet perfectly organized, picking out what to wear each morning will be a cinch! As an added bonus, you’ll be able to make room for your seasonal wardrobe.

Your Turn: How has de-cluttering helped to you save time and money? Share your experience with us in the comments!