Tackle the Closet Together
The closet is the easiest place to start your purge. Begin by thinking of your staple clothing items and put them aside. Next, do your best to think of every item in your closet. For the ones you’ve forgotten, toss into the donate pile – especially items that haven’t gotten much use in the last year or two. Turn this into a game for children by getting them to sort their favourite outfits. Donate the ones they don’t mention or have outgrown. “It gets them to learn about taking inventory of their stuff,” says Pollack.
Last but not least, don’t forget to wash all clothing items before putting them in the donate bin.