Today's mission is to declutter your wardrobe of pants, jeans, and shorts that you don't need and are excess stuff, to get rid of your closet or drawer clutter.
This mission is designed to be done while we're focused on the Organize Master Bedroom Closet Challenge and/or the Organize Master Bedroom Challenge, which are two of the 52 Week Organized Home Challenges here on the site, depending on where you keep these types of clothes within your home.
Instead of trying to get rid of all your clothing clutter at once, and then feeling overwhelmed, or pulling out too many clothes all at once and making a big mess, I've broken this task up for you into a series of missions, some of them focused on the type of clothing item, while others are focused on clearing out the places you store the various types of clothes, such as in drawers in your bedroom, or hanging up or on shelves in your closet for example.
As always, when decluttering any type of clothing, make sure to use these 9 questions to help you with the process, so you can feel good about the choices you make.
During this Declutter 365 mission I want you to evaluate whether to keep or get rid of the following types of clothing items in your closet or dresser drawers that are considered pants. This list can include:
Today's the day that you ask yourself how many pairs of pants, shorts, jeans, etc. do you need (and have room for in your closet or drawers), and then keep decluttering until you reach that number.
Since everyone has their own lifestyle, fashion and style sense, and a different amount of space in their closet and drawers to store this type of clothing it's difficult to say with certainty what that number of how many you need is, for you.
Therefore, I find it easier to talk about minimums, and then additional factors to consider to decide if you need or want any number above that minimum.
At a minimum you need enough pairs of pants/shorts/jeans to have clean clothing to wear until the next time you do laundry.
As discussed in more length in my article about how often to wash various types of laundry, assuming you've just worn the clothes around your home or work without exessive exertion and sweating, and haven't fallen in a mud puddle or otherwise made big mess, you can wash jeans after 4-5 wears, leggings and yoga pants after 1-2 wears, and other pants and shorts after 3-4 wears.
Since you can typically wear pants a few times before they need to be washed, and I recommend you do laundry at least once a week or otherwise stick to a laundry schedule or routine, then you really don't need that many pairs, at a minimum.
However, most people use other considerations to decide they'd like a few more. Here are some things to decide for yourself, when determining how many pants, shorts and jeans you'll want to keep.
Keep decluttering to get rid of excess items that don't fit your body, you don't like, aren't in fashion, have too many stains or tears to be salvageable, or otherwise will not fit into the space you've got designated for them.
I hope these instructions have inspired you to get rid of your pants and jeans clutter, so your wardrobe and closet contain only the items that you love, and look and feel good on you.
When you begin to declutter the feeling you get is contagious, so if you're loving the results you're getting I would encourage you to keep going.
I've got a whole series of 15 minute decluttering missions (eventually 365 of them!) that you can do.
Just pick and choose the ones you want to do, that will make a big impact in your home. But if you want someone else to tell you the order you can also grab the 15 minute daily decluttering mission calendars and follow along as we all get our homes clutter free together!
I would love to hear from you, sharing your thoughts, questions, or ideas about this topic, so leave me a comment below. I try to always respond back!