Today's mission is to declutter your wardrobe of sleepwear, such as pajamas, nightgowns and robes 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. When you do the mission depends on where you keep these types of clothes within your home, the closet or within a drawer in the bedroom.
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 of decluttering clothes up for you into a series of missions. Some of these daily missions are 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 or drawers within 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 sleepwear, or nightwear. This list can include (in both summer and winter weights):
Today's the day that you ask yourself how much sleepwear do you need (and have room for in your closet or drawers), and then you should keep decluttering until you reach that number you've decided upon.
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 sleepwear to have clean clothing to lounge around the house in, and sleep in, for the full time in between when you do laundry.
As discussed in more length in my article about how often to wash various types of laundry, assuming you've not spilled anything, or otherwise made a mess while wearing your sleepwear, it can be worn about 3-4 times between washings, while your robe can be washed about every two weeks (some prefer more frequently, and that's OK too!)
Since you can typically wear pajamas or other sleepwear 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 additional factors to consider for yourself when determining how much sleepwear you'll want to keep.
Keep decluttering to get rid of excess items that don't fit your body, you don't like, have too many stains or tears to be salvageable, aren't comfortable to lounge around the house or sleep in, 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 pajama and sleepwear clutter, so your wardrobe and closet contain only the items that you love, and look and feel good on you, and help you get a good night's sleep.
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!
In addition, here's a round up of all the Declutter 365 missions on the site for decluttering clothes of all kinds.
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