Transcript for Declutter 2015 With Extreme Closet Makeover
? We are just a few weeks into the new year. Hopefully a lot of you are keeping that resolution to cut down the clutter in your closet. That's a great place to start as we've discovered. Thanks to our Paula Faris, shy has a ton of tips and tricks and how to score a little extra cash in the process. Reporter: The mission, operation declutter, the target, Debbie Goldman's closet. Hi. Hi. Reporter: Debbie says this mountain of mess has been building for over ten years. You have to get so overwhelmed when you look at this. Totally overwhelming. What do you want your closet to look like. Like a dream closet in good morning. Reporter: To tackle this project we called in organizational expert Jeffrey Phillip. Oh, my. Where does Debbie start? Little by little taking things out then we'll separate and sort. Let's roll up our sleeves and get to work. We separate her items into piles. Keep, donate, toss and sell. So that's a sell. Random -- one cleat. One cleat. You didn't type the other one. Oh. That's seen a better day. These are expired eight years ago. Trash. Trash. Trash. We come across a special coat Debbie can't part with. This was given to me by my mother and I never wear it but I can't bring myself to get rid of it. It's totally Normal when you hold the sent mental value so another option, we can take that and turn it into a pillow. Oh, my gosh. So you can have it on your sofa. After more than three hours of sorting, the closet is now completely empty. Are you a little overwhelmed. I can't even look at this mess. It's too much. It's overwhelming. I think we have just the trick. Myra from task rabbit is here to help. Here's how the task rabbit app works. Specify what time you need help and what service you need and voila, a tasker shows up ready to work. Another tip, for all of Debbie's donation items we schedule a pickup with big brother big sister who come right to the house. Now it's time to turn some clutter into cash. Let's start with Debbie's unwanted electronics. Her old cds and DVDs we use decluttr.com they'll give you a chick and gently used clothes we went to trredup.com. All you do is put your clothes in here, seal it up, drop it on your front porch. Keep your eyes closed. After eye hours of work, open your eyes. Oh, my god. I can't believe it. This is not my house anymore. Remember all the paper and clutter and personal items, Jeffrey uses individual bins with clear labels so everything has a place and on the right is just for coats. With even a little room to spare. Gorgeous. Unbelievably gorgeous. So how does she keep her closet organized. Going to bring in the same sort of things that live in here now. Not bring in holiday decorations that don't fit here. Do you think I can do it. I especially think you can. Go, team. Go. Reporter: For "Good morning America," Paula Faris, long Island, New York. And I want to bring in expert organizer and designer Jeffrey Phillip who just reveried to me you have been good at organizing since you were a little boy. Yes. It's either in you or it's not. We have to learn some great tips in this piece including one we saw that coat that she just never wore but she had sentimental attachment to it. You turned it foo a pillow. What a great idea. Thank you. We all have these sentimental items 1i9ing around, take them out of the depths of your closet and turn them into something useful and decorative. I've had friends do that with old furs. Their grandmother's or something and we all have this, baskets and desks filled with paperwork and clutter. There's an app that I love. All you need to do is snap a picture of whatever document you want to upload and it digitizes it and then you have access to it wherever you have internet access. That's a way to save it forever. Get rid of the paper and you have the digitized version. Fair enough. Then we saw there are apps to make a little bit of money. We saw one for DVDs. Ooh. It's going down, everybody. This is what happens in my house. Whew. We're okay. Dvds so how did she do? Did she make money. So far she's made $30 from the clothing she sold and she's made $20 from the cds and DVDs she sold on decluttr.com. And counting. That's so far. Much better than collecting dust. Collect a little cash. Never bad. Great, great tips and Jeffrey says start little. The junk drawer. Great place to start.
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