Go through the pile item by item.
Once you've gathered all your clothes in one place, go through the pile one by one. Hold up each item and ask yourself whether or not it sparks joy for you. Start with things that feel easy — aka the ones that make you feel an immediate "yes!" or "no!" — before tackling the trickier items. Make sure you thank the items you've bid adieu to for a moment before tossing them in the donate pile; it's a huge part of the process! Another tip to keep in mind? Stick to your belongings if you're organizing with a partner. The owner of the actual item should be the one to decide whether it stays or goes.