I’m in the process of moving, and that sparked a feeling of, “Do I really need to take all of this stuff? Do I really need it? Ya know, does it ‘spark joy’?”
I’m a clothing hoarder, you guys. No, not just clothes. More like clothes, shoes, bags, anything that goes in the closet. So with this move, I decided it was time to de-clutter, re-structure, and allow my closet to breathe again! Here’s what I did…
- Take everything OUT of the closet. No seriously. Everything has to come out. You’ll need a lot of room to sort everything out, and you’ll want to know that whatever goes back in the closet is truly something you love and that you’ll wear.
- Sort everything into three piles: keep, donate, maybe. Be serious with this. You can’t just keep everything (even though I really wanted to!)
- Go through your maybe pile with a friend. Grab a coffee or a cocktail and have your friend help you decide if you’re “maybe” items are items you need to keep. You’ll probably find that with a second opinion, you’re a lot more grounded in your answer to that. Here are some things that I think of when I’m deciding if I want to keep something or not:
- Am I keeping this for a prospective concert that I may or may not ever go to?
- How often do I really go to costume parties?
- Do I really need this prom dress from 8 years ago?
- Is this still “on trend”?
- Was this an item from a “phase”?
- Once you’ve finalized your donate pile, store all of those things away. The clutter being out of your space will make you feel more at-ease as you add things back into your closet.
- Put things back in the closet in function, rather than color. I hate when people say they organize their closet by color. When I get dressed for a nice brunch, I don’t think, “Man, I really want to wear something red.” No. I think, “It’s a nice day outside; I think I’ll wear a dress.” Now when it comes to organizing by color within your type, that’s fine, but don’t have a red section of pants, shirts, and dresses altogether. You’ll never wear everything if you do that.
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If you decide to overhaul your closet (and I don’t mean by shopping!) let me know what your favorite ways to do it are!