Do you ever find yourself sitting in front of your closet full of clothes, and then complain about not having anything to wear?
Well, you are not alone!
When your closet is crammed full of clothes, but you only wear the same selection on repeat, it is likely that you have forgotten about the many other beautiful pieces that got stuck in the black hole in your chaotic closet.
You need a little organization and decluttering to solve these wardrobe woes.
Signs to clean up your wardrobe
1. You can barely see the floor
2. Some pieces do not bring you joy anymore (Hi, @Marie Kondo)
3. Your special occasion dresses never seem to see the light of day
4. You’re always running late because you’re lost in a sea of clothes
5. You only wear 10% of your wardrobe
6. When work clothes are wrinkled from being shoved in the back of the closet
I vouch for all when I say I have my days when I walk into a closet full of clothes. There would be the pile where I tried on some clothes but decided not to wear it, leaving a pile of clothes to which I promised to clean up later. I never do. I am also one of those that have a closet full of clothes but say to myself “I have nothing to wear” and always have the need for more clothes!
Every other month, I would spare some time to declutter my clothes, which sometimes takes hours! Somehow, it just never ends. Here are some tips that I do which I hope will benefit everyone with the same problem:
Set aside some time and get some boxes. Like I said, decluttering takes hours! There would be a time that you want to try on your clothes or start reminiscing and wonder about each piece. Take everything out. This lets you see and go through everything and that way, you cannot stop halfway.
Next, sort into two piles: to keep, and to toss or give away. The ‘keep’ pile is for the pieces that you actually love, the ones that can still fit you, and you will wear it, while the ‘to toss or give away’ pile is for the pieces that cannot fit you anymore, the ones that you do not see yourself wearing in the next 6 months, or you just cannot see yourself wearing it in the future. If it is still in good condition, consider giving it to someone who will actually wear it, or donate it to a charity as they are always in need of clothes!
Remember that these are you clothes and you are in control. Get control of hoarding before it becomes a big problem. You may wear it “someday,” and who knows when “someday” will be.
Set a calendar reminder to revisit this process once or twice a year.