Last week I expressed that I have been wanting to purge my closet. Within the last few months, I’ve come to the realization that I prefer quality over quantity, and I found that a majority of my closet was quantity over quality — I wasn’t okay with this. So, a few days I ago I got to work. I decided that if a piece of clothing doesn’t bring me joy, it’s not worth a spot in my closet. Life is far too short to wear boring clothes!
If you’re interested in making room in your closet, I’ve got 5 tips and tricks to help let go!
- When was the last time you wore it? This is usually the first thing that I think of when cleaning out my wardrobe. Have I worn it in the past 6 months? The past year? If not, out ya go! Don’t hoard things that, deep down, you know you’ll never wear again.
- Does it make you happy? I can’t tell you how many things I got rid of simply because I felt ‘meh’ about them. Fashion and style can be SO exciting, but it won’t be if your clothes aren’t. To me, a fresh cashmere sweater is exciting. To other’s, maybe a bright pink dress is exciting. Find what excites you and keep/buy that.
- When was the last time you tried it on? I’m guilty of just throwing stuff out without giving it a second chance. So, this time, I tried every single piece on that possibly stood another chance in my closet. By doing this, I was able to figure out a) if it fit anymore or b) did I like they way it looked on?
- Is it comfortable? I’m done playing the ‘it’s cute, I’ll wear it through the discomfort’ game. If it physically doesn’t feel nice, I won’t wear it. You don’t have to sacrifice comfort for style — you can have both, honey.
- Is it flattering? I’ll admit I’m guilty of buying clothes that don’t work with my body type, thinking I’ll force it to work. WRONG. Over time you’ll find what suits your body; find those items, buy them, and throw out the rest.
THE DONATE/SELL PILE:
THE END RESULT:
I’ll tell you what, it feels good to have a clean closet! I like to do this a couple times a year to evaluate what to keep and what to toss. This also allows for new items to come in 😉 I’m looking forward to buying quality over quantity, in hopes that I won’t need to purge my closet as often.
When was the last time you went through your clothes? Are there any other tips/tricks you have for a closet clean-out? I’d love to hear!
Stay organized, my friends.