Organizing closet crammed full of clothes and memories
Over the course of 30 years, she had also added gift bags, memorabilia and more unrelated items to this huge closet.
In order to determine which clothes to keep I asked this client several questions.
My point with question number 4 is this: if any article of clothing is cheaply made, ill-fitting or simply worn out – should it really take up precious space in your closet? You are all better than old, tired, ill-fitting and worn out clothes! I leanred this one from my mother. She never had much money growing up but she always wore clothes that fit well and were clean and pressed. She spent a lot of time learning how to sew and alter her clothes for her body and even more time at the ironing board.
In this era, most of us do not have the time to sew and press but we can still follow mom’s example and pay to have our clothes tailored and pressed. It makes a HUGE impact on how you feel and how you are acknowledged in the world.
When you ask yourself question number #5, be honest. Most often the clothes we purchased over 5 years ago have nothing to do with our current attitudes or lifestyle.
By the time this closet was organized, we had one bin of small clothes and one bin of oversize clothes tucked away for possible future reference.
The only clothes that remained hanging in her closet were items that fit her now. This way, she could walk in and feel good about herself and easily find a perfect outfit to wear in a snap!
If you want to make a shift in your life, think about making a physical shift with your wardrobe. Life is about constant change and there is no easier way to change your outlook and your life than to change your clothes.
So, go ahead and purge your closet of the dust bunnies and old sweaters lying in a heap. You will feel better and like my client’s closet, look at what amazing results can happen!
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