Here is the ninth post in our Kick the Clutter Challenge series. It challenges you to take a leap into your closet chaos.
Marie Kondo, the author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, insists that you take everything out of your closet— yes, everything! This process makes you realize how much excess you have. How many sweaters are jammed into the back of your closet and haven’t been worn for a year? How many pairs of jeans do you own and how often do you wear them? If you dream of a neat and tidy wardrobe, then it’s time to tame the chaos in your closet.
Remove everything from your closet and then sort items into three piles: donations, consignment and items that spark joy. Don’t take too long to make a decision about each item. If that little black dress was worn when you met your significant other but doesn’t fit you now, relish the memory and not the dress. Then let it go. Let’s face it: Unless you see this item all the time, the memory is very distant.
Do all those T-shirts still fit you? That sweater that your daughter gave you five years ago . . . do you feel guilty donating it? Your daughter doesn’t expect you to hold onto that sweater forever, so go ahead and move it along. Think about your lifestyle today and keep the pieces that make you smile when you wear them.
Clothing looks fabulous when it’s all hung on the same wooden hangers and the pieces are arranged by color. When you open your closet, a well organized space of outfit options await you. What does this day have in store for you and how would you like to dress to greet this amazing day of opportunity?
Your clothes are an expression of your personality and should make you feel confident, happy and comfortable. And your closet should be a happy place, especially since it greets you at the beginning of the day and at the end. Spend the time to tame the chaos in your closet and see if it helps you find a little more sparkle to your daily routine.