What To Do When A Closet Full Of Items Makes You Confused
Are you one of those who have a closet full of clothes but nothing to wear? If yes, then this article is meant for. It’s been years since I stood in front of my closet full of clothes, shoes, and accessories, feeling overwhelmed and unsure of where to start. I was a person who used to fill my wardrobe with too many unnecessary attire as a lover of shopping.
This is not wrong if I say that I have been a person who has many decluttered living including an overloaded wardrobe. I am pretty sure, it`s time to go somewhere, and here you are once again standing in front of your closet frustrated as hell that you have a ton of clothes and no awesome outfits am I right?
However, a cluttered closet can make getting dressed a stressful and time-consuming task. If you find yourself in this situation, it`s time to take action and declutter your closet. In this blog post, I am going to walk you through some practical steps to help you regain control over your wardrobe and create a more organized and functional closet space.
Understand the Declutter of Your Life
All you need to take start by understanding the decluttering of your life and here you are going to begin with your closet right? First, you need to think about all the money you`ve spent on pieces that are still hanging in your closet, and a shameful thing is they are hanging with price tags! Oh sounds bad why? Because you have nothing to wear them with and you want to cry. Well, don’t be overwhelmed, I am quite sure that you`re missing a shopping and buying strategy. Yes, you absolutely need a strategy for shopping and buying, because if you don`t have one, you end up with a closet full of clothes and nothing to wear. So always try to be mindful when it comes to shopping for an outfit whether for a special occasion or even for casual. Remember, try to look out your wardrobe before going shopping, and if you have enough to choose your favorite one change your mind regarding shopping.
Try to Set Clear Goals
This is too important to set clear goals even before you dive into decluttering. I start form asking myself why I want to declutter my closet. So you can also try to see better outcomes, start asking yourself are you looking to create more space, simplify your morning routine, or just feel more in control of your belongings? When you find the answers having a clear purpose will motivate you throughout the process.
Assessing your Current Wardrobe is the Key
This is a great idea to assess your current wardrobe so try to be mindful instead of overwhelming. You can start by taking everything out of your closet and laying it all out so you can see what you have. This step is crucial because it allows you to evaluate your current wardrobe objectively.
Do you want to know how I assessed my wardrobe? I am pretty sure you’d love to know how I did. I asked myself these questions
· Do I wear this item regularly?
· Does it fit me well?
· Is it in good condition?
· Does it make me feel confident and comfortable?
The answers and strategy to these questions are here, if your answers are mostly no then sort your clothing into three piles:
· Keep them (try to wear)
· Donate (humbly)
· Sell (a good Idea)
· Discard (mindful strategy)
Be ruthless and honest with yourself. If you haven`t worn something in over a year, it`s time to let it go right?
Mindful Strategy for Unwanted Items
All you need to do is pay heed to a mindful strategy once you`ve sorted your clothes. Try to decide what to do with the items you no longer want. In my opinion, considering donating all of your unwanted items is a mindful strategy. Try to find a local charity or sell them online through platforms. Always remember that one person`s unwanted item could be another`s treasure.
Go for Organizing your Keep Pile
Have you determined what to keep? If yes, then it`s time to organize your closet effectively. Here I want to give you some key tips that will help you:
· Try to find some quality hangers, they only protect your clothes but also make your closet look more visually appealing. Consider using slim line hangers to maximize space that will set your wardrobe.
· Organize your clothes by type like shirts, pants, and dresses, and then further categorize through color or season. This makes it easier to find what you need quickly.
· Consider adding shelves, drawers, or storage bins to your closet to keep accessories, shoes, and other items neatly organized.
· Store off-season clothing in bins or vacuum-sealed bags to free up space in your closet and make it easier to access the clothes you need.
Keep Maintaining Regularly
Always remember, that decluttering isn`t a one-time task, but it`s an ongoing process. So make it a habit to regularly assess your closet and remove items you no longer wear or need. As you acquire new items, follow the one-in-one-out rule for every new item you bring in, and let go of an old one to maintain a clutter-free closet like I do.
A cluttered closet can lead to stress and confusion, but with some dedication and the right approach, you can regain control and create a more organized and functional space. Remember that decluttering your closet is not just about getting rid of things; it`s about making room for the items that truly bring you joy and serve a purpose in your life. So, take a deep breath, follow these steps, and declutter your way to a happier, more manageable wardrobe.
I am quite sure, your future self will thank you for it!