Cleaning out your closet is not just about getting rid of things that no longer fit as it’s about going through and letting go of things. If you find it as a mentally draining activity, keep on reading for the 4 starter tips to successfully purge your closet.
- Keep an open mindset and load up on energy.
Go into your wardrobe purge with a focus on the end goal of keeping the things that makes you happy and letting go have what doesn’t. You’re going to need an open mindset and load up on energy since de-cluttering your wardrobe can be an exhausting process. Remember, you’ll not just sort things through piles of things, but also it will take some mental and emotional effort to let go of things you’ve had for a while. To make everything productive, do it when you’re not tired, frustrated, or hungry as it will make you feel even more drained.
- Start your purge by examining each item in your closet.
When you start your purge your closet, you may feel relieved of getting rid of things you never liked. However, a purge is different from a clean-up. You have to sort the pile into what you plan to will give away, throw and even sell.
- Let go of the excuses.
Even though you toss some items easily, there are still some that you made an excuse to keep. If you haven’t worn it in a while, keep your timeline short to help you limit the items that reflect your current lifestyle. A good guiding post is items you haven’t worn in the past 1-2 years. If it clash with your personal style, even if you like the item, this makes you rarely wear it because it doesn’t feel like you so it’s time to let it go. If you wore it every time a few years ago but haven’t worn it much since because it no longer fits your personal style, let it go. If it doesn’t really fit you well, you’ll feel uncomfortable and you’ll look uncomfortable so toss it. Always resist the urge and honestly let things go.
- Organize your clothes accordingly and trim the excess.
Once you’ve gone through and cleared the things you don’t like, and the clothing you make excuses for now it’s time to look at your wardrobe and trim the excess clothes or ones that don’t give you joy. That’s when you will go through and really address those last clingers and hangers-on that you know you should let go. After this, organize your clothes accordingly may be by type, style, color, or function to help you see them in fresh ways. By heeding our tricks, you’ll be able to have a stylish and functional closet that serve you well.