I cleaned out my closet and it changed my life.
OK, so it wasn’t that dramatic. There was no vision quest, or light at the other end of the tunnel, but I did feel immediate relief and a lot less anxiety once I had finished.
In a couple days, I will be starting my year long adventure with my move to Montreal. Which, sadly means I cannot take all of my clothes with me. So I decided to do a closet purge and I got rid of almost half of my clothes. (*sigh* I know)
Deciding what was worth keeping and what would be surrendered was a lot harder that I thought It would be. Probably because I am a serious hoarder, but here are 5 tips to help you with your closet purge (because we all know the time will come).
1.Take EVERYTHING out of your closet
Absolutely everything must be sorted out, so taking it all out will ensure that you are not avoiding clothing confrontation with any of your spaghetti strapped tank tops.
2.Does this still fit me?
This might sound customary but you would be surprised at how many things I found that didn’t fit me anymore. Like those old crop tops from grade 11 that I was positive looked amazing. Yeah, those all had to go. I know, its annoying but trying everything on and seeing how it looks with more then one other piece of clothing in your closet will give you a good idea if its worth keeping.
3.Do I have 5 other pieces in my closet that I can wear it with?
If you don’t have at least 5 different items to wear with it then it can go. Maybe keeping that one pair of cool printed pants is fine, but anything that will take you more than 5 minutes in the morning to find something to pair it with, is just a waste of time, money and resources my friend.
4.If I was shopping right now, would I buy this?
The only time you will love that shirt the most is when you try it on in the store. If you were there now, would you buy it again?
For example, I bought this shirt and loved it so much because it was unique. If I was shopping right now, I’d probably buy it again.
5.Have I worn this in the last 12 months?
Obviously, if the answer is no, then its gone.
Referring to previous example, I haven’t actually worn this shirt in public since that photo was taken, which sadly, was a year ago ^
& If it doesn’t make you feel fabulous, don’t do it, don’t buy it, don’t keep it.
Happy Cleaning 🙂
-From Robbie, With Love