Most of us experience that confusing problem – a closet full of clothes and nothing to wear. I still haven’t figured out how to solve that puzzle, but I have however noticed that I’ve been facing this problem less and less lately. What has proven to be very helpful is the good old trick of cleaning out my closet.
I don’t know about you, but I like to collect clothes. I have enough of it to serve me for the next couple of years, and still sometimes it feels like I’ve got nothing to wear. That’s because I still have clothes that I’ve purchased a couple of years ago (some even from my student years!) and those items may just not feel like me anymore. Some may not fit, some are not in style, and some I just don’t feel represent who I am now. And not to mention that they occupy precious space in my closet that is filled way over its capacity. That’s why cleaning out and organizing will do wonders as you’ll be able to display your clothes better and will actually see what items you have.
Finding your favorite skirt should not feel like a scavenger hunt. Overcrowded and underused closet is definitely not making anyone’s life easier.
If you think that cleaning out your closet sounds stressful, I say it’s quite fun. It’s like a time travel machine that reminds you of the first date with your partner when you wore that red dress, or of that cool t-shirt that your best friend got for you. It can bring out memories and make you see how far you’ve come and how you’ve changed. For me that’s a nice way to get to know yourself a bit more, and to understand where you are in your life right now. And yes, I can tell all that from just my closet. Another thing that I love is that like any kind of cleaning, cleaning out and organizing your closet is very therapeutically. You get out with the old and make room for things that matter. You ask yourself if you really need that dress and you decide to let it go. We have lots of things in our lives that we like to hold on to, and sometimes getting rid even of the smallest things can feel liberating.
So, open up your closet and get rid of the things that no longer serve you. Give them away to someone who will give them a new life. A win-win for everyone: you, the planet and the person who will take what was trash to you and turn it into treasures.
By: Ivona Iwarra Josipovic / Photo cred: instyle.com