You know what I thought held me back from having an organized closet?
$$ Money $$.
I thought money was the root of the problem, so therefore because I couldn’t afford to buy new clothes, I had to keep and wear the ones I already had.
The trouble was that I didn’t wear the ones I already had.
I kept them in piles, waiting for the day that I would wear them.
I used up valuable hanging space with shirts, dresses, skirts or trousers that I knew I would never wear again because I felt that I needed to have options. You know, for those days when I really needed to wear that outfit I don’t really like but it will have to do.
So my closet was full of clothes that were:
- too small
- too large
- not quite the right fit
- for my “fat-feeling” days
- for my “skinny-jeans” day
- totally inappropriate yet I still held on them for irrational reasons.
But then something twigged.
I decided to make room for the closet I wanted. I was going to set a budget and buy new clothes. And magical things happened!
Magical Things That Happen When You Clean Out Your Closet
When I finally felt brave enough to discard the old, worn, tired, out-of fashion pieces taking up valuable space in my closet, I found I had these magic moments.
1. I Shopped With Clear Goals
I shopped for types of clothes that I love to wear, and wear 80% of the time.
I chose clothes that suited my current weight.
I chose a few key styles for latest trend, then chose staple styles that can be mixed and matched.
Doing this leads me to point 2.
2. I Look Forward to Getting Dressed
I no longer look with dread at my options and ponder what I can possibly put on today that will make me feel good.
I confidently reach for an outfit in my spacious closet. 🙂
3. I Stay Organized
Not having to rifle through inappropriate options means I can clearly see what’s in my closet and select items easily.
It’s also easier to keep organized because there is less clutter and more space.
Plus, I like admiring my closet space as I walk past it.
4. My Self-Esteem Increased
I feel good about myself and it shows.
People comment on my new style.
I feel like I walk a little taller because I am happier.