Clean out your closet.
Years ago people didn’t have so many outfits to choose from. They had their basic and neutral clothing that they wore for whatever chore or work they had to get done that day. Then the fashion industry started to teach people to be creative and add color and style to their daily outfits. We now have clothes for work, special occasions, working out, going to sleep, different seasons, etc.
We have too many clothes and often still feel like we have nothing to wear when we are rushing in the morning. Add the variety of shoes, hats and accessories to the mix and our closets may be a bit more cluttered than we would like them to be.
Do you have items that are ripped or stained but they provide memories so you keep them anyway? Do you have a pile of socks that no longer match? Are you still trying to fit into those jeans, but it’s been a few (or 15) years? Did you know you only wear about 20 percent of your wardrobe 80 percent of the time?
Whatever the case, it may be time to declutter so you can add in items that are better quality and will serve your life more appropriately.
Spend a few minutes each day this week separating items into piles for recycling, donating, consignment and to keep. You may find a recycle clothing bin at a local school to help them raise money. You can add ripped and stained clothing that you would otherwise throwaway since you can’t donate them.
You may struggle, but as Marie Kondo, a Japanese organizing consultant and author states, “discard everything that does not spark joy.”
This gives you an opportunity to find your current style and purchase clothing that inspires and uplifts you. Be more strict in your upcoming shopping endeavors and make sure each piece will fit your new style and how you want to feel every day.