The task has been on my to-do list for ages and I suddenly decided that today is the day to create some order in the mess!
As I wrote once before, we wear about 20% of our clothes about 80% of the time. That means that it is also these 20% that are being washed and cleaned most of the time and that are placed on the top and in front of the shelves in our closet.
Maybe it is because of the spring feeling in the air or the fact that I haven’t bought anything new in a long time that made me take the plunge into this not very loved task. Both are making me feel that I do not have anything to wear (you know the feeling, right?).
A few weeks back, I spoke to a client who is spending way too much money on clothes – not only in relation to her own pay check but in relation to most peoples pay check. So I gave her the wonderful (!) advice to clean out and re-organize her closet in order to get rid of the things she was no longer using and to discover the things she no longer remembered that she owns.
The thing about advice is that it is great and easy to give to someone else but we should probably also do it ourselves. So this time, that is what I did.
Here are some of the things I learned:
· My closet is a mess!
· I can’t believe that I photographed the mess!
· I have an unbelievable amount of dresses and sweaters!
· Even though I took out two full garbage back of clothes, I still have too much!
· It is sad that I am not really capable out of taking out everything that I don’t really need!
· Wow, I didn’t remember that dress! It is nice!
In the end, it took no more than 40 minutes to get everything in order and I hope that it will take a bit longer than that to stay that way 😉 It is much easier to get dressed when the closet looks like that and as a bonus I found clothes I didn’t remember that I had. The clothes that I took out I can either donate to those who need it or swap with girlfriends and receive something they don’t really need….