I recently decluttered my closet and purged about half of my wardrobe! Now my wardrobe is so much easier to manage and I love what I wear more! Here are 3 key things that helped me to radically simplify my wardrobe.
When I got really, truly serious about simplifying all of my possessions, my closet was the first thing I purged. It was a no-brainer for me. I know that the way I dress each day affects my entire outlook, so I figured that if I wanted to achieve simplicity in my home it made sense to set the tone with my wardrobe.
I had tried to simplify my wardrobe in the past, but always went about it in the wrong way. Each spring or fall, I would look through my seasonal clothes and pick out a few items to get rid of. I probably retired about 5 to 10 items per year. Of course, over the course of the year I’d also buy 5 to 10 new items. So I never really reduced the amount of clothing in my closet, just shuffled up the options.
Finally, about three years ago, I switched my tactics and did a radical decluttering. I ended up purging about half my wardrobe! All of my clothes, regardless of the season, can now fit (with room to spare!) in my portion of the closet and dresser. I even gave up a dresser drawer to use for my son’s clothing! None of my clothes, accessories, or shoes are in storage, except for a small box that contains my minimalist maternity wardrobe.
Looking back, there are 3 key things that helped me to see my wardrobe in a different light and allowed me to purge half of it.
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