For every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned. ~ Benjamin FranklinWhen you're better organized and your environment is uncluttered, your mind can relax and focus. You're more efficient and productive. And it's easier to be spontaneous when you can find your car keys and have a handle on your schedule! What if you knew you could get organized... and stay organized? Would you be willing to invest some time now so that you could have more time everyday to spend on the activities and people that matter to you?
If you’re considering a closet makeover – the best first step is to purge your clothes so you know exactly what types of things, and how much of each category, you need to store. Good closet design is based on an accurate picture of what you’re keeping. Exactly how much hanging space will you need? Do you need shelves or drawers or both? How many accessories such as belts, ties, scarves, purses do you want to accommodate in there? Where will shoes go?
Can you imagine the lightness you would feel if you opened your closet and loved everything that was in there?
Purging clothes can be hard! As organizers, we often hear these reasons for holding onto certain items of clothing:
And the list goes on…
There is one simple question to ask yourself as you consider a piece of clothing: “Does keeping this hold me back or move me forward?”
Hold onto what helps you lovingly accept yourself for who you are today.
Sometimes an item of clothing won’t spark joy, but it performs a valuable function. For example, don’t immediately get rid of the only pair of black pants you have (if you wear them a lot) until you get something that you love to replace them. If you’re having trouble sensing how a piece makes you feel, find an item clothing that definitely sparks joy and compare it to that.
Now that you’ve decided what you are keeping, reward your hard work with a closet design that makes the clothes you love to wear both visible and accessible.