It's week six, and I'm starting to feel like I won't get through all my winter clothes before winter is over. Maybe I need to start wearing two outfits a day? Or move somewhere colder? Sigh.
Currently, I'm purging my closet in an unconventional way. By wearing every single thing I own, I have the opportunity to ask myself these questions: Do I love it? Is it flattering, and does it fit well? Does it match my style? If the answer is no, it's gone.
But back in January, before starting this challenge, I did go through my closet and do a complete clean out and re-organization.
Conventional organizing wisdom suggests that you remove every single thing from your closet. Nope, that's way too overwhelming. So I broke it down into smaller chunks, and chose similar items, ie. short sleeve shirts, jeans, etc. to work with. I separated things into three piles: definite keep (because I really do love it), maybe keep, and donate.
The donate items went into a black bag and straight out to the car, because I'm guilty of looking at something again and changing my mind. The "maybe keep" items got a little more scrutiny. Have I worn it in the last year? Can I style the item several ways? If I was on a very limited budget, and I was shopping right now, would I buy this again?
Hours later, when I was finally done, everything I was including in my challenge (and there was still a lot) went back into the closet. On black velvet hangers from Costco, because I love them. As I wear something and decide it's a "final" keep, I'm turning the hangers around so I remember that it's already been worn.
Hopefully I'll get to spring clothes by the time spring gets here. Otherwise, I might be wearing a flannel shirt to Mother's Day brunch.
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