The time of the year I normally like take some time to spring clean my wardrobe is here. During my ‘spring clean closet’ my handmade items aren’t left untouched. Of course there are a lot more sentimental value to keep an item you made yourself but I personally think: If the clothes don’t look good on you they must be gone.
That empowerment feeling when you power dress can turn into a ‘very bad day wardrobe’ feeling when everything you decided to wear looks awful.
Seriously, who haven’t spend hours and hours looking at their wardrobe packed full but nothing to wear. Too tight, too short, to big, just plain WTF! You finish the dress-on dress-off session feeling horrible and even if you find something good to wear, well the preliminary dressing already damaged your self esteem for the day.
To eliminate that from my life, for the last 3 years I been trying to keep only wearable clothes in my closet. This process isn’t easy to do because:
- I oscillate weight constantly.
- I have a bit of a hoarder disposition in relation to clothes. Trends do come back, don’t they?
- Lifestyle change: From high flying director job to working from home (what’s my new style?)
The process takes generally two full days and clothes are put into different piles:
Trash: Worn to death and that’s no way you can get away in wearing that as pjs anymore after their pass through their journey from great clothes- good clothes- gym clothes- cleaning the house clothes and so on.
Donate: So many of my clothes have been rarely worn. From a shopaholic background to making my own clothes being prolific sewist as I am, mean I have a lot of choices. After seeing a few handmade items donated on local charity, I decided to do the same. Almost all last years clothes are now too big.
Sell: I never ever sell in the end. They sneak back to my closet. They are normally expense clothes that don’t fit. I really need to start selling them. The worst, so many are unused.
Wrong season: All my wardrobes aren’t enough to keep all at hand: Spring summer/ autumn winter get rotated. When I store my clothes I purge very little.
Refashion: Another pile that gets pushed back into the closet. To avoid it this year I will get them into a mini blogging series of refashioning posts and what doesn’t get used- must go.
Wish me luck! I’m so excited with the list of your favourite books I am thinking to pick one to listen as an audio book while working on my closet organisation. Keep your recommendations coming!