I remember when I first moved into my townhouse, opened the door to the walk-in closet and exclaimed “Oh my gosh! So much space! So much room!” Fast forward to three years later… No more room, no more space. It’s shameful that I’ve managed to completely stuff and fill my closet in a short amount of time until it’s busting at the seams. So, I decided as a fresh start to the new year, I would conduct a closet overhaul.
What I did: I went through every single article of clothing in my closet. If I hadn’t worn something in over a year, I asked myself why? Why was I holding onto something if I didn’t feel good putting it on? Then, I went through the exhaustive process of trying on nearly 70% of my closet. The great thing about trying on everything is that I was reminded of great pieces I rarely wear and I was able to easily make a pile of stuff I just didn’t like.
How I organized: I have always categorized my closet into categories – blouses, sweaters, jackets, skirts, etc. However, I have never color coded. I gave this organizational tip a try, and I highly recommend it! I never realized I was a hoarder of black cardigans and nude heels until they were all grouped together.
The verdict: My closet is completely refreshed and organized! Since I went through and tried everything on, I was reminded of great pieces that I now want to incorporate into “new” outfits. And I was reminded that it is really about quality, not quantity. Most of the things I got rid of were cheap, trendy thrills. The pieces I will always keep are those high quality, wardrobe essentials. It was a great reminder on how to build an ideal wardrobe.
How about you? Have you recently revamped your closet, or does it need some TLC?