Here’s what to do if you want to MAKE YOUR CLOSET PERFECT IN ONE DAY.
I know, it sounds crazy. Definitely too much work, right? Isn’t it better to clean your closet step-by-step over a period of time? Well, that depends. If you do it all in one day, you don’t have to think of it for the rest of the season.
So here’s how you do it. As a preliminary step, may I suggest some caffeine and/or sugar?
- Take EVERYTHING out of your closet and put it on your bed—this will force you to finish the project in one day if you want somewhere to sleep that night.
- Clean the closet. I mean physically clean the closet. Sweep it out, wash it, scrub it, paint it if necessary. Do whatever needs to be done to make it a pristine canvas for your dream wardrobe. Make this the year you have the closet that is going to inspire you.
- Put clothes back in. Do one category at a time. I start with shoes because it seems like the smallest category. Pick up each pair and notice your reaction to it. Toss any that give you a moderately negative or severely negative feeling. Toss them even if you feel like you “might need them some day.” Any that get a positive reaction go back in the closet.
- Repeat until all clothes are either in the toss pile or back in the closet.
Sound too simple? It is simple, until you try to get rid of a shirt you haven’t worn in a year or a necklace you’d forgotten you had. You know you don’t quite like it and will probably never wear it, but….This is where we all get stuck. Make this the year you let go of the things that don’t make you look like your best self. Stop keeping things “just in case.”
We make our closets so complicated, but they don’t have to be. Getting dressed in the morning can be easy. Now throw that sweater in the toss pile already.