Ok… maybe that might be too much to ask of most women, but the truth is you get really annoyed when you can’t find a piece of clothing that you just remembered you had and now you want to wear it to work today. , NO? Well, you can thank all of the useless mess of clothes, shoes, bags, and accessories that you have stashed away in your overflowing closet.
Here’s a bit of advice; Your closet is a great place to store things. But if you have too much clutter in there, you’ll not only be making it harder for yourself to sift through things, but you’ll be wasting prime storage real estate. So open those cupboards and throw everything out to sift through what you should put back in and what not. Here are some simple guidelines to follow.
Donate new and damaged ones
Still tagged more like it! There is an old saying that goes something like this – “Charity begins at home.” And as beautiful as that idea sounds, I’m pretty sure a lot of women are dying from within just thinking about such a brilliant idea. You may have a lot of clothes in your wardrobe that you haven’t worn because you didn’t have anything to pair, or your decision was too impulsive. But, hey, one thing you should realize is that ‘just because you bought it’ is not a good enough reason to keep it. If the label is still on, it may be a sign that it was never meant for you in the first place. Gift it to others on their birthdays; it will help you save money too.
Discard the ‘too loose’
Moving on from the virgin stuff, it’s time to take out the too loose stuff. Alright, so I get it, you’ve lost some weight. That’s a really good thing and you definitely deserve a pat on the back. But here’s the question; if you’ve been working so hard to lose all those extra pounds, why is it so hard to put in a little more and throw away the clothes that don’t fit anymore – correct, the clothes that don’t fit you? It makes absolutely no sense keeping all sizes that are too big for you right now unless of course you plan to gain more weight, which is highly unlikely. So please, do yourself a favor and give it to a friend who isn’t as motivated as you are to lose weight. Or, you can even turning an extra baggy T-shirt into a seamless tote bag – if you have it.
Too tight to get in and out too
“Oh that’s fine, I’ll wait until I get along with him.” Truly? Yes, I know where this is going! Number one; You should be more concerned with what looks good on you and what works on you NOW. Number two; Darling, stop lying to yourself and telling others that you will lose more weight. And even if you do miraculously, that’s the time when you should treat yourself to something completely new, not something you’ve been harboring for months, or years. But for now, ‘too tight’ and ‘too loose’ hoarding is just a waste of otherwise excellent closet space that could be used for other purposes especially if you are short on rental space.
If it’s still unmatched, maybe even better
BLESSING! You can’t have anything in your wardrobe that has nothing to do with it. If it’s a top, it must have matching trousers, and if it’s a bag, it must have a matching pair of shoes. So next time you go shopping, make sure you have a strategic shopping list handy to avoid the orphans in your wardrobe. And for unmatched fashion items that already exist, you can buy something to match it the next time you visit the mall, or give it away. Since I provide advice on how to spruce up your wardrobe, the latter is an option to consider.
Don’t keep too many of the same color
Black is a fashion essential, and most would say that there’s no such thing as too little in your wardrobe. In fact, unless you’ve just come out of a sci-fi movie where everyone and their mother wears black and only black, stocking your wardrobe with only one color is one of the most out-of-date things to do. Be it black or your favorite color, too much of one color can be boring and overwhelming. Select all items of the same color, choose the ones you know you’ll use often, and give away the rest. That way you can at least diversify with the colors in your wardrobe if you’re still not too keen on keeping it simple and neat.
Also, you may want to give a second look at the clothes you wear regularly. Sometimes you don’t realize it, even though the clothes you usually wear tend to lose their durability faster. Naturally, the outfit is subject to much more wear and tear. That’s fine, but as a working individual, you need to be extra careful. You better get rid of your old clothes in a timely manner before you experience immense embarrassment by wearing badly damaged clothes to a party.
Some great dresses
Cocktail, sequin, and little black dress; every woman loves dresses, and love to shop for dresses online. But have you ever looked into the number of dresses you have purchased for just one occasion such as bridesmaid dresses or festive parties with extravagant dress codes? And I’m sure there are plenty of dresses like that hanging around your wardrobe – enough to fund a mini-vacation considering the overall value. Honestly, yes, a few nice dresses never hurt, but you need to draw the line on how many are great. The rest, especially the ones you know you’ll never use again, just get rid of them and free up your cupboard space.
And once you’re done, I’m pretty sure you’ll have enough room in your wardrobe to hide your ex’s body – that’s not what’s recommended!