Is your closet overflowing with clothes, but when you go to get dressed in the morning you feel like you have nothing to wear? It may seem like an oxymoron, but you are probably just overwhelmed with too many options. And you’re not alone. According to OnePoll data, 47 percent of women can’t figure out what to wear when staring into their closets.
When was the last time you purged old clothes that didn’t fit or weren’t trendy anymore? And how often do you wear everything in your wardrobe? Most people do not wear more than 50 percent of the clothes in their closet. A contributing factor to this statistic could be a messy or unorganized closet, which one in four women admit to having.
When your closet is overflowing and unorganized, you may feel uninspired to dress to the nines every day, meaning you opt for the same pair of jeans and a so-so top. And not dressing your best could result in loss of confidence and lower productivity levels.
On the opposite end, if your closet is organized and you know where certain articles of clothing are, you’re much more likely to have a great day and style an outfit that makes you feel radiant and confident.
So if you have the time, here are some easy ways to organize your closet so that you can easily craft stylish outfits every day. The best part is, you will no longer stress about the mess!
Determine Your Organisation Technique
Once you purge items that you no longer wear out of your closet, you’ll want to determine how you are going to organize things. Would you like to have everything colour-coded or organized by type of clothing? Having some sort of organization technique will make it easier for you to see every article of clothing in your closet. A structured closet means you’ll never stumble upon a top with tags on it that you bought two years ago. Which technique works for you?
Out with the Old, In with the New
Cleaning out and organizing your closet can be a daunting task. However, if you incentivize yourself to replace unworn, old items with new trendy plus size clothing, the chore may now seem exciting. As you sift through your closet, take inventory of some of the articles of clothing you may need–for example, trendy plus size jackets that can elevate or spice up any look. If you’re on a tight budget, sell your old items to earn some spending cash for some new pieces. If you’re up for a challenge, try creating a plus size capsule wardrobe.
The Smart Purge
It can be hard to part with your clothes. At one point, you loved that item, but now you’re thinking about tossing into the donation pile. It can be tough because it has memories. But let’s be real, most of the clothes in your closet don’t see the light of day. Do you ever go to donate a piece of clothing and think to yourself, “What if I need this one day?” So you put it back into your closet. Well, if you try this smart purge hack, you’ll be able to rid your closet of clutter without any regrets. Get a box or a trash bag big enough to hold potential donatable items. While you go through your closet, ask yourself if you have worn each piece of clothing within that past month. If you haven’t, put it in the box or the bag. Keep the box in your garage or in your closet for one month after your purge. If you don’t think about the clothing in the box or go back to the box for any reason, then you should be able to donate everything that’s in there without any fear or remorse.
While purging your clothes, you may come across pieces that you forgot were even in your closet, and they probably also haven’t been worn in the past 30 days. However, if you truly think that article of clothing has a chance at making an appearance in one of your daily outfits now that you have rediscovered it, place it front and centre in your closet along with other items you want to challenge yourself to wear. If you successfully wear these challenge pieces, you can welcome them back into your wardrobe–but if not, donate them! This technique also makes it easier for you to part with clothing.
Invest in New Closet Accessories
If you need an extra push of motivation to tidy up your closet, invest in some organizing cubes or new hangers. You can use these accessories to make your closet look more structured and organized. Another important closet accessory you might need is a storage bin. If your closet space is cramped as is, put your bulky seasonal clothing into a storage container that you can slide underneath your bed, store in your garage or bury into the back of your closet. This will help you stay focused on seasonally appropriate clothing so that you have less clutter to sift through every morning!
Plan Your Closet Demolition
Some closets are small, some are colossal, but there are many that are in between. If your closet hasn’t had some major TLC in a while, you may need to turn this closet cleanse into a long-term project. To keep yourself on track, divide your closet into bite-sized sections. For example, on Monday, you can organize the shoe rack on your closet floor. Then, on Tuesday, you can sort through the cardigans and so on and so forth. This will help if you are feeling overwhelmed. You’ve got this!