“I don’t always consider myself a ‘hoarder,’ but when I do…it’s because of my closet!!” -ME 😉
What is your closet like? Is it literally overflowing with clothes? Shoes? I have recently gone through my closet and getting rid of clothing items was actually more difficult than I thought it would be. There are TWO THOUGHTS that you must KILL in order to have a “Less is More” mindset for your closet.
1. “I don’t wear it that often, but that’s because it’s only for special occasions.”
If you haven’t worn it in the past 6-8 months, it means that the special occasions it’s meant for aren’t happening! The ONLY special occasion outfits that should be hanging in your closet are:
- Little Black Dress
- Ugly Christmas Sweater
- 2 ‘Hot Date’ night outfits
- Christmas/Easter Suit
- Ugly Christmas Sweater
2. “Someday I’ll fit in this again.”
This is one of the BIGGEST lies you can tell yourself. If it doesn’t fit you (too big or too small) GET RID OF IT! This is something I have struggled with forever. I kept items in my closet that were too small on me to help motivate me to lose weight. When in the end, it actually ended up discouraging me. Why keep a memento in your closet that reminds you of your past body?!
MOMS…..get rid of your old clothes that you could fit in before you got pregnant.
It is OK that those clothes are too small on you. You made and held a human being in your body for 9 months. Get rid of those clothes and find new clothes that make you feel sexy in your own skin.
DADS……get rid of those clothes that you could fit in when you had a 6 pack before you got married and lived with kids.
Buy clothes that make you feel like the man God made you to be!
Lets get started!
Go into your closet(s) and follow these steps:
- Get rid of everything that doesn’t fit you.
- Get rid of all clothes that have stains & holes. (Including undergarments)
- Get rid of everything and anything that doesn’t make you feel confident and/or good looking. Why own anything that would make you feel any less than that?
**At this point, you should only have clothes that fit you and make you feel like a god/goddess.**
3. Get rid of old t-shirts that have ‘sentimental value.’ Friends..it’s just a t-shirt. Lose the t-shirts —-> keep the memories!
If you seriously cannot get rid of those t-shirts, create a t-shirt blanket. Here are the directions: https://monicapare.wordpress.com/2014/01/15/how-to-make-a-t-shirt-quilt-for-dummies/
4. Get rid of any shoes that you haven’t worn in 6 months (except for seasonal shoes)
5. Try to limit yourself to only your ‘needs’
Limit yourself to:
- 7 t-shirts
- 8-10 Bottoms ( 1 Light Jean, 1 Dark Jean, 1 Casual Pant, 1-2 Dress Pants (not the same color), 1 maxi skirt, 1 Dressy Skirt, 2 Jean Shorts, 1 Casual Shorts)
- 4 Tank tops
- 3 Sweaters
- 2 sweat shirts
- 3 Nice Tops
- 3 Casual tops
- 5 Dresses ( 1 black dress, 2 long sleeve dresses, 2 short sleeve/no sleeve dresses, 2 ‘party’ dresses)
- Active Wear (2 Tops, 2 Pants, 1 Shorts, 2 Swimsuits)
- Loungewear – (2 PJ’s, 1 Tank Top, 1 Short Sleeve Top, 1 Long Sleeve Top, 1 Comfy Top, 1 Comfy Pant, 1 Comfy Short.
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What next? After putting all your ‘get rid of’ clothes and shoes in bags to either donate or sell, take a minute to look at your closet. How does it look? Is there more you can remove? If not…just breath and take in the fact that you are on your way to a healthy, de-cluttered life style. Doesn’t it feel amazing?!
Next week we will begin working on the Kitchen! Don’t forget..
- Less is more.
- There is beauty in simplicity
- Collect moments..not things!