Assess Everything

Assess Everything

Pull everything out of your closet and separate it into three piles: keep, donate, or throw away. And in terms of "keep" make a physical list of what you have before hanging them back up.

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Be Honest Without Yourself

Be honest with yourself before you hop on a new seasonal trend and really assess if it's something you can see yourself wearing. If you're buying it because you want to be someone who would wear it, don't.

Ask Yourself If You Love It

Go through what you have in your closet and ask yourself if you love each piece. If the answer is no, or your first thought is how you don't like something about it, donate it.

Consider a Capsule Wardrobe

Having a capsule wardrobe is about editing the clothes in your closet to only those that currently fit you and can be used in many different outfits. If you stick to these requirements, you should be able to limit your closet to 30 items or less.

Be thorough, if you haven't worn it in a season or two, it's got to go.

The Statement Pieces

To create a well-balanced wardrobe focus on basics. The basic staples will make getting ready each day of simple.

Make sure you have things like a pair of black pants, versatile tanks, and basic blouses to serve as your staples, and then focus on acquiring a few patterned items and statement pieces.

Ask Yourself If It Fits

Simply asking yourself if the item in question fits right now will help you find out what to get. If the answer is no, toss it.

Figure Out What You Really Wear
... on a regular basis. To make this process easier, do the following:
  • Turn each the hangers in your closet so the hooks are pointing towards you (wrong way round).
  • When you wear something, put it back with the hook the normal way.
  • Donate anything in a hanger still facing the wrong way after six months.

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Minimalism

It's the idea that by owning less, we free up the time, energy, and money to get the most out of life. The more intentional we are about what we keep, the freer we are to seek fulfillment.

Minimalism encourages us to invest in things we love, instead of accumulating things we like. When you have fewer options, you force yourself into a positive mindset. 

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Clean Out Your Closet
  • Sort and organize your apparel, separating items into three distinct piles: Donations, Disposal, and Clothes to Keep.
  • Keep only the garments you love dearly and plan to wear often.
  • From the usable items, sell the items you can and give or donate the rest.
  • For clothing that is damaged beyond wear, get creative and turn them into rags for cleaning.
  • Don’t clear out all your clothes at once. Slowly swapping out some garments in exchange for quality pieces will be less overwhelming and more affordable.

Cheaper clothes usually mean cheaper material and bad resistance. But quality doesn’t have to be expensive. You can find secondhand quality clothing items in special stores or online.
Just don't use the quality excuse to spend even more on stuff you don’t need.

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