3 Simple Steps to Purge Your Closet



3 Simple Steps to Purge Your Closet

Do you have clothes in your closet you don’t wear? Or don’t like? Or that don’t it? Unless you are one of those super humans who can resist buying things you don’t need even when they are on sale, it’s likely that you have too much in your closet. Having too many clothes is actually more of a burden than a blessing, because it takes longer to decide what to wear, creates more laundry to wash and you either end of wearing things you don’t really like or not wearing them (in which case, why own them?). Here are 3 simple steps to purge your closet.

  1. Don’t waste time wearing things you don’t absolutely love or that don’t make you look your best! Life is too short to wear clothes that fit properly, are not your style or are the wrong colors for you. Have you heard of Dressing Your Truth®? If you aren’t sure what “your style” is or how to look your best, it is well worth your time to learn. Your clothing represents you to everyone you meet and affects both how they treat you and how you feel about yourself. If you see any before and after photos of people who have learned this you will notice a world of difference. Dressing correctly for your nature helps people to see you as your truly are.  To find out your Type of Beauty, click here.  If you are hanging on to something because it cost a lot (or alternately, because you got it on sale), but don’t love it and look great in it DON’T KEEP IT!
  2. Ask yourself the right questions. Instead of asking yourself what you want to get rid of, ask yourself what you truly want to keep. This simple question makes a world of difference. Do you want clothes that make you look good now or ones that remind you of how skinny you were before you had a kid? If you were packing for a a month long vacation would you take this item with you? When was the last time you wore it? If an item doesn’t suit you the way you are, right now, pass it on to someone who it does suit!
  3. Look at it as if you were shopping. Pretend you are seeing an item for the first time. Is it in good shape? Do you love it? Would you buy it? Does it jive with the other things in your wardrobe? If the answer is no to any of these things, it is probably time to get rid of it. Would you buy something in hopes that it will fit you in a few months? Then don’t keep it now.

Once you have followed these 3 simple steps to purge your closet you may have less clothing. But that is okay! Isn’t it better to love everything you own and look forward to wearing it than constantly pushing aside things that just don’t work? And going forward, keep in mind what a wonderful free feeling this is. When you go shopping, don’t buy things just because they are on sale. Don’t buy them just because they look good on someone else. Only buys things YOU love and that look great on YOU! It is better to own a few things you absolutely love than to have a closet full of things you don’t. Quality over quantity. This is the first step to always looking your best and feeling great about yourself!

I purged my closet this week. I got rid of any colors that don’t look good on me and styles that don’t reflect my nature. To be honest, there isn’t much left. But I am okay with that, because the things I love the most are what I still have. And now there is room for more of those things instead of being weighted down by mediocrity. How about you? I would love to hear how you have purged, simplified or minimalized your closet or any other part of your house!


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