Yes it is absolutely possible to love your closet. For the past 10 years I have experienced all kinds of excuses to why we maintain a closet that not only we don’t love, but doesn’t serve us personally. I get it! Letting go is hard . But to love your closet, first, we must clean your closet. The closet clean out process can feel challenging as it forces you to be honest with yourself. We all carry a bit of attachment to certain items even if we are not wearing them. But let’s be honest, those attachments may not all be positive attachments either. You know which ones I’m talking about….
My mission is always to make style feel easy.
And that means I want to make cleaning out your closet easier too. So here are my six super easy steps to assessing your current closet so that you can create a closet you love. Work through your closet (and drawers!) one item at a time and answer these questions:
- Do you love it?
- Does it fit properly?
- When was the last time you wore it?
- Is it in good condition?
- Is it appropriate for your age, work, and/or lifestyle?
- Most importantly: When you wear it does it make you feel fantastic?
If you cannot answer these questions with: 1) Yes! 2) Yes. 3) This year. 4) Yes. 5) Yes. and 6) OMIGOD YES!! – then perhaps, it’s time to let go of that item. Especially if question number six evokes no excitement, or a negative emotion out of you. Why would you want to keep that one at all?
Now don’t worry, I’m not entirely militant about this kind of closet cleansing and my clients know I have an understanding side and will break the rules for certain items.. So here are a few lucky exceptions: anything that has sentimental value, a family heirloom, a wedding dress, a sweater from your grandma, you get the idea. But still pull those items out and store them away from you closet. From there you can take your wardrobe to a local donation center or resale shop. Buh-bye!
Just think: the more space you have in your wardrobe, the better it will feel when you open up your closet doors to get dressed in the morning. Plus, more space means more room to add new pieces you LOVE. Wearing pieces that you love will make you feel great. And when you feel great your confidence shines through your clothes and out into the world. Think about the impact you can make if everyday you were glowing, feeling great, and loving what you were wearing as an expression of you? That’s some very powerful energetic law of attraction you are manifesting for yourself… So what do you think? Ready to change your life? Let’s start in the closet. Happy Closet Cleansing!