Here’s how it’s done:
- Set aside at least half a day for the task. Longer if you’ve got a large and varied wardrobe. Make sure you’ll be focused and uninterrupted.
- Force yourself to examine and evaluate every single garment, accessory, and pair of shoes you own. If you have any doubts about an item, try it on. If you’re still unsure, try it on in the context of a full outfit.
- Donate anything that you hate, that doesn’t fit, or that doesn’t align with your style or style priorities.
That’s it. Seriously.
And yet, purging our closets can be downright PAINFUL. Clothing is imbued with emotion, linked to events and feelings from the past. Clothing is tied strongly to our feelings about our bodies, our professional lives, our stylistic fluctuations. The steps themselves are simple, but the process is inevitably challenging.
When was the last time you purged your closet? Was it a breeze? If not, what roadblocks did you hit? How did you navigate around them?
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