They’re overwhelmed by responsibility, they’re overwhelmed by the idea of changing their relationship with food – and, interestingly enough, they often tend to be overwhelmed by clutter. And this clutter tends to accumulate, among other places, in their clothes closets.
I was noticing this so much in my coaching practice, that I decided to enlist a little back-up in the form of Jami Crane – a killer Image Consultant who routinely helps people make sense out of their closets. In clearing out their closet clutter, Jami helps people find space not only for their clothes – but for themselves.
I hope you enjoy these tips from Jami. Please be sure to leave a comment and tell us your biggest challenge with your closets!
To your clutter-free success -
Let Go Of The Clutter! Stop The Sabotage!
Let me explain. I have been inside closets, both big and small that have had so much in them I didn’t know where to start. And after 8 hours of cleaning, I barely made a dent.
As I sorted through beautiful (and sometimes not so beautiful) clothes, I often felt underwhelmed and believe it or not, anxious. You have 10 versions of a black top. Five pairs of blue denim skinny jeans. Seven black trousers with different hems and rises.
And as clients proudly unveil more and more, I always ask “When was the last time you wore that?” They sheepishly look away mumbling “I dunno”.
If I am feeling bored and stressed, I can only imagine how you feel standing in front of your closet day in and day out.
So I ask (again) – why are you holding to things that don’t look good and, even worse, make you feel bad about yourself?
I get it.
When you stand in front of a packed closet, you feel like you have a ton to choose from. But in reality, the opposite is happening. Your closet is sabotaging your day before it even starts.
Now think of a closet that only has items that look great on you!
Here are some tips to get you and your closet back on track:
1) Pull out the clothes that you have worn in the last three months. Set them aside.
2) Grab a garbage bag and dump anything that is stained, faded, or doesn’t fit. Don’t hesitate.
3) Put the clothes you wear back in the closet. Put the garbage bag by the front door.
Letting go is difficult, but you are taking the first step in not only cleaning out your closet but also your life.