As promised I did a closet declutter!
We moved into our home 3 months ago, and as I brought here all my clothes, we questioned ourselves where would we have the space to put it. I left some pieces that I knew I wouldn’t wear at my parent’s house. But I still felt like my closet was very cramped. SO finally, I got some time to invest in it and now I’m sharing the results with you!
If you have read my last organization related post, I said that the most important thing when organizing a small space is to reduce! And here I am doing it! (If you missed the post, read it here: 3 foolproof tips on organizing small spaces)
First things first, I did all my laundry and ironed my clothes. This way I could see them all at once. After that I started to pick them up by category such as shirts, pants and jeans, dresses, etc. I immediately came across some problems with my wardrobe: too many white shirts and t-shirts (most of them stained or ruined in some way), pieces that wouldn’t fit, some that were too big and others that were too colorful for me. This were the first things I got rid of.
After this, I picked out the items that I don’t feel confident in. As well as the ones that don’t go with my overall color palette and preferred style. This actually felt very refreshing and in the end I was left with a more airy closet.
I did my counting: shirts- from 19 down to 12; pants and jeans- from 16 to 10; skirts– from 3 to 2; tops and t-shirts- from 32 to 17; jackets- from 14 to 10; sweaters– from 21 to 17; dresses and rompers- from 13 to 9.
Stop losing time in the morning and getting late everywhere!
Not exactly a capsule wardrobe right now, but for me, this was about what makes me feel better, more productive and less stressed. Specially when choosing what to wear in the morning. Now I know everything that I own, and this makes putting an outfit together way quicker. I need to downsize some of the sections such as sweaters and other winter clothes. I am planning to do a closet declutter each season, so we’ll be able to see my progress.
I hope you liked it and that this inspires you to do the same! I know sometimes is hard to get rid of things like this, but holding on to stuff is not good for us at all. Your treasure is not on the objects you own!
See you next time!