the basics of improving your closet.

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So if anyone has ever moved, you know it's terrible.  Yes, I love my new place but organizing, cleaning, and living out of boxes is not my ideal life.  I did gain some insight from my process of putting away my stuff.  

A little while ago, I wrote Letting It Go: Style Edition all about getting rid of clothes that are not beneficial to your improving wardrobe.  If you haven't had a chance to read that, read this post first and then move on to that one (I promise it'll make more sense).

My current issue is space.  Quite frankly, I don't have enough room for all of my clothes.  So in order to compensate for my lack of space,  I put clothes in various piles around my room with the hope of someday soon miraculously making space for it all.  Sound familiar for anyone else?

I think a lot of us would love to have the perfect wardrobe void of terrible clothes, but since everything isn't in its designated space, you don't even know what you need to get rid of.  So before you drive yourself crazy trying to figure out what should go, invest in making your closet as organized and functional as possible.  Find a dresser, get an external clothes rack if you need to, buy a shoe rack, whatever it takes for your closet to be less intimidating.

I think people resort to some "less-than-stylish" clothes because it's the most accessible and least intimidating to put together.  I suggest making the whole closet less intimidating by investing time in it not being cluttered (me included).  I know some might call it a waste of time, but I would argue that the mental energy you spend trying to put an outfit together, only to resort back to an outfit you've worn countless times because you were "over it", is a bigger waste of time. 

Check mate :)

OM