Everyone I’ve ever known has issues with their closets, drawers, files, and supplies.
I have found over the years of working with every kind of space imaginable that there are some inalienable truths.
Each case is different but the problems are mainly the same. No matter how much space you’ve got, whether it’s a huge walk-in or a tiny closet or maybe no closet at all, there are some little tricks that can make a big difference.
1) Get rid of what you’re not wearing anymore. My general rule of thumb is 1 year. If you haven’t worn it – start a box or bag. Your clothes need room to breath and you need room to be able to slide things around. Some of the things you can do with those items: Have a party and swap with friends, give away, or donate & take a tax credit*.
2) Take out what doesn’t fit and have it altered if it’s too big.
3) If you’re wrestling with the amount of space you have and it’s too tight in your closet or drawers, you are probably constantly annoyed and don’t even want to look in them. Less is more.
4) If your drawers are too full and/or your closet is really small with these kind of ‘stragglers’ and you’re waiting for the day that you can fit into particular clothes again, you might want to rethink this strategy. If it’s hanging there, chances are that just looking in there reminds you that things feel too tight. That is a constant reminder that you need to lose weight. If you’ve been looking at it and feeling that way for a year, perhaps it’s time to let go of it and either buy something new or pare down your wardrobe. There is nothing wrong with that!I find relief when I cull my closets and drawers. It will make room for a new and breezy energy. But, if you just can’t part with them, try getting some Ziplock Space Bags.
Think of this purging process as a way to bring light into your life.