Why you may need to consider wardrobe organisation
Updated: Oct 3, 2019
Let’s face it. If you are reading this, chances are that you regularly find yourself in front of your closet which is full, but yeap, “there is nothing to wear”.
In the beginning of my journey I seriously thought it was a made-up problem. What do you mean nothing to wear? I can always wear my black pants I wore yesterday and the day before, and my favourite sweater that I may have worn already twice this week…but who cares?
YOU care. Because how you look matters, and you have realised it, but may be have not yet handled it.
1. If you are not sure how to start – start by realising that you are not alone.
Most typical closets we come across are full of:
Almost identical items
Grey, beige, black and white colours
Badly fitting clothes
Old making items
Worn out pieces
Emotionally attaching things you do not want to get rid of because of memories
What they are almost never full of:
Clothes that fit you like a glove
Clothes that accentuate your best features
Items that make you look fresh as a daisy
Endless mix and match possibilities
Carefully chosen quality fabrics that will last a lifetime
Careful organisation of space
2. The next step – is applying your critical eye to detect those worthless items and to understand what quality items exactly need to be added instead. This is the part when most people surrender and call in the help of a professional. You cannot help it: it is extremely difficult to look at yourself with fresh eyes and set aside paradigms you have been relying on for many many years. On top of that, it is simply a lot of work.
We once made a calculation: one of our clients admitted she tried closet cleaning herself. Over the course of one week she spent 18 (!) hours trying everything on, making selfies and nagging her husband for his opinion (as if you are going to get an honest answer to "Do I look fat in these pants, honey?").
In the end, the closet was neat and sorted out, but she had no idea what to buy to avoid previous mistakes! Needless to say, the whole process with a professional would have taken 4 hours total, including coffee breaks and a bunch of useful facts about fashion industry.
3. Imagine you managed to get yourself together and find time for this undertaking. Your closet is neat, structured, full of interchangeable items that reflect your style and lifestyle.
Congratulations! Now please, for the sake of the planet, your wallet and your time, do not fall into the traps that led you to the clutter again. You have earned your tabula rasa – think well about what you want to write on it. There is only one you, YOU deserve the best, and the world is eager to get acquainted with the best version of you!
We have put together a slideshow explaining how we usually approach Wardrobe Detoxing.