As a former shopaholic, I know how hard it is to declutter clothes. I had so many pretty things, and for years, letting go felt impossible. But what I didn’t realise, at least at first, is why it was so difficult.
The way most people describe their personal style lacks clarity, which leads to a lack of direction and overwhelming decision fatigue!
So what’s the solution? Clarity. Create a strong vision for your closet and be specific. What colours do you like wearing? What fabrics? Or even simple things like necklines.
Have you ever found yourself obsessed with an article of clothing that you “love” but, for some reason, never wear?
If so, these are sure signs that you love the idea of your clothes more than actually wearing them. When you recognise this, it makes clothes decluttering so much easier.
If you’ve ever thought, “what if I need this someday?” and then felt overwhelmed by the thought of letting go, it’s because you’re asking your brain to look for problems.
But what if you made a slight change to your question? What if you asked, “If I needed this someday and didn’t have it, what could I do instead?” Now your brain is actively looking for solutions.