Reasons You Find It Difficult To Declutter Clothes

Simply + Fiercely

If you own more clothes than you know what to do with, but you keep getting stuck, then you’re not alone.

I’ve been there and know a stack of black trash bags won’t magically make letting go any easier.

Instead, I invite you to go deeper, to look at how and why you’re decluttering. You might find that a simple mindset shift is the only thing standing between you and the minimalist wardrobe of your dreams.

The way most people describe their personal style lacks clarity, which leads to a lack of direction and overwhelming decision fatigue!

You don’t have a clear vision for your closet

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?

You like the idea of your clothes more than you enjoy wearing them

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.

You’re looking for problems, not solutions

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.

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