I love clothes – perhaps too much because my closet is bursting at the seams.
It only recently occurred to me that my clothing collection has gotten out of control and is causing me a large amount of stress.
My bedroom is a ridiculous mess with clothes and laundry everywhere.
Who can function in this sort of chaos?
When I saw her selling off all of her clothes on Instagram I thought – this chick is crazy!
But last night standing amidst the piles of laundry in front of my closet, I thought maybe she was on to something:
• What am I hanging on to?
I started thinking about the emotional ties I have with some pieces of clothing and the thought of parting with them made me sad.
I have great memories to hold on to...
• Why do I need the physical item in my closet when I never wear it anymore?
Of all the clothes I have in my closet, I probably wear the same 10 outfits over and over again!
It can’t be healthy and I think shaking things up is just what I need right now!
This weekend I am going to go through my ENTIRE wardrobe and let go of the physical and emotional baggage my closet currently holds.
I am honestly terrified. But also a little excited!
Sometimes I dig through hundreds of pieces of clothing and still feel like I have nothing to wear – maybe if I have fewer choices and all of the choices are my favorite things, it won’t be so hard to choose!
In what little free time I have, I should be enjoying myself instead of washing a million loads of laundry or spending hours trying to find something to wear.
I am ready to get down and dirty in my closet and get rid of the excess that I don’t wear! I think this whole project will be super liberating!
• Do you think I’m insane?
• Would you ever try out a Capsule Wardrobe and go super minimal with your clothing options?
Stay tuned for Part 2 of the Capsule Wardrobe Project to find out how the closet purge goes and how I feel about life without excess! Perhaps it'll look like this: