But for the most part, we pretty much end up with items that make us look fantastic.
Why not use this same method of thinking when trying to get one’s clothing closet organized?
Here’s several items to consider if you are looking to weed/round/apportion out your closet.
Is it comfortable?
If you’re comfortable in your clothes you can focus on other things and be ready for action. Being comfortable instead of perpetually pulling, stretching, tucking, holding, moving or adjusting a piece of clothing is highly underrated, no matter how good you might look in the outfit. Something to consider if you are just holding onto a piece that looks good but isn’t comfortable.
Is this climate appropriate?
You might pack a snorkel and flippers for that tropical getaway or purchase a parka for the frozen tundra, but do you own seasonal basics for where you live? Whether you live in place that is moderate, or is heavily rainy, snowy, dry, or humid do you have a complete assortment of clothing and weather gear for your regular work and play? For example, windbreakers, umbrellas, snow boots, gloves, etc.?
It takes up too much space/there’s too many pieces of this clothing type.
Just like packing your suitcase, you’ve got to pack your closet carefully. Weed out any repeats or items that you have plenty of, but never wear. You could put some items into dead storage to free up current closet space, or give away or donate items.
Would I wear this in public?
’Nuff said. No matter what you own, if you aren’t going to wear it in public on vacation or otherwise, you can at least use it for lounging around in at home.
Don’t forget the pajamas!
I think pajamas might be one of the last things one tends to think about when packing for a vacation. Your head is so much into the days of your vacation — what you’ll see and do — that you completely forget about sleeping at night. No matter if you are in vacation or everyday mode — be sure not to forget the pajama inventory!