Tuesday, June 26, 2018
I think it is an interesting exercise to inventory your closet and see what you really own. I recently did this with only my summer clothing. I keep everything else in either a separate section of my closet or in a spare closet.
shoes – 24 pairs including Keens, tennis shoes, flip flops – everything
skirts – 8
shorts – 5
pants – 14 including white or summer jeans
skort – 1
maxi dress – 1
dresses – 13
swim cover ups – 3
kimonos – 10 (Yes, I have a problem!)
tank tops – 8
tops – 15
hoodie – 1
sweatshirt – 1
Looking at these numbers I feel that all categories are covered except for tops. I know 15 sounds like a high number, but if I’m honest I really only reach for about half of them and need to donate what I don’t wear. I don’t wear tanks except with something over them and it is too hot to wear more than one layer right now. Why do we have trouble letting go of items even if we don’t use them? We need to send them on to someone who will, I think. And, it’s really cool to open your closet and only have things you absolutely love and wear. I’m still working on that but I’m feeling more content.
Now, any new items I buy for this summer really need to work for when I go back to school in August. I wear my dresses, kimonos, pants, and tops the most for my school attire. I like my tops to work for summer days with shorts and to work with pants to go out at night. I really don’t need much for the summer. So, anything I add to my closet needs to work for the months of August-October here in Kentucky.
Have you done an inventory? Are you frustrated every time you open your closet? Maybe it’s time for a purge!
Let me know what you think!