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How to Clean Out Your Closet (especially those platform sneakers)

During this quarantine period, you are likely finding you have more time on your hands. It is safe to say that not all of our closets are coordinated the way we would like them to be. Although this can be a daunting task, get started by taking stock of what you currently have in your closet. You will most likely be stunned by the clothes you uncovered in your closet. 

After taking inventory of what you have, the next step would be to donate clothes that no longer fit or you no longer have interest in wearing. Parting with your clothes can be difficult, but remember that the article of clothing doesn’t have to be falling apart in order for you to remove it from your wardrobe. It can be a piece of clothing in good condition but you simply no longer have a use for it. A simple rule to live by is, if you haven’t worn it in over a year, it's time to donate. This will not only allow you to make room for new clothes, but allow you to see what you have in your closet. 

In order to make for the most uniform closet, you can group items together that have similar attributes. Groups of clothing could be by color, style, occasion and silhouette. This can assist you in choosing pieces in your wardrobe that compliment one another. That is also one of the reasons behind our collection, every piece can be combined with each other. We focus on classic silhouettes with a modern twist with a neutral palette.Also, it will help the whole decision making process to limit the amount of decisions you have to make. Decision fatigue is real. Decision fatigue is a term that was created by Dr. Baumeister, stating that when we have too many decisions to make, this limits  our ability to focus and critically assess a situation. If we have too many “simple decisions” to make we can get overwhelmed and be unable to focus on bigger decisions that matter. 

In a 2012 Vanity Fair interview, Barack Obama confessed to only wearing blue and grey suits because he wants  to pare down decisions due to the amount of other decisions he has to make. Therefore, having a neat closet will help to decrease decision fatigue when there is not an overwhelming amount of options to choose from.

A tip that people often believe is insignificant while organizing a closet is a hanger choice. Professional organizers like Beth Levin recommend investing in quality hangers like velvet hangers. It would be tragic if you ruined an expensive blouse because you decided to hang it on the wire hangers the dry cleaner provided you with. Do yourself a favor and get rid of those wire hangers.

Last but most certainly not least, make life easier for yourself on those hectic mornings by placing your most frequent worn clothing in the middle of the closet. Allocating these pieces in the middle will allow for easy access and you to find your favorite articles of clothing.

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