Cleaning out your closet can be both a freeing, yet terrifying experience all at the same time, especially when you are losing weight. You will be fumbling through old baggy clothes that do not fit you anymore, yet you will come face to face with those jeans you long to fit into again. You have to first make the time commitment to stay and get the job all of the way done, otherwise the process will do more harm than good. Take a visual inventory count of your closet, and decide which clothing items make you feel happy, anxious, excited, or even upset. Every item that you allow in your home should bring you happiness, content, and fullness. If the items bring you stress, you need to quickly get rid of them and simplify your life. You can be “more” with “less” so do not be afraid to de-clutter for good! First you will need to create both an uplifting and somewhat calming playlist when you start out, and make sure you have water and snacks to see you through to the end! Once you have your snacks in tow, and your water bottle filled it is time to take on emptying your entire closet, yes you read that right!
The Clean Sweep
Starting with a clean slate is the most important tool to success when thinking of de-cluttering your life. Your smaller clothes may have been hiding in the back of the closet, and you will want to put them up front for extra motivation! Get rid of any clothes that are too big for you, because they will only bring you down in the long run. Once you lose the weight you want to lose, those clothes won’t be any good to you anyways. Once you clear the closet out, you can finally determine which clothing items have a rightful place in your new and improved closet space.
So you have cleaned out your closet, now what? The clothing should be organized on your bed, and in containers for giveaway and trash. The minute you place those clothes on your bed, there will be more of a motivation to get the project done before you head off to bed. Make sure you have giveaway bags to donate old clothing you won’t be using anymore to those who may need it. It feels good to know that your once beloved clothing items may go to help someone who really needs them. Trash the clothing that will not be of use to anyone due to its condition.
Once you have organized your piles of clothing to the ones you want to keep, donate, and trash, do so immediately. Get rid of the trash, and put the clothes for donation in your car so they are out of your sight. You now have a fresh closet to work with, and space for the clothes you really want in your life. This is the part where you will try on any items you are unsure about, to double-check that you are loving every item in your closet. If you do not love the “maybe” items just start another donation pile, and call it good. Place all of your motivating clothing up front and in eye’s view so that you have new motivation daily to work your way back into those clothing items!
There is nothing more refreshing, and rejuvenating than getting your closet space cleaned up and organized. You will feel better about yourself, and your wardrobe will be motivating to look at versus a burden to endure daily. Getting dressed in a clean, motivating, and organized space will also save you time in the morning as well as boost your self esteem first thing in your day. You owe it yourself to get dressed in a place that makes you feel like a rock star, so get to it and feel instantly better!