I think I was born to be organized, and I am constantly developing processes to maintain an efficient system for my entire life . This includes both physically, and more recently electronically. About six months ago, I went through a clothing purge and managed to eliminate about 50% of my wardrobe and 26 out of 30 purses. I also eliminated 80% of the books I owned. Not only was it personally liberating to have more space, I was able to contribute everything to worthwhile causes.
How have I been more efficient? I found myself wearing the same few items even though there were a lot of clothes in my closet and drawers. With keeping the clothes that I really like, I am able to get dressed quicker, and I have been able to wear some items that were dormant in the closet.
I’ve also started using the app Stylebook. It’s $3.99, but I think it’s worth it. I have photographed the majority of my wardrobe, and have recorded what I wore on the calendar. I have also entered in the brand, size, and colors my clothes. This has helped me when I shop to buy additional colors of items I like or to not purchase another pair of black slacks.
- Have I worn the item within the last 3 months (minus formal wear & outerwear)?
- Does it fit well?
- Have I worn it so much that I am sick of it?
I would encourage you to go through this process, and hopefully, you can get that feeling of accomplishment and sense of newness with your wardrobe like I have.