Marie Kondo, Meet Flylady.
The Kon Mari Method of decluttering reminds us to let go of anything “that does not spark joy.” Very useful sentiment, but when it comes to tackling my closet, I follow Flylady.
“Only surround yourself with clothes that treat you nicely.”
I had a day off today, and really tackled my closet. Gone are shirts that are too short. Gone are work clothes I haven’t worn since before my daughter was born, definitely gone are pants that are too tight in the waist. . . they have a lot of not nice things to say. Let’s not forget the clothes that say, “You paid $85.00 for me and then I shrunk, ha ha ha!!”
One of the biggest hurdles for me when I declutter is the challenge of actually getting to Goodwill. I hate looking at a pile of stuff everyday that keeps reminding me of an errand that needs to be run. I could go right to Goodwill today, so I was particularly vigorous in eliminating clothes with a sassy mouth.
Another closet problem is renegade wire hangers. I corralled them all, banded them, and they are in the car to go to the dry cleaner the next time I head that direction.
If you would like to read Flylady’s thoughts on tackling closets, read here for inspiration.
I am looking forward to putting away my clothes tonight knowing I have the right hangers on hand and a place to hang my clothes without having to wedge things in. Tomorrow morning I hope only sweet-talking clothes will be waiting for me!