I'm goin' in! (the clothes closet) Tips & pep talk welcome...
I've put this off long enough. Rainy Saturday morning so why not? Just pulled out everything that wasn't on a hanger and dumped it on the bed. Yikes, quite a pile. (I have no dressers, etc. *everything* goes in the closet jammed on a couple long shelves.)
How do you press forward and make a zillion decisions?
- I'm wondering if I should pretend the bed is a store and "go shopping". Would I pay good money for these shorts, etc? ("shopping" approach)
- Or should I stop and determine what situations I truly need to dress for, and how frequently. Then create X outfits that are passable, comfortable & functional and cover those needs. ("function" approach)
- Or decide to ditch, say, a third, and just sort like with like. Then cut down each category to a sane realistic number: x tank tops, etc. ("numbers" approach)
- Or do it by the book and eliminate anything that I haven't worn lately ("familiar" approach). Problem there is seasonal dementia - need for diffent things different times of the year. Also, it has been such a mess that things I forgot about are more deserving than what I've worn out of habit.
Help. I'm paralyzed. And will need that bed tonight. I'm tempted to redesign and rebuild the closet, but that is dumb. Better infrastructure would be nice, but the same old "too much stuff" is the immediate problem. I know this.
Tips? Anybody have a successful method to this madness?
I think I'll start by eliminating the obviously bad stuff: illfitting, outdated, uncomfortable, ugly. (LOL, that could be the whole works!) Ok, enough procrastinating...