I've always hated cleaning out my closet. I don't find it therapeutic, and it leaves me feeling uncomfortably indecisive. But in recent years, I've gotten better at quickly deciding what to toss and what to keep. When I started taking charge of my overflowing closet situation, I didn't realize that I was following a research-backed method, but indeed I was. Really, what cured my closet-cleaning fears was a single word: detachment. It falls under the Marie Kondo organizational method, but I found out that many other organizational gurus also swear by this method.
So what does it entail? Simply put, the most effective way to clean out your closet is to shut off your emotions, and use only the logical, practical thinking part of your brain. For me, that meant not thinking about why I bought something, where I wore it, or even how much I paid for it. Instead, I only consider whether or not I've worn it recently, and if it still fits into my current wardrobe.
I'll admit that the detachment method is not for the faint of heart, but it is the most effective system that I've encountered. I've found that the key is to remain detached even after you've sold or donated the items that you decided to toss. Otherwise, you may feel regret start to creep in. Another thing that provides motivation for me like nothing else does is having specific pieces that I plan on purchasing post-closet cleanout. With that, keep scrolling to shop some of the pieces that are motivating my impending spring closet cleanout!
I'll be ready for a summer vacation once I acquire this skirt.
You have to see the back of this pretty one-piece.
I plan on giving my trusty denim shorts a break for these.
Currently picturing how cute these will look with vintage Levi's.
The beauty of this asymmetrical skirt is that it can easily be dressed up or down.
I love these so much that I'm contemplating adding another pair to my closet.
These are a splurge, but they'll make any outfit look 100 times cooler.
I'd go with the '90s vibe, and pair this breezy frock with a light-wash denim jacket.
If there ever was a season to wear pink pants, this would be it.
You're probably thinking Who buys sweaters in April? but this one is too good to pass up.
The shape of this mini bag is so unique.
Next up, find out about the five things a celebrity stylist would remove from your closet.