Is it possible to have too many clothes?
While there’s no correct answer, I’d argue that having more clothes doesn’t
necessarily mean you’ll be happier or better dressed. In fact, it may make it
harder to find what you’re looking for.
And I don’t just mean asking your ayi where that one t-shirt is. Sometimes
having too many choices makes it difficult to maintain a cohesive sense of self;
we evolve and adapt, and so should our wardrobes.
So even though shops, brands, and the media alike will all be telling you
that you need to add this or must have that for spring, I’d like to propose
cleaning out your closet in order to improve it. Here are five simple
Step 1: Prepare Yourself Mentally
The first step is simply agreeing with yourself that you need to do some
spring cleaning and that it will be better for you in the end. Clutter has been
proven to affect people mentally, emotionally, and even physically, so having a
clean environment should have positive effects on your general well being. You
should also come up with an approximation of what percentage you want to get rid
of, such as 10 percent or 30 percent. If you’re really ambitious, try and get
rid of 50 percent.
Step 2: Take Everything Out
Take literally everything out of your closet. This way you can visualize just
how many clothes you have and how much space you have to keep them. Seeing an
empty closet will definitely help you breathe better, and it’s easier to put
things back than pull things out.
Step 3: Put Back the Pieces You LOVE
Put back your absolute favorites, the pieces you can’t live without. You’ll
see your closet slowly fill up with your most-used, mostloved pieces and feel
like all that extra stuff only distracts you from the core of your wardrobe.
Make sure to stick with your original targets, and stop putting clothes back
if you have to squeeze them into your closet, because there will always be new
clothes! There’s no absolute right or wrong amount so there’s no need to stress,
but as de-clutter guru Marie Kondo points out you should only keep things that
bring you joy.
Step 4: Donate or Swap Your Previously Loved Items
Try to distinguish between clothes you used to love and clothes you currently
love… If something is still in good condition, you can make sure it still goes
to good use!
There are plenty of places to drop off clothes you no longer want or need:
any H&M store, select Element Freshrestaurants through Fiber Projects, and
soon REFORM will partner with locations such as offices and schools to not only
offer donation boxes but also workshops and educational activities.
If you want to exchange your clothes, first make sure you have enough empty
space in your closet and then check out Daliah, Xinlelu Closet Swap, SwapShops,
or Pewa’s Closet Exchange.
And during Shanghai Fashion Week there will be a special project called ‘The
Greatest You Charity Popup Shop’ with shipping containers around the city where
you can donate clothes, which will then travel around China for more swapping
until finally arriving back in Shanghai to close the loop.
Step 5: Save Up and Invest in Pieces You’ll Always Love
Once you’ve re-arranged your closet with only pieces you love, you’ll know
better what you’re looking for! And instead of buying cheaper items that you’re
bound to throw out, buy fewer, higher-quality items to create a wardrobe full of
clothes you’re obsessed with and that will last a lifetime. If you calculate
costper-wear, a coat for RMB3,000 worn 100 times is much cheaper than a dress
for RMB100 that you wear once.
To put the ‘quality over quantity’ theory to test, I encourage you to try the
‘Project 333’ challenge. Wear only 33 items – including clothing, accessories,
jewelry and shoes – for the next three months. After that, cleaning out your
wardrobe should be a much easier task.Read more at:yellow formal
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