If you’re on your way to becoming a minimalist, there may be one thing holding you back. Your closet. Glancing in your closet, you may not be quite ready to part with what’s in there. The good news is that you can become a minimalist, even in your closet. Here’s how to get started.
Decide what to keep
It’s best if you decide what you want to keep, before you even start digging in your closet. For example, you want may want to keep 5 pairs of pants and 10 shirts. Deciding the # of items you want to keep, will make things much easier. Plus, keeping them organized will help you see what you have. Consider something like this to organize your clothes.
Keep the colors simple
We live in a world, where the fashion companies want you to keep buying the newest trends. This is just a money sucker. You’re in charge of what you wear, so you get to decide the colors. By keeping your colors to a minimum, this helps you minimize your closet down to a minimalist level. My color of choice is black. What is yours?
Quality is always better
When you’re becoming a minimalist with your wardrobe, quality is always better. Spending money on a pair of jeans that will last is way better than buying a cheap pair of uncomfortable pants that you can’t wait to get out of.
Be intentional about your purchases
Once you have narrowed down your wardrobe, it makes sense to not add to it again. Be intentional about your purchases and don’t just buy something because it’s on sale. Remember that sales and purchases are designed to get you to buy more. The idea behind minimalism is that you don’t NEED more.
Get rid of clothes that don’t fit
How many of us are holding onto clothes that don’t fit? You can become a minimalist via your closet by getting rid of those clothes that don’t fit. Why are you holding onto them? Spend some time going through your closet and getting rid of items that you no longer wear. This will be a tedious process, but well worth it.
Put your old clothing to good use
Most people don’t know what to do with their old clothing, so they don’t do anything with it. There is always someone out there who can use your old clothing. Donating it is always a good idea. The homeless can always use new/used clothing. Women’s shelters are also a good cause to donate to.
Are you a minimalist? Have you made it to your closet yet?