I have more pajamas than any other kind of garment. This is because almost everything I own eventually becomes something to sleep in.
And I have way too many jeans that I cannot wear until I get back to the weight I was when I mass-online-ordered them. Lots of shoes that never get worn either, so what is the point?
There is no line of thought in my closet and when I saw this photo on Pinterest, I thought, here is a closet that has a PLAN. This person knows her favorite color combo, knows her lifestyle, and knows what looks good on her. (I read a lot into this picture!)
The things I like the most and wear the most are things I made for myself.
And of course my collection of white or black T-shirts.
So, Why have anything else in the way of finding these garments?
Remember your childhood home? The closets were ridiculously small, like 3 feet wide. But then we didn't have a huge wardrobe anyway, so it didn't matter. Now we collect to the bursting point, because we can, and we have space to store all of it too. But what really gets used, and what does our lifestyle require? Because I am retired, I have play-clothes, girlfriend outfits, and pajamas.
I am going to clear out everything that doesn't fit these categories and give it all to Goodwill.
One hour later, I counted 28 long sleeved T-shirts hanging in the closet. Who really needs 28? No doubt I need to cull that lot!
The Dramatic Results. The two baskets on the shelf contain 20-ish long sleeve tees, which is 8 less than the original count. The other basket has 14 pairs of leggings, which are more accessible in a basket than in the drawers. I had a bunch of knitted scarves which got stuffed into a zippered plastic bag, also on the closet shelf. Mostly not wearable in steamy July.
I switched my largest drawer, once my pj's home, and made that my playclothes drawer. The reduced pj's went one drawer down, below underwear, which also needs culling.
I tried on my jeans, and could button and zipper them, but I will not be wearing them until a few more pounds are gone. There are a few cool weather dresses, coats and jackets back in the corners, since we don't have a coat closet.
I'm feeling a great sense of Ahhhhhhh with the more defined closet and drawers. Happy 4th of July!