When you were five, did you ask your parents to leave your closet light on? So the monsters wouldn’t come out while you were sleeping, of course.
I am finally OK with dark closets but I have a problem with messy, overfilled ones. (In my own house anyway – don’t get me started on the TV show “Hoarders”, I will get nightmares again).
The “monsters” that lurk in my closet now take the form of:
- Stiff, uncomfortable clothes and their cousins: too-high heels
- The expensive dress I wore once
- The skirts I just need to let out or take in, then they’ll be perfect
- Colors that make me look sick – hello, mustard tee, I’m looking at you
- Duplicates (truth – triplicates) of black tee shirts
These are not really such fearful things of course – but they create psychic as well as physical clutter. They keep me from filling in the holes in my wardrobe that would really boost my style. They make me feel like I have too much when I might actually need a couple of key pieces. They make morning decision-making harder.
I’m not a packrat or anything close. But I can accumulate too many clothing pieces, especially via thrifting. So I gave myself a wardrobe challenge for July: 30 items for the month, for work only. I’m not counting accessories or “play time” clothes this time around. There are months ahead for those challenges!
|I’m going to use only these clothes for work, for the month of July. King the Cat inserts himself at will. That’s my naked mannequin on the right. Nothing kinky.|
|These will be put aside for July — will I find that I miss them??|
I started my July challenge yesterday! Maybe I shouldn’t include such a colorful, memorable piece as this skirt, but I love it. And I’ll I need a couple of Wow pieces to balance the neutrals. I think the challenge is going to be fun and help me reflect about how much I need in the closet. I’ll keep you posted.
|My new/old skirt. Too pretty to leave out.|
Reminder: Monday July 4th is our Visible Monday group posting for anyone who’d like to participate. The simple guidelines are here. Basically, just post something that makes you feel wonderful/visible, and send me a link to it. I’ll post all the pics and links here!