One of the hardest things to do is to say goodbye...to clothing ha! For some reason it is so easy to get emotionally attached to clothing. Whether it be a fond memory of a special occasion you wore an outfit to or just a favorite old sweater you wore holes in - it can be so hard to part with these items.
I helped a client clean out her closet a few days ago. We got rid of 5 massive garbage bags of clothing. Let me tell you it was no easy task! There were excuses and speeches about why items should belong in her closet forever. But by the end of the day we PURGED!!
By the time we cleared out all of the clothing into the "donate" pile, we had plenty of space to reorganize. Seeing the piles of clothes laying there helped my client see her buying habits and how she didn't necessarily need 15 "lake sweaters" to take to her cabin.
With all of the extra space we were able to sort things by color and have room to see things hanging proplery. When you have so many items squished into one space it is so hard to see everything, items get forgotten. And ultimately you don't end up wearing those pieces at all!
So take a step back, take a deep breath, and dive into your closet! You will be surprised how much excess you have. And now those unworn items can go to a new home to be cherished.