Episode 22– Why is it so hard to declutter clothes?

unorganised wardrobe

Psychology behind decluttering clothes! In this podcast Lesley and Ingrid talk about why it is so hard to declutter clothes.

Your wardrobe is your expression of who you are to the world. Why wear clothes that you don't feel good in? For some people decluttering their clothes is very hard and lots of emotions are connected to it.

Lesley and Ingrid both realise that decluttering clothes can be very daunting and it is important to understand the emotions and challenges that are connected to having a lot of clothes when starting your decluttering journey so they discuss why is it so hard to declutter clothes.

In this episode we discuss:

  • 1
    The 20-80 rule; we wear 20% of your clothes 80% of the time so don't be afraid to declutter some clothes. You need to be able to move the hangers in your wardrobe to see what you have.
  • 2
    Lifestyle: changes from corporate job to stay at home mum / retirement with age or due to ill health / by choice.
  • 3
    Favourite clothes; go to items that you keep buying the same off like jeans, leggings or a little black dress.
  • 4
    Weight fluctuations; be realistic about what you can wear now and is a size you will fit in (again). If you do achieve a large weight loss you can treat yourself. 
  • 5
    Feeling guilty; mistake purchase, money that you have spend on certain items, kids clothes and hand me downs, expensive clothes.
  • 6
    Sentimental clothing; wedding dress and other people clothes

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