After yesterday's post started to get insanely long, I decided that my closet inventory could be its own post. Nothing too interesting here, but thought I'd share where I ended up after my closet cleanout. I should mention one key thing: I didn't do an inventory beforehand, but I did count the number of pieces I put into bags to be sold/donated. So I don't have a before/after by category to share, but I do have a general before/after that I'll share at the bottom.
16 open sweaters/cardigans
13 blouses/button-down shirts
22 silky tank/tee-shirts
11 pullover sweaters (not pictured)
6 everlane tees (not pictured)
(not all are in this photo)
5 slip-on/boat shoes
(slippers, underwear, gym/lounge clothes not counted)
Total Items Before: 396
Total Items Now: 171
I felt so accomplished when I realized that I purged more than I kept. And when I realized that I had almost 400 items of clothing/shoes beforehand, it made me feel completely insane. Completely. I'm much happier with the idea that I'll be keeping this under 200, so here's how I plan to do that:
- Buy replacements, but donate/toss the item being replaced.
- Focus on a curated closet from a color perspective. I've decided I really love neutrals, pinks, and blues, and that I can do without the reds, yellows, greens, and purples for the most part.
- Stop buying items I love in multiple colors. Having two of the same thing just means I wear each piece left. (Excludes Everlane tees, obviously.)
- Shop with intention, seeking out items that will fill holes in my closet from this list.
For those of you who've mastered this long before I have, anything else I should add to this list? How often do you guys do closet cleanouts or take closet inventories?? Help a girl out in the comments!