I once read a post on Young House Love about how Sherry has a “closet average”. She rates her clothes on a 1-10 scale and does her best to not water down the overall rating of the clothes in her closet. Whattt? So smart. You challenge yourself to have a closet you really love. I can do that. I want all 10’s!
So I started quietly rating clothes when I was shopping. Surprisingly, I’ve kept myself from buying a lot of sale items with this method. A good price doesn’t seem so good if it barely hits a 7 on my rating scale. I’m excited by the progress, but I still feel like my closet stinks. Why you ask? Because of the questionables!
Allegra and I went through all of my clothes, and after donating a bunch of stuff we were left with two piles: things I wear and things I think I’m going to wear. I decided to do a little challenge to weed out the clothes I don’t really wear — aka the questionables.
Here’s how I’m tackling them: I hung up everything I think I’m going to wear in my closet but this time I hung all of my hangers backwards. As I wear and wash an item I’m been putting it back in the closet right way. This allows me to visually see what items I’m wearing. The plan is that any hanger left unturned after 3 months is going to the goodwill. Fingers crossed I don’t talk myself out of it — I have just wayyy too much stuff in there.
What tricks do you have for building a great closet?