As Kate discovered, cleaning out your closet has a ton of benefits, and her success story is just one of many I’ve witnessed.
Here are just some of the benefits from doing a thorough closet edit:
Mental & Physical Clarity
Clearing out all those old unworn clothes that are no longer serving you takes a huge weight off your shoulders.
Instead of gazing into a closet stuffed full of things you don’t wear, you’ll actually be able to see the stuff you love wearing — and have enough space to hang things neatly.
You probably don’t even realize it, but navigating a closet full of stuff that doesn’t fit or doesn’t suit you creates mental clutter, too.
You’ll also be able to identify any gaps in your wardrobe so you can make smart, intentional new purchases — no more accidentally buying a third black crewneck sweater because you couldn’t see the other ones!
A Confidence Boost
Imagine getting dressed in the morning and looking (and feeling) good no matter what you put on.
When everything in your closet fits you properly, getting dressed becomes a much more enjoyable experience.
No more trying to squeeze into too-small jeans or settling for “good enough” clothing.
No more frustrating mornings trying on five different outfits because nothing looks right together.
Getting Ready is No Longer a Chore
When you clear out your closet, you’ll be able to experience a whole new realm of possibilities with your outfits — and your image.
A closet full of great-fitting foundational pieces in core colors that can be mixed and matched means you can easily put together outfits and leave the house every day knowing you look great.
Walking into a closet where every item has a purpose gives you the freedom to experiment with new outfits without the daily “What should I wear?” dilemma.
Remember: Style is meant to be fun!
Creates Momentum in Other Areas of Your Life
As Kate Erickson of Entrepreneurs on Fire found out, a closet cleanout can create momentum for cleansing and organizing other areas of your life, too.
Once you see how good cleaning out your closet feels, you may get inspired to organize and streamline your kitchen cabinets, your garage, or even your finances.
Ready to start reaping the benefits of a more organized closet?
Check out the Next Level Wardrobe Closet Cleanout Guide for my simple three-step process anyone can follow.
Cassandra Sethi is a NYC Personal Stylist and Image Consultant. After working over 15 years in the Fashion Industry, most recently as a Senior Buyer for Equinox, she created her business, Next Level Wardrobe – a luxury personal shopping service for successful professionals. Cassandra’s been featured in Greatist, Livestrong and NY Mag.