I used to be a shopaholic until I couldn’t do it for three months because of the lockdown restrictions. On the positive side, I got rid of my incessant shopping behaviour. Now, I don’t buy clothes, even if there is a sale!
Yes, I controlled my shopping instinct now. To my surprise, it has a therapeutic effect on my finances too. I am happy when my wallet smiles!
Save some cupboard space.
Now comes the part where I managed the already piled up wardrobe collection. Geez, what a classy name for just some simple clothing!
I don’t like seeing clothes I can’t wear. These are casual outdoors, party-wear, and mostly the bulk of the stuff is formal collection.
You won’t be using all the clothes right now.
While I reorganise my cupboard every month, last month I wanted to get some extra space for both my closet and my mind by decluttering. That’s when I thought of tidying my clothes once again after two months. I did it in the first week of June.
You also know most of us are working from home for more than 100 days now. For those who workout daily in activewear, you’ll have workout clothes too. They look hot and sexy! We won’t get rid of them for the sake of Instagram, hahaha!
Purging the fashion collection
On top of a fitness freak, I am a fashionista too. I shopped so much that my entire fashion collection is from the last 365 days since I’ve moved to Bangalore. I revamped my whole wardrobe since I started my professional life.
Here is what I did to save my cupboard space. I had three types of clothes:
- casual wear
- formal wear
I started the cleaning process and stashed all the clothes in my trunk, except the activewear. Why? Since I am not going out any time soon, that’s why most casual clothes don’t deserve accessibility.
I am not going for a date any time soon, so goodbye to the party wears also. My entire office work is online, so I dumped the formal outfits. The secret: I don’t have Zoom meetings either.
Activewear is the one where I can’t compromise. I do morning exercise daily with compression tights. So that’s all is left — only activewear in my cupboard with a few casual clothes just for grocery shopping. I moved more than 60% of my clothes to the trunk to save closet space and clear my head.
How can you save your cupboard space?
First of all, it depends on the lockdown restrictions in your area and your lifestyle choice.
If you work out a lot and don’t go outside, then you can stash all your formal wears. You can even remove the casual collection also if you want to get rid of it for some time because they bring out some travel memories that you can’t relive! The nostalgia will hit hard, and no one will clear your tears. Let it sink! I’ve been there.
I know what it feels like going through the photos and trying hard to remember the moments vividly!
I experimented for one week, and I never looked back at the “formal + casual” clothes that I archived. It has been more than one month now. You can also dump the casual clothes, or let it stay.
But one good feeling you will get after rearranging your cupboard in this simple way is that you’ll feel less stressed whenever you open your closet.
Imagine a feeling of openness whenever you open the cupboard. Imagine quickly browsing your cabinets because you cleared more than half of the space.
Try it and see the soothing effect that follows. Both, for your brain and also the tidiness factor. We just Marie Kondo’d our cupboard in 3 minutes! Happy tidying!
This blog belongs to a series of posts I am publishing on my daily blogging streak. Target-1 was 21 days. Target-2 was 100 days. Today is day 105. The next target is 150 days. Here is the first blog that started the streak.
Thank you for reading! See you tomorrow!