This particular space is a sitting room/alcove off a bedroom. At first the settee is difficult to see amongst all the clothing clutter. Clothes that no longer fit were being kept in the hope that one day they would again. Over time, as the cloths outgrew the closet, they found their way into the sitting room and the disarray grew as it became increasingly difficult to find the clothes that fit amongst all the ones that did not.
We worked with this client to understand that in order to be who they were now and work towards who they wanted to be tomorrow, it was necessary to shed the things that were getting in the way – the clothes that no longer fit as well as the cloths that they just did not like anymore.
Seven black garbage bags of neatly laundered and folded cloths were donated to a local charity. What remained was organized into type and colour pieces which allowed for a full outfit to be put together at a glance and in a moment.
The makeshift walk-in closet went back to being what it was originally intended to be – a beautiful light-filled sitting room for morning coffee and evening relaxation.
As they say, ‘one man’s treasure is another man’s junk’ – if you have not worn something within a 12 month period, donate it. This cycle will ensure the happy and healthy shape and size of your closet. Plus we get to be caring, sharing people doing good in the world!