Why when you buy more clothes, you still might not have anything to wear.
and what to do about it!
I’ve heard it enough times to know it’s “a thing”. When people “have nothing to wear” they go shopping for more clothes. These are the same people who have closets PACKED to the gills with clothes. Ironic isn’t it?
Ya see what happens is that as those new things are washed and when they make their way back into the closet they are added to the clothes that were already there; and now they are lost in the mix.
Let me elaborate.
Many people don’t have time to wash clothes as often as they might need to. Things they like to wear eventually become dirty and are added to the laundry basket. It may be several weeks before the laundry is done at which point they may be running low on the things they prefer, prompting the thought, “I don’t have anything to wear”, and off they go to buy something new.
Eventually all that laundry does get washed and added back into the closet. Over time this habit causes the accumulation of clothes. There are only so many days in the week, and so many opportunities to wear your clothes. You might still enjoy wearing that cute top but now it’s in competition with ALL your other cute tops not only for wearing rights, but it’s harder to even see it. Then the laundry piles up, you go buy more clothes and the cycle continues.
QUOTE: [the more thing you have the harder it is to see them all]
Not having your clothes organized greatly compounds the problem! “Where is that cute top? I know I washed it…crap I’m going to be late for work. I’ll wear this instead.”
What to do?
- Stop buying new clothes and go shopping in your closet instead.
- Organize your closet into specific zones and keep them that way.
- Regularly wash your clothes, hang them, and put them away ASAP.
- Purge out what you don’t like and won’t wear – it only obscures the things you like and want to wear.
Pretty simple. It will take a bit of effort on the front end, but will be worth it.
– It will saves you money because you’re not buying clothes every week.
– It’ll save you time because 1. You’re not shopping for clothes and 2. You can easily find what you want to wear.
– It’ll save your sanity. An organized space promotes a sense of control, and most people feel very out of control when they are disorganized.
What do you do when you “run out of things to wear?” Can you relate to any of this? Go to our Katy Home Organizer Facebook page and post your thoughts. We’d love to hear them!