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Transform Your Closet: Organize for Freedom and Fashion Success

12/28/22 | Dana LaRieal Morales

When I entered my closet, I would hear myself saying, "I have nothing to wear!", despite having a closet full of clothes. It was a common problem many people experience. The truth was that I couldn't see the clothes I had because of all the clutter in my closet, which I referred to as noise.

Today, I want to talk about organizing my closet and getting rid of the noise, freeing up space to see the clothes I was meant to wear. As many of you know, I had a clothing dilemma due to weight gain. Even though I regularly went through my closet, I realized there was still a lot of excess noise. I had already removed most of the clothes that were too small and stored them in bins in our attic. However, there were still many items in my closet that I would skip over every day.

It was time for me to face the reality that I had gained my weight back. While I had a few pieces left from my larger days, many were old, faded, or simply not to my liking. Yet, I felt compelled to keep them to avoid purchasing new items. In truth, they only frustrated and complicated my mornings, remaining unworn in my closet (or more accurately, on the floor or in a side chair). One day, I reached my breaking point and made a decision to tackle my closet once and for all. I was determined to set those clothes and myself free.

Organizing Starts with Decluttering

We all wanted to look nice in our clothes. We desired to feel sexy and good, but the truth was that many items in my closet had the opposite effect. So, I made the decision to release those items one by one. I followed my gut and my heart, both literally and figuratively. I entered my closet and removed anything I didn't like. I got rid of the items I constantly skipped over and the ones I put on and immediately took off because they didn't fit properly. You might be thinking, "If I do that, I won't have anything to wear. I'll end up wearing the same thing every day!" Well, let me debunk this misconception right now:

  1. If you weren't wearing it to begin with, so it's time to let it go.
  2. Many people wear the same clothes repeatedly. Just observe the people around you, and you'll notice that they just alternate and mix and match items in new ways. Even if they don't, remember to DO YOU.
  3. By removing the noise, you can better identify what you really need.

I chose to embrace the present instead of waiting for what was to come. Yes, I continued to work on my weight-loss journey, but in the meantime, I decided to embrace and dress impeccably in the body I had at that moment in time. So let me share what I experienced once I decluttered and organized my closet.

How Clearing the Noise Helped Me

Getting dressed became easy and enjoyable. I discovered new combinations of clothing that I had never paired together before. People started regularly complimenting how good I looked and how nice my outfits were. Many even thought I had new clothes, when in reality, they were the same items I had worn for years but in a better combination.

I encourage you to take a leap of faith and give it a try—organize your closet today. I promise you, you will feel liberated! Trust me, you'll thank me later. Visually, my closet wasn't cluttered. In fact, it was well-organized, but filled with organized noise. So go ahead and tackle your closet today! I would love to see your results, so feel free to share them with me so I can cheer you on!

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