Today I have decided to put myself on the other side of the home staging fence and edit my own closet. Here is what I am going through...
- Pulling the easy stuff out that doesn't mean anything to me like old pajamas, Hawiian shirts that always need ironing but wear them anyway when I work in the garden, hand me downs from friends and family that I took so as not to hurt their feelings...and so on. Gifts that I never wore.
- I turn around and there is a big pile on my bed
- I look back to my closet and it is stuffed instead of overstuffed. Hmmm
- Slinky satin jammies with lace - these can go, all they do is make everything else slide around and fall out
- Vests for possible cold weather I only wear once or twice a year can go
- Tops without bottoms or bottoms without tops for one reason or another - too much work so those can go.
- Purses and handbags from seasons past - pass them on no problem
- Hats - always a storage problem so will make a pile to see if anyone wants them
We all know that what we haven't worn in a year is supposed to go, right? The problem is that the next layer I have emotional attachments to and the memories come flooding in as I pull out...
- Pink designer outfit I wore to a party held in my honor from a design client (with Mom)
- A dress I made for Cabo I'm on the left btw.
- Christmas party at the studio in my Jones New York suit
- Remember the jumpsuit era? My going away part from Dana Poing friends!
- Hand painted 2 piece cotton outfits with original art!
See what I am saying? These outfits and dozens more I just cannot bear to part with because they represent some of the best times of my life. I have dragged them with me for years! What am I going to do? I am never ever going to wear them again and I don't know anyone else who will wear them either.
Well all of a sudden I had a light bulb moment...I will document all my favorite moments (the fashionista that I am) by taking pictures of these outfits that I don't have Kodak moments for as well as copying the photo's I do have and putting them on a special disk called "My favorite moments in time".
I actually can let them go now. I can't believe it! I don't have to hang onto them anymore for the memories. I am sooooo excited! For the first time ever I am thouroughly editing my closet.
So the reason for this post is because this is an idea that can be passed on to your reluctant clients. It really works!!!