Closet Inventory

Welcome to Day 43 of my #100DaysofBulletJournalIdeas Project! 

Idea 43: Closet Inventory

Closet Inventory

Last year I purged my closet of clothes that didn't 'spark joy' a la Marie Kondo. I held an article of clothing in my hands and asked myself if it sparked joy. If it didn't, I tossed it aside into a pile to give away. If it did, I hung it or folded it with a renewed sense of appreciation for that particular article of clothing.

The method worked pretty well, and I managed to reduce my closet to many pieces that I truly loved, but I feel like since then there are still certain clothes that I still don't wear. I feel like there's a certain point where I run out of all my favorite pieces of clothing that I wear regularly, and even though there's still some clean clothes, I still won't wear whatever is left. It's as though when I reach these final pieces of clothing, I would rather wash all the clothes instead of reaching for these last items in my closet. These are the ones I need to remove because they're those 'maybe I'll wear to x,' 'maybe for a special occasion,' and so on and so forth. I'd rather have all clothes that I can throw on for any occasion and be happy with. 

I've also noticed that as I've grown, certain pieces fit me differently, or I have come to realize that I only wear them around the house, or find that it's difficult to pair them with other articles of clothing. 

This frustration has led me to the idea of taking inventory of my closet and consider the different articles of clothing I have to evaluate what I truly love, is flattering, and more of certain items I may be lacking. Obviously, you don't need to do this. You can just realize you need something and go and grab it. That's what I've always done, but I like the idea of taking stock and seeing what I can remove and where there are holes in my wardrobe that I can fill. 

Here's how I'm planning on creating a Closet Inventory:

1. List all the various clothes:

  • Short-sleeve shirts
  • Tank Tops
  • Long-sleeve Shirts
  • Spaghetti Straps
  • Pants
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Jackets
  • Sweaters
  • Cardigans
  • Shoes
  • Sandals
  • Boots

I may reduce this list, this is just a little brainstorm. I may decide to whittle down the categories, though I do like the amount, just to see how many of each I actually have. I'll probably include a master 'Basics' category to add some of these as sub-categories.

2. Add the color they are 

I will add the color where I've written down the clothes, this way I can visualize how many of a certain color I have, what colors I'd like more of, which pieces of clothing could be paired well together and more.

I feel like there are certain colors that look better on me than others and I want to bring more of those, along with my favorite colors, into my life. I think that when you wear the things you love and feel comfortable in leads to a happier overall day because you feel good and it's one less thing to worry about amidst the daily chaos. 

What's your favorite article of clothing?


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