Are you looking at your wardrobe and sometimes feel like catching all the clothes on fire and restarting from scratch? I thankfully had a friend go through mine with me before I did that. Today on the blog, I’m sharing three key steps for tackling explosive closets.

Take inventory of your clothing first

Firstly, before I share the three key steps for tackling explosive closets, one of the first steps that I did was to take inventory of my explosive closet. Looking at everything I had and giving myself a huge reality check.

The first thing that happened for me when I looked into my closet? I had a huge wave of guilt. “Oh maybe I’ll wear them one day. Maybe I’ll wear my ripped clothes or uncomfortable dress clothes again. You know. Just in case.” (ha, right?)

A picture of a pile of clothes.

What I actually ended up booting out of my explosive closet in the beginning (the three key steps for tackling explosive closets)

  1. I removed any ripped clothing that I couldn’t or didn’t want to fix. Obvious, right? Gone!
  2. I removed anything that was uncomfortable. I mean, if I bend over and my pants rip or hurt, that really doesn’t need to be kept, right?
  3. Anything that I hadn’t worn in a year. If I don’t reach for it, it’s just collecting dust and someone else may love it more than I do (none).

How do you go from an explosive closet to a more cohesive closet?

But then, from here, I was left with not knowing which way to turn for my wardrobe. I was living a whole new life as a full time stay at home mom! I read and read and finally settled on learning about capsule wardrobes. Want to know more about how I fine tuned my whole wardrobe and follow along the simple steps? I just launched my Simple Capsule Wardrobe Guide ebook (new and updated). You can find that guide here. And. Hooray for simpler wardrobes and…not catching our clothes on fire!

Other blogs you may enjoy:

Fifteen Basics to Consider When Building a Simple Wardrobe

How a Capsule Wardrobe Made my Life Easier and Saved Me Money

How to Declutter Your Wardrobe Even If You Don’t Know Where to Start

Hi, I’m Kelly! I’m a mother of four children - three boys, one toddler girl - and our family lives on the beautiful east coast of Canada. I’m a past elementary teacher, turned stay at home, work at home mom eight years ago after I had my second child. I’ve found that the busier I’ve become and as my children age, that it’s become even more important to figure out what is most important to me and us as a family. Living a simpler lifestyle has helped us in so many ways in our home life - from better routines to faster tidying up times. It has been through my children that I have been inspired to learn how to effectively manage my time and to simplify in all areas of my home and life. I enjoy helping busy moms simplify home life by teaching flexible planning methods and skills. Enjoyed this blog and think it would be helpful to others? I'd love if you shared it. Thank you!