So you’ve got tons of clothes in your closet. You don’t know where to start, and you can’t bring yourself to toss anything because you “might want to wear that someday!”
If this is you, one of the problems you’re experiencing is “fear of the unknown”. You don’t know whether you’re going to want to wear something, and that lack of knowledge is preventing you from getting rid of it.
The easiest cure for a fear of the unknown is to make it known.
With a closet, this is pretty simple.
The “natural” way to hang clothes in your closet is to put the hanger straight onto the bar. This means that the open part of the hook is facing away from you. When you put things away in your closet, that’s how they go by default.
So take a few minutes and hang everything backwards. Turn around all the hangers, so the open part of the hook is facing you (like the picture above). Your entire closet is now hung backwards.
As you wear the items, you’ll naturally remove them, wear them, and hang them the correct way when you put them back. That means that if you want to see what you haven’t worn, all you have to do is look at the hangers. Backwards? Haven’t worn it. Hung correctly? You’ve worn it.
This means that in three months, six months, or a year, it’ll be very easy to look at things and determine whether you really wear them or not – which will help you make a decision about whether to keep them or toss them!