Wardrobe

How Much Clothes Do You Need?

There are a lot of different methods out there for decluttering your wardrobe. There are various challenges that are meant to help you figure out how you’d do with a smaller wardrobe. These can serve as great starting points or guides to help you figure out how to deal with your own wardrobe. But if you don’t fit perfectly into a mold, that’s okay too.

Here are a few factors that might affect the number of clothes you’ll end up holding onto.

Laundry. We all need to do laundry every once in a while, but we can’t all do it with the same frequency, whether it’s because of a lack of time, money, energy, or all of the above. So before you get rid of too much clothes, think about how often you’ll have to do laundry. Even if you can make 100 outfits out of 20 pieces, those 20 pieces will still mostly all need to be washed within a week’s time.

Rewearing clothes. There’s nothing wrong with wearing something two or three times before throwing it into your laundry hamper, depending on what that “something” is. If you’re willing to rewear pants multiple times before washing them, that means you won’t need quite as many pants, though. So make sure you factor that in when deciding how many items you need within each category of clothing.

Lifestyle. We all live different lifestyles, which means we need different types of outfits throughout the week. If you work out every day, for example, you’ll need enough workout clothes to accommodate that. As you’re deciding how much clothes to get rid of, keep in mind how much time you spend dressed that way. For example, if you work full-time and have to dress a certain way for work, most of your clothes should be work appropriate.

These are just a few details to think about while you’re decluttering your closet and reorganizing your wardrobe. If you have any additional comments, let me know in the comments.

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