Does this look like your closet?
If you’re buried in clothing, it’s probably time to do something about it. Katie Trotter, writer for The National, says “when in doubt, throw it out.”
Trotter’s rule of three advises that you ask yourself the following questions to evaluate each garment: Does it fit? Have you worn it more than once in the last six months? Does it serve a solid purpose? According to Trotter, if you answer “no” to all three, you should toss (or donate) the item.
But wait–do you really have to throw it out? Although Trotter’s assessment is valuable and clever for cutting clutter, it’s not always necessary to discard everything. You love your Jimmy Chooshoes, right? But you only wear them maybe once in a blue moon (after all, you have quite an extensive shoe collection!). Just because you don’t wear them all the time, doesn’t mean you should get rid of them; especially if the design is classic and timeless.
Now think about this:
What if you had endless closet space?
What if you didn’t have to pack a suitcase the next time you take a trip?
What if your clothes were documented, stored in a temperature-controlled climate, and on surveillance 24/7?
If finding storage space is a challenge for you, perhaps you should consider employing a clothing storage company, such as Garde Robe. Garde Robe ensures that you always have enough space for your own stuff, regardless of current closet size. And (maybe the best part), Garde Robe will prep your clothing and deliver it to your hotel so it’s ready to go when you need it!
Of course, there’s certainly nothing wrong with the occasional donation to a good cause. But if you love what you have, and you want to keep it looking nice, clothing storage might be a good way to go.
TELL US: How do you cut the clutter?