Are you suffering from Wardrobe Overload?

How many clothes do we really need? Do you really wear everything in your wardrobe? I’m directing these questions to you guys too; it’s not just us ladies who have bulging closets. I’ve even seen couples’ wardrobes where the guy’s clothes outnumber the gal’s – incredible but true!

So, here are a few questions for you to think about, that will give you a pretty good indication if you’re suffering from wardrobe overload:

– Does it take you long agonising minutes to find something to wear, whether it’s a work outfit or something for a night out?

– Have your clothes spread into various areas of your room, including the floor?

– Are there several different sizes in your wardrobe: do you have fat and thin clothes?

– Are there a load of orphans in your wardrobe: separates that don’t seem to have anything you can put with them?

– Do you have a few ‘mistake buys’ that you’re loathe to pass on because you spent good money on them?

– Have you resorted to keeping clothes in plastic containers because there’s no room left in your chest of drawers? [I’m not talking about archiving out of season clothes here.]

– Do you have loads of a particular item, and not enough of another?

– Is there a stack of clothes on the floor of the wardrobe that you know you need to sort but there’s just no room to hang or store them?

– Have you resorted to going out and buying a particular item that you know you already have but you’ve given up looking for it because the wardrobe is a shambles?

– Are you holding onto clothes you’ve had for decades because you can’t bear to get rid of them? [Clothes really don’t come back into fashion in the same form.]

– How many wardrobes in the house are you using for your clothes?

– Do you buy clothes in the sales because they’re such a bargain that you can’t pass them up, even though your wardrobe is already bursting at the seams?

– Have you got a stack of clothes that you’re going to put on Trade Me but you just don’t seem to get around to it?

– Are you desperate to get your wardrobe sorted but just can’t face it, or don’t know how?

And this is just about the clothes! What about your shoes? If you’ve answered yes to more than two or three questions above then you would really do yourself a favour by getting your wardrobe sorted so that it becomes a pleasure rather than a nightmare.

I have done countless wardrobes with clients and they always feel a vast sense of relief and satisfaction when it’s done and they’re faced with a lovely organised wardrobe. I am always happy to give bags of clothes that I no longer need or want to the charities because I know how great it feels to have an organised wardrobe which only contains clothes I love, that make me feel good, and which suit my needs. That’s what it’s all about. I love clothes but I don’t love excess because it just becomes overwhelming.

I’m not going to try and solve the wardrobe situation in this newsletter, but I do want you to think about what it could be like not to feel frustration when you open your wardrobe, or try to figure out what to wear for a special occasion.

Sorting your wardrobe will save you time and money, that’s guaranteed. One session with me is all you need to have your wardrobe looking fabulous. If you do one thing for yourself, do this – treat yourself to a wardrobe session with me – I make it an enjoyable experience. One of my recent clients emailed me following a decluttering and organising session we had in her bedroom and wardrobe saying “You really are a lifter of burdens and a guiding light!” What a lovely response to our work together, and in fact I feel honoured to have the opportunity to make a difference and am always delighted with what we are able to accomplish together.

I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and wish you joy, prosperity and delight in this new year.

In Joy!

Angella Gilbert

P: 09 410 4166
M: 027 224 8937
E: angella@gioia.net.nz
W: www.gioia.net.nz

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