Ever wonder how your mother looked so great when she had such a small closet? So does Polly…
Can you relate to Polly? Which closet is more like yours?
True! Love this!
I think my grandmother’s closet held about 10 items, and she was one of the sharpest dressers I knew!
So totally my closet and summed it up perfectly here!! 😉
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I love that most of us run around in yoga pants! My grandmother was a very snappy dresser and had a TEENY closet — too funny!
This is perfect! I just recently went through my closet and purged all the things I didn’t wear or that didn’t fit right. It makes me feel great to only see things that fit and that I like wearing hanging in my closet.
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I love having a closet that is full of items you are wearing NOW. Congrats on the clear-out — I bet it feels terrific!
So true. This is great! I have been weeding out my closet and it has been a lot better.
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It is a bit counterintuitive, but the closet can really be a “less is more” kind of space. Just amuses me that our grandparents had teeny closets and always looked great, and we have these big closets with organizing systems and run around in yoga pants!
Haha nice! My closet is pretty empty and it STILL gets messy lol.
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That’s funny, Nina! At least you don’t have stuffed shoved and stuffed into every corner… lucky you!
Mine looks the 50’s closet and room, the one on the right looks like my 21 year olds room.
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Yes, I can relate to your older daughter’s room… I’ve got daughters as well!!! Not sure how it works with boys, but I imagine it is similar. Just goes to show you don’t need a huge closet to look put together:)
this is so true and I’ve read about capsule wardrobes and I do want to try…but having a hard time getting started or keeping it to a minimum.
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I’ve had a few clients ask me about the capsule wardrobe. I think it has potential, although I don’t recommend just getting rid of clothing you like to fit the capsule. Let me know if you try it, though, as I’d be interested to see if you like it!
Wow, Seana, you really hit close to home on this one. I just purchased a home with a master bedroom that has a walk-in closet. Great, right? But I’m already feeling the walk-in closet will be way too small. Shame on me! I’m on a mission to make it work. Thank you for always motivating me to stay organized.
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Thanks for the nice comment, Kathy. Isn’t it amazing how we spread out and fill whatever space we have? Fun to have a new home with a walk-in closet, though… how fun!
I think I’m a bit of a mix! I don’t keep things all over the floor but my closet is kinda bursting! I always want to put it all in rainbow order just for my own sense of visuals..
Scarlet is more like the second cartoon for sure.
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I think I would adore seeing a rainbow closet! Actually, organizing by color is makes getting dressed a lot easier:)
I am constantly weeding out my closet and keep a donation box at the ready at all times. Last summer I did a minimalist fashion challenge and it really was helpful. I recommend it to folks.
Love having a perpetual donation box… it is so handy to have a place to put any article we are ready to let go of! I’ve been following the “capsule wardrobe.” I’ll be interested to see if the trend takes off!
Love it!! My closet is like the 50’s closet and I have envy when I visit friends and they have big walk in closets. Maybe I could be happy with what I have. It works well but I do have a habit of laying clothes across the bottom of the bed. I have tried to break this habit but it is challenging as I usually get changed at the end of the night and I feel too tired to put stuff away. hmmm??
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I have a lot of people tell me they are too tired to put stuff away at the end of the night. I can totally understand this! Maybe putting clothes away just becomes a morning job instead… the clothes can sit on the bed overnight:) And yes, big closets don’t guarantee an organized life, but they certainly are nice!
I go through my closet and drawers once or twice a year, but last spring I got really ruthless and got rid of two big garbage bags of stuff I wasn’t really wearing or was wearing but shouldn’t have been. A year later, I see a few items I still haven’t worn, so I think it’s time to do it again.
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What a terrific project, Janet. I bet you felt terrific afterwards. I love your comment because it is a reminder that sorting and clearing and freeing space is an ongoing project. We may work in spurts, but it is never “finished” because our lives are continually changing and therefore so are our belongings.
love this! very accurate of the changing times. xx, dana
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Glad you liked it, Dana. Funny how well my mother was able to dress with such a tiny closet!
LOL! I like these cartoons! <3 – http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com
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So glad to hear that, Gingi! If we can make people smile, that’s a win!!
I am in the middle of those two. I read how you said people tell you they are too tired to put clothes away at night. That’s true for me! I need to Kon Mari my closet pretty soon!
I think a lot of us feel too tired to put things away at night!!
This is too funny. My how we have changed. I think about what my closet was like as I was growing up. Shared a small one with my sister … and we managed.
Isn’t that the truth? Goes to show that we hold onto more than we need, even with our clothes!
I think the reason we all have such messy closets compared to the women of the fifties is that we have so much more STUFF than people did back then. They lived simpler lives and took care of the things they bought, rather than living in a throw-away society like one we have now.
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I agree, Marcia. My grandmother always looked terrific, and she shared a very tiny closet with her husband. I think she had fewer clothing items, took great care of them, and made the most of accessories. She didn’t throw ANYTHING away!
So true. More stuff, more space, more clutter!
That’s pretty much it in a nutshell, right Sarah?
This is so true! Sometime too much is simply just that… too much! The paradox of choice I suppose.
Thanks for the laugh!
Exactly, Kathy! Too much and I can just get stuck. Plus, I think my grandmother was a master of the accessories… a skill that saves you a lot of space in the closet!
Cute comic! I got rid of a few trash bags worth of shoes and clothing and still need to give away more before I move to the UK! Doing it in stages seems to be working as I was having a difficult time getting rid of so much at once. Any tips?
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Definitely working bit by bit is a good idea. It is always easier to make decisions on getting rid of things when you can see all of the “like items” together. For instance, if you put all of your sandals in a line, you can clearly see how many you have and pick out the best ones to keep. Good luck – very exciting!!
Too many choices these days! Funny stuff. Thanks, Seana!
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Glad you liked it, Andi. Thanks for reading:)
Yes, I am definitely a 90’s woman when it comes to closet space. And I STILL don’t have anything to wear half the time….
I feel that way a lot too! I just stand there looking around. Sigh…
hhhh True love this !
I also have a small closet although a bit bigger than the one I grew up with. I absolutely MUST get rid of anything I’m not wearing so the items I am wearing have space to breathe. As a result, I have a bag on the go ready to accept the cast-offs. Once it’s full, it goes to charity. Love the cartoon!
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I love the idea of a “bag on the go” at all times. That’s the easiest way to keep the clutter from building up…just purge as you go! thanks for the nice comment:)
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