All I really need to know I learned from cleaning my closet
- Break a big job down into smaller jobs.
- You don't need an engineering degree to put together a shelving unit from Target.
- You need a Phillips head screwdriver to put together a shelving unit from Target.
- Shelving units from Target are awesome.
- Clothes from Target are less awesome after you bring them home.
- Don't buy clothes on impulse from Target.
- Don't buy clothes without trying them on.
- Don't buy clothes that need alterations unless you actually have a seamstress or the time and talent to do it yourself.
- There's no such thing as a free T-shirt.
- Stick to the colors that look good on you, not the colors that look good on the model in the magazine.
- Only wear clothes that make you look and feel fabulous, whatever "fabulous" means to you.
- Be honest with yourself about who you are.
- Be honest with yourself about your lifestyle.
- Don't buy something just because it's on sale or marked down so low the store is practically giving it away.
- An inexpensive article of clothing is no longer inexpensive if you consider the time and energy it takes you to buy it, bring it home, put it on a hanger, try it on, decide it looks like crap on you, bag it up, and give it away.
- Saving clothes that are too big for you "just in case" is a waste of space.
- Saving clothes that are too small for you because you certainly are going to fit into them some day is a waste of space.
- Anything you haven't worn in a year (or more), you will never wear again.
- Styles change.
- Giving things away feels good.
- Once you've given something away, you will never think about it again.
- Other people will actually wear those clothes you never wear.
- Nobody needs more black sweatpants than there are days in the week.
- If you can't reach things on a shelf, buy a footstool.
- If cleaning your closet gives you a headache, take two aspirin and try again in the morning.
- Nothing feels better than opening the door to your closet and being able to see your clothes.
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