I really like clothes. There are so many tangents I could go off on related to them: the history of a fabric, the idea of creating a pattern, different fasteners, garment finishes, the memories I have attached to things I've worn, thinking about the history of a thrift store item before I bought it, how to copy and create a "look" I want to wear...I could go on and on.
Because of all that emotional investment, how can I get rid of anything?
Because of all that curiosity, how can I stop buying new things?
I have had to finally answer these questions because I am running out of space. I have had to confront what I really want out of my clothing because I want to not only enjoy what I have, but also to be smart about what I bring into my closet from this point forward so I don't neglect to use the things I already have.
Organizing what I have into a system where I can see it is what I have needed to do. I've seen articles and forum threads about professional organizer Marie Kondo's book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up which is also referred to as the "Konmari method" of de-cluttering and organizing your belongings.