The time has come. You’ve made the decision that you want to make more sustainable choices in your fashion. Congratulations! By making that decision, you have taken the leap into sustainability. It can seem daunting to figure out sustainable fashion. Here are three ways how closet organization can help you in your journey towards being sustainable.
1. Use what You Already Have
How many times have you dug deep into your drawers or gone through your closet only to find a piece that you thought had been forever lost. Knowing what you have and knowing how to use it is the primary way to be sustainable in your fashion choices. It can help trigger outfit ideas and allow you to see clearly what your options are. According to studies, on average people don’t wear 50% of what is in their closet. It sits there unused. By taking an inventory of your wardrobe, you can then make smarter decisions on how to use what you already own and clean out and donate anything that might not be serving you right now.
2. Find Your Gaps
Once you know what’s in your closet, you can see exactly what you have and what you might not have. Closet organization allows you to see the gaps that are in your wardrobe. Maybe you need to add in a few basic items to help you utilize the rest of your wardrobe well. Should you get a couple of basic tees to help pull your outfit together? Maybe you are missing out on a good pair of denim that will last a long time. Whatever your gaps may be,you can now walk into a store with confidence that you know exactly what you need to get. .
3. Prevents Overshopping
When you identify the gaps in your wardrobe, you then can make a clear plan on what to buy. This helps you as a consumer to not over shop and buy what you will not use or do not need. Take time to create outfits to ensure that you are using every piece in your wardrobe in the best way possible. The World Bank estimates that in some countries 40% of clothing that is purchased is never used. Resources are being wasted and our carbon footprint is increasing for no use. Organizing your closet helps you become a smart shopper and reduces your overall carbon footprint.
Knowing what you have in your wardrobe can make all the difference in your sustainability efforts. Taking inventory of all the items in your closet and sorting out what you have vs. what you may need will help you excel in your journey. That then allows you to make wiser purchases and ensure you are not over buying.
Getting organized does not have to be overwhelming. Check out our app, Shuffle Sustainable Fashion to get access to incredible resources to help organize your closet and help you create the best sustainable wardrobe.