Open Letter: It’s Time for a Closet Overhaul

Credits - Photo - Anonymous, Styling - Sarah G. Schmidt, Location - Sarah G. Schmidt's home

Dear Closet, 

We need to talk. I’ve been meaning to bring it up for a long while but I just didn’t know how. But it’s a new year. With a new year often come resolutions. This is mine. See, and I say this with love, you have been getting out of hand. It’s too much.

I know you don’t want to hear my reasons why I am bringing this up. But I’m going to share them with you anyhow. So that you know it’s real. This is important. This may be hard to take but I have to be honest. We’ve been lying to each other long enough.

You’ve been greedy. It seems like you’re always taking in more and more and there’s no giving back. I give you new things all the time. New sweaters, dresses, hats, you name it and you just take, take, take. Why can’t you contribute? 

You’ve got too much. I know we like to have options but there’s too much in there to use. It’s borderline hoarding. I can't find anything. For what, just to confuse and hurt me? You make me feel like you’re trying to be spiteful. What gives?

You’re not being fair. There are some things in there that you haven’t shared with me in a while. Items tucked way in the back so I can’t use it and you can keep it all to yourself. I know I'm repeating myself but it's just not fair. Come on, the clothes don’t deserve to be treated that way. They deserve to be worn.

You’re wasting my money. You’re keeping everything to yourself. You know you don’t share. I can’t keep track of what you’re hiding from me. If I can't have it, fine, But it’s frustrating that you won’t let me sell anything. It’s all just there wasting away.

Well, I’ve had it. I’m taking matters into my own hands. I’m coming in there myself and cleaning this up. Editing it down. You’ve been fair warned.

Up to the eyeballs,


For other open letters, see:

To White Clothing

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