This is not an Eminem song or a metaphor.
I legit cleaned my closet and feel like a million bucks.
I think closet cleaning sucks the most for actors because getting rid of any clothing feels like we’re casually throwing away potential audition wardrobe pieces.
It’s true, so many times I’ve tossed an old work apron or black cocktail dress only to get a commercial audition for a fancy bartender or waitress the next week.
But cleaning out space is just so damn awesome. I’m always concerned I’m going to have NOTHING left after I donate bags from the dresser…and yet I always find clothes I forgot or lost in the mix! Or just have an easier damn time finding that one top that always gets smashed between hangers thus making me less of a bitch when I’m [always] rushing to get dressed.
Aka- it’s a massive stress reliever.
Here are my tips for cleaning out the responsible-actor way:
This is also a great time to reorganize your remaining items. I roll my workout clothes for example so when I glance in a drawer I can see them all at once.
And welcome to your new closet! So much more to enjoy…and free hangers to refill with future newbies.