“I don’t know what to wear.” This is a familiar meltdown that people often experience in the morning—a crisis that I have undergone many times in the past. Do I now prevent this meltdown by organising my outfit before going to bed? No, I don’t.

Many organising blogs encourage people to plan their outfits the night before to help to make morning dressing easier. And while this approach can work for many people, it’s not something that I would do because I have minimised and simplified my wardrobe. This means that my wardrobe contains neutral-coloured clothes and clothes that can be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion.

The benefit of having a simplified wardrobe is that I don’t have to think too hard about what to wear. I have the right amount and styles of clothing that enables me to put an outfit together quickly and with very little decision-making. When I pick up a pair of pants, I already know that there will be a matching top (or shirt) and pair of shoes. The stress of not knowing what to wear is determined by the overall organisation of your wardrobe and not whether or not you plan your outfit in the morning or evening.

Consider simplifying and minimising your wardrobe to make getting dressed easier at any time of the day and to overcome the “I don’t know what to wear” meltdown.

This is blog four of my short blog series called Things I Organise Before Going to Bed. Keep an eye out tomorrow for blog number five in the series.