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Do you have too many clothes? Perhaps you have too few? What is the right answer anyway? How much clothes can you put in a closet? We have the answers to all of these questions and more. While some answers will be personal to you and your lifestyle, others will depend on the limits of your closet.

Table of Contents

  • How Many Clothes Should a Person Have in Their Closet?
  • Lifestyle
  • Work
  • Climate
  • Custom Closets From Closets Plus

How Many Clothes Should a Person Have in Their Closet?

Many Clothes in a Custom Closet

There’s no simple answer to this. In a recent survey from ClosetMaid, the average American woman has 103 items in her closet. Does that sound about right to you? In order to know your answer, let’s break it down. The number of clothes a person should have depends on three factors:

#1 Lifestyle

The lifestyle factor deals with the way your life is set up, your responsibilities, and your free time. How often do you do laundry? At an absolute bare minimum, you should have enough to sustain you for a week without doing laundry. Do you have pets? Do you have young children? How much closet space do you have? Do you work out?

#2 Work

Your workplace influences your wardrobe a lot. Whether you work from home, in the office, or you wear a uniform to work is going to impact the amount of space you need to work clothes. Is your job more formal or can you wear the same casual clothes you wear on the weekends? Do you have a uniform? If yes, how many sets do you need? When you answer these questions you will have a better look at how many clothes you need. 

#3 Climate 

A person who lives in a warm climate definitely needs fewer jackets and coats but may need more bathing suits. A person living in a cold climate will need more layers to keep warm and therefore have more and bulkier clothes in the closet. Here in Greenville, NC, we need clothes for different seasons. This means you’ll need a bigger closet and more clothes because you need bathing suits, shorts, coats, sweaters, and everything in between.

These three factors will help you decide on the exact number of clothes you need in your everyday life. 

Custom Closets From Closets Plus

Greenville Custom Closets

Closets Plus is here to answer all of your questions regarding custom closets and what can go inside. Those who have bigger closets can have more clothes because they have enough space to store them all. 

Although we cannot give you a specific answer as to how many shirts, shoes, suits, or pieces of jewelry you should own, we can instead give you some guidelines. We’ll help you know how to figure out how many clothes you need to own for your everyday needs and then ensure you have a custom closet that is designed with your answer in mind.