Admittedly, making a decision on what to toss and what to keep can be a bit difficult. This is majorly because it is natural for us to be attached to some of our clothes. Some of these clothing items hold memory, whether pleasant or not. For instance, it might be a nice gown you wore for your matriculation or convocation ceremony or shoes you were gifted last Easter. But the truth is, the more you keep or ‘hoard’ these items, the more stress you give yourself because your space becomes more clustered and you probably won’t have an idea of when it’s time to make a wardrobe change. You probably have a bunch of clothes hidden in the back or high upon the shelves too.
To make things easier for you, take a deep breath and let them go. Clear out your closet this holiday!
Below are some ways to determine what to do away with in your closet:
Let’s play a little game, walk to your closet/wardrobe and scan all items you have, confirm if everything in there is actually necessary and needed. You see the point? Some items are only occupying space has they’ve been there for so long and you probably won’t touch them till the end of time. If you have those items that you haven’t actually worn in such a long time, you should consider getting rid of them. If you have no reason to use any item in a year or more, then there is no need to keep those items. Give them out to people who have needs for them and free your closet. If you’ve worn it recently, you’re likely to wear it again so it’s earned its place in your closet.
Does it fit?
There is extremely no reason to keep anything that does not fit anymore. True, you over sized sweaters and maybe cropped tops might be a fashion thing right now but it’s totally different from putting on ill-fitting clothes. Check if everything in that wardrobe or on that shoe rack is still the right size for you. Say goodbye to pants with baggy bottoms and shirts that are so tight when you sneeze in public wearing them, you might just walk home naked.