Why is cleaning out our closet is such a hard job to do?
Maybe it’s because parting with old clothing, things that you remember wearing in the past, means making peace with and letting go of a past version of yourself. But making a little extra space in your closet doesn’t have to involve a lot of hand-wringing and soul-searching. In fact, you should get rid of these six things right now! 😉
1 – THINGS YOU NEVER WEAR ANYMORE THAT YOU ARE KEEPING FOR SENTIMENTAL REASONS
Two choices my dears: 1. Take a picture of it, honor what it’s meant to you, and pass it on. You’ll still have the memories, and you’ll be grateful for the extra space in your closet; 2. if you really want to keep something, you could also put in a box with other memorabilia, or think of some creative way to display it., like hanging up or making it into another way to use it.
2 – THINGS THAT WILL NEVER, EVER FIT YOU
Nope, I’m not talking about those ones that are a little tight, or things that you might be able to wear if you lost five pounds. I mean clothing that you’re hanging onto from years and years and years ago, that you would need a whole new body type to wear. Getting rid of old things is a part of making peace with who you are now.
3 – CLOTHING THAT IS BEAUTIFUL BUT THAT YOU NEVER WEAR BECAUSE IT’S TOO MUCH TROUBLE
You know those things that you have in your closet and you think that they are really pretty and look good on you, but you’d never wear because they’re a pain in the ass. Like a shirt that has to be ironed and has to be worn tucked in and only with a certain pair of pants, which never seems to be clean because they have to be dry cleaned. Be honest with yourself.
4 – THINGS THAT WOULD BE MORE EXPENSIVE TO REPAIR THAN TO REPLACE
If fixing the heels on your shoes would cost just as much as buying another pair of new shoes that you would like just as much – throw them out.
5 – THINGS YOU USED TO REALLY LOVE BUT NO LONGER WEAR
Ok, that is crazy. Clothes don’t have feelings. Or do they? If they do, it probably hurts their feelings to be buried in the bottom of a drawer, never to be worn again. So find them a new home, I guarantee, you’ll both be happier.
6 – BASICALLY ANYTHING YOU DON’T WEAR
Are you sensing a pattern here? Anything that you don’t wear, for whatever reason, represents wasted closet space, and probably a lot of guilt over not wearing perfectly nice clothes. So pass those things along to someone who will appreciate them, and savor the new lightness of your wardrobe and your mind.