Letting go of garments is sometimes easier said than done. Even if you know you could use a good closet clean-out, you can also come up with a million reasons to hold onto a piece of clothing for just a little longer. Today, we’re going to help you reach closet Zen with a few tips that will (hopefully) make this process a little easier.
The best part of a closet clean out? Shopping in your own closet after it’s refreshed!
If You Don’t Love It, Donate It
Take a minute to ask yourself, “Would I buy this in a store today?” If you would, keep it! If you would walk right on by without giving it a second thought, go ahead and part ways.
Get Rid of What Doesn’t Fit
Yeah, yeah, we know, this is a hard part of the process. But keep in mind that ridding your closet of items that don’t fit helps you the next time you are struggling to find an outfit!
Donate Pieces You Haven’t Worn in the Last 2 Years
We see how this rule may not apply right now since we’ve been dealing with a pandemic. But the idea is if you haven’t worn certain pieces in the last few years, (and through 8 seasons), you probably won’t wear them again anytime soon. They’re simply taking up space.
If Garments Aren’t “You” Anymore, You Don’t Need Them
It’s normal for your style to change! So if certain pieces don’t feel like they’re “you“ anymore, it’s okay to part with them.
A thorough closet clean-out can be overwhelming, especially if you haven’t done one for years. Here are some more tips to help the process:
- Take everything out. This way, you won’t miss a single piece.
- Make piles as you go. This will help you stay organized. You’ll know exactly what is going back into your closet and what is going to be donated. Don’t hesitate on keeping a “think about it” pile to revisit later.
- When in doubt, try it on. As we said, you don’t need to keep garments that really don’t fit; if you find yourself unsure about a piece, try it on.
Not sure what to do with pieces you no longer want? Feel good about donating them to local thrift stores or sell higher-end items in good condition to an online retailer like Poshmark or ThreadUp to make some money!