If you feel like you own more clothes than other people usually do or have to spend a considerable amount of time digging into a massive pile of clothes to find the outfit that you want to wear, it may be time to go through your entire closet and start picking out the ones you no longer want to keep.
You can minimize the amount in your closet by donating unwanted garments to homeless shelters, schools in low income neighborhoods, recycling ripped clothes, or selling them at the market or online. But if you’re still debating whether or not it’s time for a closet organizing session, you’ve come to the perfect place to help you make your decision. Here are the signs that you should consider decluttering your clothing piles:
YOUR CLOTHES ARE STAINED AND SMELL BAD
If you still keep clothing pieces that are stained or smell bad, chances are you have an emotional connection to them. Before you throw those clothes into the ‘trash/give away bin’, you may want to try to get the stains or eliminate the smell first. If you fail to do so but really want to keep them, take the clothing pieces to the dry cleaner and let the professionals work their magic. If the smell and the stains continue to linger, it might be time to say goodbye.
YOU NO LONGER LOVE YOUR GARMENTS
This is the easiest way to decide if you want to get rid of your clothing pieces or not. When you first purchased each garment, it was probably because you loved the way that it looked or felt. If you look at them today and don’t like the style anymore, however, then it is obvious that you should get rid of them.
YOUR CLOTHES ARE OVERWORN
Fashion comes and goes very quickly. There may be some clothes that you bought while they were in trend, but now they just look too ugly and ridiculous to wear outside. There is no point in keeping the clothes that you barely wear in your closet. If something belongs in the past, leave it behind and move on. You can always invest in new garments that are more modern and classic.
YOUR CLOTHES NO LONGER FIT YOU
Whether the clothes that you have are too big or too small, if you haven’t been able to fit in them for more than a year, they aren’t going to fit you anytime soon. Our body shapes change over time and if you don’t have the motivation to transform your physique just to fit in a few clothes, clear them out.
YOU’VE ABANDONED CERTAIN GARMENTS FOR OVER 2 YEARS
There will always be that pile of clothes that you have been abandoning in the back of the closet to the point that you’ve forgotten you own them. If you’ve never bothered pulling out that shirt, skirt, or pair of pants to wear on any occasion, there are plenty of people who would love to receive them. Here’s a task for you, go into your closet gather all of those garments and donating them ta a good cause. It’s up to you to figure out where.
YOU’VE CHANGED YOUR CLOTHING STYLE
Time changes and your sense of style does too. You may have liked dressing in vintage clothing ten years ago, but you might be into wearing hipster-styled clothing today. It’s okay to keep a couple of outfits in the style that you used to like, but there’s no point in keeping a closet full of them. Your old style could become somebody else’s new style once you’ve found your unwanted garments a new home.
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