It was a bright and cheerful morning around 7:30AM when I walked into my closet, as I normally would, and picked the clothes I wanted to wear that day. It was Tuesday which meant my outfit would be more on the professional side than casual.
So I walked into my closet, grabbed the outfit I wanted to wear and walked out with a smile on my face because I knew I chose the best outfit for that day. As I pranced towards my bed, since that’s where I usually changed, I placed my clothes on the bed neatly. I reached over to my pants, put one leg in and then the other and all of sudden the pants stopped. I reached for the zipper to see if it was still up and sadly realized it wasn’t. I gained weight and my pants no longer fit me.
This is something that happens to many of us and a lot of times this happens to not just one clothing item but a whole closet full. We find ourselves holding on to these clothes that no longer fit us for more years than we should and by the time you realize how cluttered your space is, you no longer have space left. It’s the idea that one day we will fit the clothes but unfortunately, that day usually never comes. The truth is you are less likely to wear those clothes after you lose weight because as time passes, those clothes are no longer appealing. The thrill you had when you first wore them is now gone due to time and to the ever evolving fashion industry.
I’ve conjured a 4 tips on how to let go of your “in the future clothes” that will help you get rid of them once and for all
O N L Y K E E P 1 0 P I E C E S
In a medium sized closet, we have on average 150 pieces of clothing from tops to bottoms sitting in our closet now. With the assumption that most of the clothes in your closet are being worn within a 6 month span, it is important that you only keep 10 unworn pieces that you believe will be worn when you lose weight. Holding on to just a few will keep your closet clutter-free which makes it easier to add more clothes to your closet in the future. Plus, because these are the 10 pieces that you love, you are more likely to wear them again when you’re ready.
G E T R I D O F T R E N D Y I T E M S
Because the fashion industry is constantly evolving therefore what’s on trend may not be popular in 1 week, letting go of such clothes can come at ease. Unless your clothes are classic pieces that can be worn over decades, scaling down on most of your trendy items is what will keep your “in the future clothes” at a minimum. Go into your closet and take out all of those trendy clothes you have. Go through them and only select the ones you feel will last through time. You can do some research and check out the evolution of certain pieces to see how well they do within 5 years. For example, patched up colorful jeans may not stand the time but a patched up blue jean jacket will. Though both pieces are trendy, the patched up jean jacket is more likely to cycle back into our wardrobes because of the blue jean factor then the colorful jean would.
G I V E T H E M A W A Y T O S O M E O N E I N N E E D
This is the thing, your in the future clothes are really just someone else present clothes. There are a lot of people in our society who directly benefit from items we no longer need. or wear. So, rather than just housing these clothes for years, passing them on to someone who can actually use them and appreciate them will make the difference not only in your closet but in your heart.
I T ’ S G O O D F O R Y O U R W E L L B E I N G
Clutter is a direct effect of our lives. The bigger your clutter is the more likely your life reflects the excess. Lets get deeper. Happiness is more than just an experience, it’s a life style. The happier you are the more appreciation you have in your life. So how does this equate to your well being. Clutter in no way shape or form is a positive thing. It weighs you down, sucks the life out of you and worst of all, wastes time. Adversely, when you’re clutter free you have more time in your day and way way more closet space.
These are just a few tips you can follow when getting rid of your “in the future clothes” especially you are finding some difficulties in letting them go. Remember, clutter is just a form of our internal mindset thats being seen in the physical world so if you are in the process of clearing out the negativity in your life, it’s important you start from within your home.
If you’re in the Houston area and need help getting rid of your clothes and creating a more organized closet, feel free to contact Rescue My Space. We would love to help you rescue your closet!