If your clothes pile up in heaps, your closet is jam packed, or your dressers house disheveled garments, then it is time for some clothes decluttering!
Isn’t it sad to think of all those wasted clothes that barely get worn and all that wasted closet and dresser space that gets taken up with things you don’t need.
If you really want to see how much clothes you actually need you could try the capsule wardrobe project. A capsule wardrobe is a very minimalist wardrobe, about 1 weeks worth of clothes. It’s fun to create a capsule wardrobe with your essential pieces and see if you can do with out the rest.
However, for most of us the capsule wardrobe is too extreme. We just need to let go of the things that we really don’t like or wear.
So how do you go about sorting through your wardrobe! I recommend pulling everything out of your dressers and closets and piling it all on the bed!
This will give you a great visual on how much you actually have.
Then you can take each piece of clothes in your hands and ask yourself:
Do I need it?
Do I love it?
As you sort through your things make three piles: Keep, Donate/Toss, Unsure
Don’t let items you are unsure about slow you down, just toss them in the unsure pile and then come back to them at the end. When you come back to them ask yourself:
- Have I worn this in the past 6 months?
- Would I wear it again?
- Do I love the way it looks on me?
- Would I buy it right now if I saw it in the store?
If your answer to any of these questions is no you should probably toss it in the donate pile!
Now let’s talk a little about what to do with your donate/trash pile. Anything that is stained or ripped should go to the trash. If you have expensive designer clothes that are still in style you may want to sell them to a consignment store. Otherwise it’s best to donate clothes a local thrift store.
If you want to pass your clothes on to family and friends just be sure that your family need and want your items. And make sure they know that they do not have to keep them forever! All too often little sisters are the recipients of all their older sister’s castaways. They can become burdened with too much. So just make sure that whoever you pass your things to finds them a blessing not a burden.