Fall is right around the corner, which means phasing out your summer clothing in favor of plaid shirts and leggings! And, in the process, you may even notice some dresses you haven’t worn in a decade. So, is it time to clean out your closet? Ask yourself the following questions when considering whether or not to ditch your clothes.
How to Clean Out Your Closet
- Does it still fit? If you have pants that are three sizes smaller than what you usually wear, it might be time to get rid of them. Although it might be tempting to think you’ll lose the weight eventually and fit back into them, consider how realistic that really is. Even if you really love a particular pair of pants, if it doesn’t fit, get rid of it!
- Would I wear it again? It’s important to have a few staple items in your closet: a basic button down shirt, a pair of blue jeans, a leather jacket, and a pair of sneakers—just to name a few. However, if you have an extravagant dress you bought specifically for your cousin’s wedding in NYC and are still waiting for the next chance to wear it, it might be time to let it go. And, if it’s really fancy, you might be able to sell it a thrift or consignment store to make some quick cash.
- Would I buy it now? Some pieces are timeless, and others, not so much. If you’re feeling apathetic about a blouse, and may never wear it again, you might want to part ways. If you wouldn’t buy it in a store today, don’t leave space for it in your closet. Plus, you could always donate it to someone who would actually appreciate it.
- Is it damaged? This really goes without saying, but anything that is damaged should be trashed. If it’s a simple thread you can fix yourself or something you absolutely know you’ll wear again, keep it. But if not, to the left!
Always frame every article of clothing that you’re considering getting rid of with these questions in mind. If you love clothes and easily get attached, this may be difficult. However, you’ll feel a huge sense of relief when you clean out your closet. Not only will your relationship with clothing improve, but so will other areas of your life. So, turn up the music and start cleaning! What are you waiting for?