A closet full of stuff, not enough room to let new stuff in

Do you have a wardrobe full of clothes, shoes and accessories

… and still want to improve on your current body image but don’t know where to start? If you have been thinking along these lines then read on.

We have often heard that you need to let go, in order to create room to receive. Well it’s true. If your closet is full of stuff that you no longer like, want or perhaps even need then understand that, until you start to get rid of old stuff, you will not have room to let new stuff in. You can agree that this principle applies to other areas of life as well but let’s focus on some general steps to take towards creating room for improving or building a new wardrobe.

In my opinion, time and money are the most determining factors here.  Given a large sum of shopping money, one would just get rid of everything they own and start afresh. Right? Wrong! There would be some pieces of clothing items that you currently own and would keep, and when paired with new items would work!

It is very important to pay attention to the way clothes fit or flatter your body shape, and how they make you feel. So the next time when you wear a pair or trousers or shirt, ask yourself, “How does this make me feel, 1.Confident or 2.Uncomfortable?” Also, pay attention to the quality, and condition of that clothing item. “Has it seen better days?”

Being able to address some of these questions, will initiate the process of identifying which clothing items are:

A definite keep
To get rid off
A give-away to charity
Of sentimental value

A definite keep is a piece of clothing item that fits you well or can be altered to fit you well, and spending money on alteration is worth it. If it’s still in good condition, makes you feel attractive when you wear it and is very comfortable. It is your personal style or not outdated. To get rid off are clothes that have holes, rips, tears, stains, and missing buttons and the price associated with fixing these items is not worth it. A give away to charity is also in good condition, but doesn’t fit you well even if altered by a tailor. For example low jeans that show your bum crack or give you a muffin top. Or if the item is a size 10 and you are now a size 14. Also the clothing item that fall under this still have a price tag attached to it and haven’t been worn over the last 6-12 months because they were a good idea to buy perhaps on impulse or for future event but you have never gotten around to wearing it. A sentimental item is something given to you by your loved one that you do not wear but keep because of what it means to you.

Definite keeps go back in your wardrobe. 
Give-away go in a bag to charity and only if in good condition.
Get rid offs go into recycle /trash.
Sentimental items need to be vacuumed sealed /stored somewhere else.

Once you have successfully completed the steps above, congratulations, you have created room for new items, another topic to review at a later date.

Wardrobe Cull

Wardrobe Cull


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