Is it time for a wardrobe declutter?
If you are tired of a chaotic wardrobe, be discerning about what lives in your closet. There are items or categories of clothing you may be holding onto that are just adding clutter to your closet and chaos to your life.
Say goodbye to decision fatigue, a closet full of clutter and feeling overwhelmed by decluttering your wardrobe and making space.
Wardrobe Declutter: Remove these 10 things from your closet today
1. Clothes that don’t fit.
If it’s too big or too small or doesn’t fit your body or lifestyle, it’s time to say goodbye. If you are thinking, “one day I might fit into this,” remind yourself that you don’t have to change your body to fit your clothes. Simply, change your clothes to fit your body.
2. Shoes that hurt your feet.
We’ve all dealt with sore feet, blisters and other marks left by shoes that look good but don’t feel good. Feeling good > looking good. Sometimes you can get both, but prioritize comfort and support for your feet.
3. Clothes with tags still attached.
There’s a reason you haven’t worn the items that still have tags on. Bye. Bye.
4. Guilt apparel.
If there are clothes that you feel guilty about because …
- you spent too much on them
- someone gave them to you and you never wear them
- you bought it but didn’t really need or want it
it’s time to let go. Let go of the items and let go of the guilt. You may not even realize how heavy the guilt is until it’s gone.
5. Clothes that make you feel bad.
Don’t give any more attention to clothing that makes you feel bad for any reason at all.
6. Things you think you’ll never wear again.
If you don’t think you’ll be wearing the same clothes to work as you did before or your lifestyle has changed significantly, let go of the items that don’t work for you anymore.
7. Clothes that are beyond repair.
If you can’t fix it, repurpose it into cleaning cloths or something else or pass it on to someone who can make something of your discarded item.
8. Your wedding dress.
Why not donate your wedding dress before it turns yellow or ages poorly in your closet. Donate here or here. If you are holding on for sentimental reasons or to pass on to a future family member bride, simply clip a small square from inside the dress and the future bride can pin it inside their dress one day.
9. Clothes you are saving for your children.
They don’t want your clothes. If you don’t believe me, ask them.
10. Aspirational items.
Are there things in your closet for a life you dream about living but aren’t actually living? Dress for the life you have now.
For this wardrobe declutter, if the idea of letting these items go for good doesn’t feel that good to you, here’s a gentler option. Remove them from your closet, put them in an unmarked box, and hide the box for a month or two. If you don’t miss the items, drop at a local donation center.
If you want to wear your favorite things, only own your favorite things.
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