I have to many clothes. I am glad I can admit it.
I am holding on to things that don't fit right, things that are uncomfortable, or things that I really shouldn't have boughten in the first place.
I just feel bad throwing these things away because most of them I have only worn a few times or some not at all.
With spring here, what better time then now to purge the closet and make room for fresh new pieces.
Here are the steps I took to let go of some things.
Go through your closet and take anything out that:
- You have not worn in the last year (within the appropriate season)
-If it doesn't fit you ( I have a tendency to keep on to things that don't fit me anymore, I had two kids, my body changed, I have to accept that)
-If it has tears or rips, throw it out. (or fix it)
-Move all bigger, bulkier (coats, vests) things like coats to the coat closet or spare closet, EX: guest room, office
-Color organize the clothes. Trust me, I have tried both color organizing and organizing my style of the item (ex: cardigan, blouses, t shirts) It is easier to see what you have and find things by color.
-When You have color organized your closet, you can see if you have to many of the same thing: 10 white shirts, 15 black shirts. You can throw away the dingier pieces, and you will know when you go shopping that you DON'T need anymore things in that color.
-I would not say I am a shoe person. However I own a lot of shoes. I buy cheap shoes or shoes on sale and end up never wearing them because they hurt my feet.
(I am a mom, and I am constantly running around after my kids. So I need shoes I can walk in for a while without damaging my feet)
Go through your shoes and ask yourself the same thing: have I worn these in the past year? If not, why not? If you don't see yourself wearing them anymore, donate them and make room for new shoes.
I organize my shoes by type: wedges, flats, heels, boots.
Here are some progress photos.
Can you believe this is how much clothes I took out!!??
Its crazy! At least my daughter had a blast playing dress up while I organized my closet.
I feel bad throwing all these good clothes away, just because they don't fit me. I figured I could sell them. But I HATE ebay, And I don't like doing garage sales.
So I found Thread flip.
Here is my account:
Take a look, if you see anything you like, I can do a bundle deal for more then 2 items.
Don't be shy, give me a offer and If I accept, I will send you a paypal invoice, once you pay I will ship the package out.
Thread flip charge $7 for shipping per item. Its crazy!
I hope this inspires you to clean out your closet and get ready for the warmer months.
I hope you all have a wonderful day.