Making more room for what you need & want right now
I know, you work hard for your money, and you, like Carrie Bradshaw, like your money right where you can see it, hanging in your closet. But, like with anything else, we have to know when to let go. Your closet is the size that it is, and unless you are super wealthy and are able to design your very own in-home boutique, you are stuck with the reality that you have to edit your closet now and again to make space for the new pieces that you crave. There are some key things I think about every time I go in my closet to pair down, and it’s the following:
1. If you haven’t worn it the last few times you’ve put it on to consider wearing it, then its time to go.
2. Keeping something just because you know it’s going to come back into style is a bad idea. By the time it rolls back around, there is going to be a newer, better version that you want to sport and now your oldie but goodie (but not good enough to wear all the time) has been collecting dust and taking up space.
3. Even if it cost a lot when you bought it, and after months of great use out of it, if it has a small stain or tear and you haven’t taken it in to get cleaned/repaired in months, you’re not going to.
4. Seasonal clothes are a little different, just because you only wear them in their respective seasons doesn’t mean they need to go right away. If you have passed its season more than once and haven’t worn it, then now its time to let go. Winter wear takes up extra space in your closet so really be sure you have what you want to wear and rid yourself of those purchases you were so eager to make back when you made them, knowing its just not for you anymore, makes it easier to donate or you can try and sell it at one of these online shops if it’s not too old.
5. If it doesn’t fit your body correctly, then there’s no need to keep it around. It may have been the perfect top, pants, or dress a year or two ago but not anymore, so say sayonara!
With more space in your closet you will be able to see what you have. It can be fun to shop your own closet, and right after a large purge you’re bound to find things you forgot you had.
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Here are some of the items I’m trying making room for: