Hey guys! I know I’ve mentioned about 1000th times in my french wardrobe challenge and wardrobe tracking posts that I’m cleaning my closet, well this is an ongoing project and I wanted to share a few tips with you.
First, start small, going through all your closet in one setting will get overwhelming in no time. Divide your closet by type of clothing: dresses, shirts & blouses, casual tops, t-shirts, skirts, Jeans, Pants, Outerwear, Shorts, Shoes, Handbags, Cardigans & Sweaters etc… If you store your clothes in different places then maybe you might want to go by that.
Go through each category and ask yourself the following questions:
1) when was the last time I wore this?
2) do I feel confident wearing it?
3) is it in good conditions?
4) does it fit?
5) if I was shopping right now would I buy this again?
6) how many times have I worn this since I got it?
1- If you haven’t worn an item in over a year chances are you are not that into it, unless it’s a particular item like a special occasion dress, shoes or any seasonal clothing.
2- You should love and feel great in anything that you own, if you feel meh about it I say let it go.
3- If it has holes or look worn-out, do I even need to tell you this? You know the drill, TOSS. IT.
4- Ok ladies it’s ok to keep a few stuff for the random few pounds that we put on or lose. But that bag of clothes from high school, really? Do you really want to wear the pieces you wore in HS again? I think NOT. Just let them go, if you ever go back to that size go on a little shopping celebration.
5- This is a no brainer, those hot pink skinny jeans you got when colored jeans were hot, yea let them go. If it’s not something you wouldn’t consider buying right now most likely you won’t wear them anyways.
6- We cannot wear all our clothes at the same rate but we always have go-to pieces that we love, if you have six pairs of jeans and always found yourself wearing the same 2 I say get rid of the other 4 and invest in new ones similar to the 2 you love in different washes.
Everything that is a no in #3, just throw them out. I personally like to donate some ofmy clothes and send some to my country as I know there’s people in need that would make great use of them.
Now if you want to make some extra money to finance new purchases, it’s easy breezy just put them on eBay. I’ve been really happy with my experience with eBay. If you would like a similar post on how to sale on eBay, let me know in the comments and I will write down my process for you guys.
Thank you for reading and good luck on cleaning your closet. Of course if you have any questions, feel free to ask.