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Tuesday, 08 January 2013

One of my goals for the New Year was to go through my wardrobe and weed out what no longer fits or I no longer like.  Happens to all of us!

I am fortunate to have lots of closet space in my home, but the down side of that can be that I fill it.  My wardrobe has become quite extensive as a result.  I had room for everything but I decided it was just too much.

Little did I know, that when I went through my walk-in closet and guest room closet, that I would be eliminating as much as I did.  (I didn't even get to the shoes or my dressers yet!)

I decided to view my wardrobe as if I was shopping.  I would try on clothes and look in the mirror.  I asked myself several questions:  

"Do I still like this item?"

"Do I like the way it looks on me?" And most importantly,

"If I were to try this on in a store, would I buy it?" 

If the answer to any of these questions was "No", it was removed from the wardrobe.

I had suits, pants, tops, dresses, skirts and jackets that I swore still fit me.  However, when I went to try them on, I found out differently.  Some classic suits had been in my wardrobe for years.  I discovered I had tops, pants and skirts that were no longer comfortable.  Admittedly, I have put on some weight so those clothes no longer fit.  It was now time to get rid of them.  Realisticall, I will never be a Size 0 or Size 2 again.   

Using the last question I think is the most important and easiest to detemine whether to keep something in your wardrobe.  This can apply to everything you wear - jewelry, purses, belts, scarves, etc.  I believe it eliminates the "Someday Syndrome" or the "Maybe" syndrome.  It helps you to be more definitive about your decisions. 

So the next time you are going through your closets and your drawers, pretend you are shopping and ask yourself "If I were to try this on in a store, would I buy it?"  If not, either throw it away or, better yet, donate the clothing to your local non-profit such as Goodwill.  Others will appreciate your contribution and it can be a tax deduction.

If you have difficulty weeding through your wardrobe, contact me.  I can help.  Remember, less is more! 

In the meantime, have a great day!  

Posted by: Audrey Cupo AT 11:07 am   |  Permalink   |  3 Comments  |  Email
Comments:
I've always enjoyed this process. Sometimes I find treasures I forgot I had, but more often I discover I never put on the things I kept last time "just in case." And getting rid of old things is a perfect excuse to go shopping!
Posted by Janet Barclay on 02/24/2016 - 03:18 PM
I love going through my closet at the beginning and end of the season. I then make a list of items I need and items that are stained or on their last leg. It works great and I don't over buy. Thanks for sharing.
Posted by Sabrina Quairoli on 03/15/2016 - 09:16 AM
I love your title. Someone mentioned this is the Clearing Clutter Group I facilitate and I think this is so true especially for those of us who like to shop for clothing. When there is a lot of it, it is easy to forget what you have. I really would like to explore the capsule wardrobe idea.
Posted by Kim on 04/10/2016 - 03:24 PM

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