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De-cluttering clothes

Monday, March 26, 2012

Yesterday I was trying on pants & jeans. I have a hard time getting rid of clothes.

So far I got rid of one pair of jeans. The reason is a bad torn in the butt thigh area. I had torn them last October when I was doing yard work at the cottage. I keep old clothes for when we go to the farm & when I am doing yard work.

I create a maybe tub of clothes. In this tub are jeans that are too big & jeans that are tight. If I could lose 6 more pounds those tight jeans will fit me again.

I am reading this book on Life Management & this is what they said about clothes.

This is how you need to think about your clothes to de-cluttering. We only wear about 20% of the clothes in our closet. You should put your clothes in categories:

1. I love this item & really need it--- keep it.

2. I don’t love it & really don’t need this item any more --- throw it away.

3. I’m not sure how I feel about this item & I’m not sure that I really need it --- add to maybe pile.

4. I definitely don’t love this item but I do need it --- upgrade with a new replacement that you love.

So now I will make another trip to the tub & decide again.

Have a good day!
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  • SHERRY257
    I have no clothes in my closet that don't fit! It wasn't easy to let go of some of the clothes I loved wearing or that my mom had bought for me, but it is really nice to think of the people that can wear them. I took them all to Salvation Army and my church rescue mission. Now, I can not gain weight because I only have clothes that fit! So, let the big ones go and store the tight ones until you reach your final goal! It is very freeing and makes life so much easier! emoticon
    2525 days ago
    emoticon I am taking Baby Steps in "De-Cluttering" my House and Closet. So far it kind of feels like trying to dig a hole in the Ocean!!

    2552 days ago
    I'm definately guilty of saving old clothes that don't fit. They are some of my favorites and If I'd only lose 10 lbs they would fit again. I'm not ready to part with them yet. Good luck sorting through your clothes.
    2553 days ago
    Think I am going to go through my closet and purge. I have kept clothes for years that I want to wear but maybe when I am "that" size, maybe the clothes aren't in style anymore. It's just so hard to let go of some things.
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    2553 days ago
    Oh I need to do this. Great job for doing some spring cleaning!
    2554 days ago
    We have a Visiting Nurses thrift store just down the street and I take old clothes and things to them to sell. In our library downstairs there is a 'free table' and a clothes rack so anyone can take whatever is there that they need so sometimes I take things down there. I have found a few nice casual tops that fit me.

    One rule (guideline) is when you get something new you need to get rid of the old. But then many of us tend to hold on to our old stuff 'just in case'.

    Good luck sorting/tossing.
    2554 days ago
    Last month I did a major clothing purge. It was hard! I had things that fit but I didn't like, things that were too big, things that were too small that I "might" get back into. My husband said "even if you get back into those things, they are out of style and you deserve new things". That was so nice, wasn't it? After I finally threw away and gave away (to Purple Heart), I felt so good! Everthing fits into my closet and dresser now, with room left! Yeah! I even have Purple Heart coming again at the end of this week. Did you know you can schedule a pickup with them online?
    So, go for it! I think you will feel lighter just getting the burden of the clutter out of the way.
    2554 days ago
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