One thing that I am sure we have way to much of is…..CLOTHES!! So today, I put the first Decluttering 52 Things Challenge task to you:
Let’s make a start on determining which clothes you no longer wear, I would like you to either:
- Turn all your coathangers and clothing the opposite way you usuallly hang them, or;
- If your a nut like me and can’t stand coathangers the wrong way around, move your clothes over slightly, seperating with a divider or hang in a different section of your closet.
My closet, I have moved all my clothes over and everything I wear in the next 6 months will be placed back to where they all belong, in space on the left of the pic.
update 28th May 2012: Ok, I gave in and I have turned all my winter clothes so at the end of winter I can purge all clothes I have not worn.
When you have worn an item place it back in your closet in the original space with the coathanger the correct way around. After 6 months all the coathangers the wrong way around are an indication that you haven’t worn this item. If this is so, i’d like you to take the brave step to remove this item from your closet and donate to a friend or charity. But i’ll remind you when the time comes.
Worn and ripped clothing
While you are moving your coathangers the wrong way around, take time to look at your clothes and purge all the clothes that have holes, ripped, frankly anything that you are embarrased to be seen in. There is no need to hold onto these items.
Clothes too big
Good on you, you have done so well to loose weight and but why are you holding onto clothing you no longer fit into. Throw them away, think positive, know you aren’t going to be needing those clothes, offer them to a friend or give to charity. It will be a freeing experience, then you should celebrate afterwards!!!
Clothes too small
Yes we all hope don’t we, maybe I will fit into that again one day. Maybe you will, maybe you won’t, but let’s think positive, it’s great to keep onto them to save you money, but have you really had a good look through your pile. Are you still holding onto clothes you wore a decade ago, has fashion changed, have you changed, are you reallly going to wear that mini skirt again? I’m not too concerned that you are keeping clothes too small if you really are trying to diet, but please take the time to look through and access if you really will wear them again.