Let’s admit it, you have corners of your closet that you haven’t peeked at for years (and I’m not speaking metaphorically). Everyone is at least a little bit of a clotheshorse. It’s not the least bit pretty – especially if you end up wearing one of those little gems that’s stained or horribly out-dated.
So let’s start with the easy stuff. Sort through all of your clothes and anything that’s stained, ripped or otherwise unsuitable for viewing (I’m talking to you “period panties”) needs to be tossed out immediately. Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200. Throw these items directly in the trash because if you haven’t fixed them by now, you’re never going to. Just let them go.
This part is a little bit harder – donate anything that is out-of-date or inappropriate for your current lifestyle. Those jeans from high school gotta go. Same for the sundress you bought for your vacation to the Greek Isles a decade ago. The clothes from your ‘ska-punk’ period – donate them to a good cause. I know you’re emotionally attached to them but take a picture and move on with your life.
Gather up what’s left and place them on hangers, turned backward in your closet – when you use it, you can hang it properly. At the end of a year, anything you haven’t worn (unless it’s for very very special occasions), get rid of.
You’ll probably need a few things for your wardrobe now so happy shopping (just do it within reason).
p.s. I recommend purchasing a few nice, classic pieces but I’ll be getting into that on a later blog.