Clear Your Closet, Find Your Style with Trish Suhr
1. You don’t need endless options in a closet. You need the right options. Your closet should reflect who you are, not who you used to be.
2. Tackling a closet can be a big job. It’s easiest to tackle one section of a closet, like shirts, at a time. This way you avoid emptying your whole closet onto your bed and suddenly it’s midnight, you’re exhausted, and only halfway done clearing out your closet.
3. When cleaning out your closet make three piles: keep, sell, and donate. Dress for Success & Soles 4 Souls are great charities to donate items to. It’s hard to get rid of clothes that you spent a lot of money on, especially if you didn’t wear them much. Think of it this way, if you keep an item you’re paying again by wearing something that doesn’t really flatter you, or truly reflect your style. Keeping items you don’t wear also takes up valuable space.
4. You can sell clothing in good shape on EBay, in a consignment shop, or give it to a friend.
5. In order to keep an article of clothing it must past this test:
• Am I comfortable in it?
• Does it fit me right this minute? (not when I lose 10 lbs.)
• Do the cut, fabric and color of the garment flatter me?
• Does it go with other things in my wardrobe?
• Can any damage (holes or stains) be fixed?
• Can I think of more than one place to wear it?
• Have I worn it in the past year? (A great way to know how often you’ve worn something is to turn the hanger around after you wear it. After a month see which items you really wear a lot!)
6. Remember these are clothes, not memories! If you love a piece of clothing so much take a picture of it. You get to keep memories even after clothing is gone. Of course, a few exceptions like a wedding dress or letterman’s jacket are OK to keep but these rules should apply to everything else!
Get more great tips from Trish at her website, http://trishsuhr.com/
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