As the year clamps down, it may just be the right time to get rid of some items in your wardrobe to free up space and make room for the newness that comes in with a new year.
Sometimes, we tend to hold up to old clothes and other wardrobe essentials longer than necessary because we can’t stand the idea of letting go of something we might one day be able to use and because we feel connected to old clothing for sentimental and nostalgia reasons which builds up to become a tower of terror in our wardrobe.
Hey, you need to declutter your wardrobe, and there’s no better time to do so than now. Clean out your wardrobe and feel the deadweight of unnecessary items float away as the year fades away. There is no better feeling than letting go of the things that no longer serve us and making space for new ones.
It’s hard to do, right! But, the feeling that comes afterwards is priceless. So, it’s time to let go of the fantasy that you will one day put on those clothes that you haven’t worn in the past few years. The fact that you haven’t worn them for that long may just be a good sign that you may never wear them again, so bid them adieu.
It can really be a daunting task to declutter your wardrobe when you don’t know the items to get rid of. Hence, we have compiled a list of 10 items in your wardrobe that you need to get rid of now and make room for fresh new pieces to liven up your wardrobe and spirits!
Anything you haven’t worn in the past year
If it is not a specialty item and you haven’t worn it in the past few years, it might just be the right decision to get rid of it from your wardrobe, because there’s a strong chance that you’ll never wear it again. Consider tossing or donating anything you haven’t worn in the past year—you will be glad you did.
Shoes that hurt
Save yourself the pains, blood and blisters that you end up getting when you wear shoes that hurt by getting rid of them and start living a happier life.
Yes! At some point in time, we all have bought some items that later turned out to be a wrong purchase but we chose to keep them simply because they were very expensive. It can be very hurtful to continue to keep them. The truth is that if you haven’t been able to force yourself to wear them by now, you are just not going to. Just forgive yourself and move on. You may choose to donate them or resell them.
Books, electronics, magazines, etc.
Your wardrobe is strictly meant for clothes and other fashion items, not for books, electronics and other stationeries. Your books should be on a shelf where they can be easily accessed. Your closet will feel more organized and serene when it’s totally dedicated to your wardrobe, and you’ll probably enjoy your books and magazines more when they’re in a more accessible place in your home.
You might have probably forgotten to return that designer dress you borrowed from your friend for a party. Thank God you have remembered, be courteous enough to return it now, you may need to borrow another thing from that friend again later in the future.
Free Customized T-Shirts
Customized T-shirts are a common freebie given out at special events at the workplace, schools and other places, which makes many people have a huge stack of them! Although they can be great wear for chores within the house, you don’t need to keep every single one! Keep the best ones and donate the rest if they are getting too many and eating up your space.
It’s not a bad idea to have a particular style or color of clothes that becomes your signature and define your personal brand, but it can result in a wardrobe full of identical clothes which are called clothing clones. Its one thing to have multiple pairs of the same color and style of underwear, but having multiple designer wears is quite unnecessary! So, why not take out some identical clothes in your wardrobe to free up space.
Up for Fix Items
Every now and then, our clothes tend to need some fixing as a result of one damage or the other. Many of us have good intentions to truly get them fixed, but other priorities make us forget them in the wardrobe which makes them end up taking up space in our closets. Why not do your wardrobe a favor by getting them fixed or let them out to free up space.
Season’s Greetings 🎄
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