So I will be the first to admit, I have too much clothes, and of that I use maybe 20% of it. The other 80% are items that either don’t fit me, I don’t like anymore, or are no longer in a wearable condition. So I decided that it was time to say goodbye to a lot of my clothes, whether that be introducing them to the trash or finding them a new home.
I started back in March by going through my closet and getting rid of clothes that I know I haven’t worn in years and I know I won’t wear ever again. I filled up 2 trash bags of clothes that I plan on taking to a donation center, a duffle bag that my little sister went through when she was here, and another trash bag of just clothes that needed to be trashed. I kept a lot of that don’t fit now nor have not fit in a while only because they are clothes that I really truly love. I considered giving them away but I decided that instead of doing that I will store them until after baby, and give myself a deadline for when they have to either stay or go.
I considered following the KonMari method and pulling everything out and then going through it but I found that to be overwhelming, mainly because I already know I have a lot of clothes and I don’t need them all on the bed to know that. And second, if I took it all out, I would never put any of it away! It was just easier for me to do it straight from the closet or area they were in and cleanse in sections. I started with my closet, then all my clothes in drawers, moved to the coat closet, and lastly my clothes that are in storage tubs.
I went through all my shoes but I have such an attachment to each one that I couldn’t get rid of alot of them! I trashed shoes that were very worn, or were falling apart, I still ended up with a lot of shoes but I did figure out how to store them so they wouldn’t take up so much space.
This was a 3 day project in total, going through clothes, shoes, purses, and all the other things in there. But in the end, I feel good about the end result. I got rid of alot and I only kept things that I love to wear currently or I hope to get to wear again. It’s nice to not have so much in my closet, and to be able to see everything that is in there. And honestly, in Las Vegas there is a large homeless population and a lot of non-profits and other organizations to choose from to help them, so it is better to give them to people that really need it than to let it hang in the closet!
I know there is a lot of choices of where to give clothes, some people like and others people don’t. Do you have any recommendations of where you like to take your stuff? Happy cleaning, and remember, you really don’t need all that clothes!