5 Clothing Pieces You Should Ditch Now
Do you ever find yourself staring at your closet and thinking how did you accumulated such amount of clothes, yet it still feels like you have nothing to wear? It’s probably because you’ve got so much stuff that you can no longer wear—perhaps, because they are damaged or you just don’t like the style. To free up some space, toss away these items and march to the nearest mall, stat!
- Multiples of the Same Clothing
Plain shirts and underwear are understandable, but if you have four of the same floral dresses, that’s something you have to seriously think about. Lay down all the clothes you have in multiples and then pick one or two you will keep.
- The “Not You” Clothing
These are clothes that you have not yet worn or once wore because it no longer fits or you just wish to wear at least once in your life. The fact that it has been sitting in your closet for years means that you can no longer wear it; therefore, it’s just a waste of space to hang it back in your closet.
- Damaged Clothing
Anything that’s stained, torn or waiting to be fixed should be thrown away. However, take note of the issues of these pieces. Are they usually stained with food? Ripped sweaters? Scratched bags and shoes? Find out the problem and know your limitation before purchasing new items. Some materials are not for everyone, so choose your items wisely.
- “Overly” Comfortable Clothing
These are the kind of clothes you wouldn’t be caught wearing outside the house—ripped shirts, worn out sweaters, saggy yoga pants. Although no one will likely see you in these clothes, you surely have better clothes to wear when you feel like you just want to lounge at home. A cute set of pajamas or a loungewear is equally comfy without looking like a hot mess.
- Ghosts of Bad Clothing
If you’re still keeping that shiny, frilly dress you once loved and wore during your prom, now is the time to let it go. Not only will you free up some space, you will also save yourself from cringing every time you see that shameful fashion skeleton inside your closet.
Now that you have thrown away the bad items, the good should be able to show up. What are the common features that these items have? Is there any particular material, colour or style in most of them? What it is about these items that you love? Keep in mind the answer to these questions to avoid over-stuffing your closet again.