The ‘stuff’ purge was a huge success. In the end, I had a carload of stuff for Value Village: 3 garbage bags of clothes/accessories, 2 boxes of household items and 1 bag of toys.
Knowing that my house will be freed of these items certainly has me smiling but I am most proud of my closet purge. I was absolutely ruthless.
I try to go through my clothes about twice a year to get rid of items that are just taking up space. My issue is that I don’t want to take the chance that I won’t need an item in the future. Sure, it hasn’t been worn in over a year and a half but that doesn’t mean I won’t have the opportunity to wear it soon!
This time around I developed some guidelines and did my best to stick to them:
- Has the item been worn in the past 6 months? Past year?
- Does the item still fit in all the necessary places and still feel comfortable?
- Is the item appropriate to be worn out in public during the day (i.e., not too short/tight/revealing)?
- Does the item have multiple forms of wear-age (i.e., across seasons or to work and on the weekends)?
Thanks to my criteria, here is what I ended up purging:
- 8 dresses
- 8 pairs of pants
- 4 skirts
- 1 pair of shorts
- 7 sweaters/cardigans
- 25 tops
On top of that, there were also 2 pairs of boots, 6 pairs of shoes and 2 coats. And yes, I still have plenty of clothes left in my wardrobe. Additionally, now I have quite a bit of room for when the new spring and summer clothes come out 🙂