Thinning Out My Wardrobe

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If you’ve been keeping up this year, you know that one of my New Year’s resolutions was to purge my wardrobe of items I just don’t wear. At the beginning of the year I turned all my hangers backwards and as I wore certain pieces, I put them back hanging the right way. I’m very proud to say that I’ve kept this up ALL YEAR LONG. So proud! With an impending move date, I wanted to start purging the clothes from the warmer months since they’ve had their season. I’m not completely purging my winter wardrobe since real cold weather hasn’t hit us yet; but, I wanted to share the experience as I go through my warmer clothes.

I did not expect this much to come out of my wardrobe! It just goes to show how much rationalizing you do in your head when you look at your closet.

“I’ll wear this!”

“I just didn’t know I still had this, I’ll definitely break this out this year!”

“I paid too much to not wear this. I’ll make myself wear this!”

I’m guilty of saying all of these phrases. I’m forcing my hanger method to be the deciding factor in whether a piece stays or goes. I highly recommend everyone looking to purge their wardrobe of non-essentials to try this hanger method out. It was so useful for me to see what I actually touch and what I should just forget about (however bittersweet that may be). You don’t have to wait for the New Year to roll around to give it a go. Just put a reminder on your calendar for a year from now to look back at your wardrobe.

Now, it’s time to march all these clothes down to my nearest donation center. I love donating all the items I don’t want/need/use. I don’t need it so why let it go to waste? Be sure to consider donating any of your items you remove from your wardrobe. There are plenty of people who will definitely appreciate it!

Leave me a comment below and let me know if you’ve tried this method or if you plan on doing it in the future!

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Sorting Through My Wardrobe

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With the New Year, I wanted to do a little something different in order to sort through my wardrobe. I’ve been blessed with many more clothes than I need or even wear. Normally every year or two I go through my wardrobe and donate a box or two of clothes I don’t need. I donated a pretty substantial amount last month and wanted to try out a new method of sorting through my wardrobe this year. I got this idea off of Pinterest, where all good ideas come from, and wanted to give it a go! I turned all of my hooks around at the first of the year so they’re all facing backwards. Every time I wear something I’ll take it out and put it back on the hanger the correct way. This will help me see at the end of the year what I’m actually wearing and what I haven’t touched. I love this idea! Along with showing me what I don’t wear, I’m thinking that it will motivate me to wear things I haven’t touched. My closet is so packed that a lot of the time I can’t see the entirety of my closet. The hangers will help draw attention to the items I don’t normally gravitate towards.

I’ll keep you guys updated throughout the year and, of course, the end of the year when I make my donation. I’m super pumped to rediscover all the clothes in my own closet! It’s a fun game for me and will eventually do good for those who need these items more than me.

Where is your go-to donation center? I normally gravitate towards Goodwill but I’m thinking about looking into a youth or women’s shelter this year. Let me know down below where you like to donate!

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