It’s smart to get rid of clothing, shoes, accessories, and items you no longer need, and it can free up a lot of closet space. Here’s how to purge your closets the right way:
Only keep what you wear — If you have clothing items that you haven’t worn in months, it’s probably a good idea to get rid of those items. They’re just taking up space in your closet, and giving them away could benefit someone else.
Keep what looks good — How did that item of clothing make you feel? Did you feel attractive when wearing it? If not, get rid of it. Did people compliment you on your appearance when you wore it? If not, get rid of it. Only keep the clothes that look good–everything else can be eliminated!
Mix and match — Are there clothing items that only match with one or two other items in your wardrobe? If so, you may want to consider getting rid of them. The more versatile your clothing, the easier it will be to create multiple outfits with the same clothes. If it can’t pair with more than one item, get rid of it.
Consider the style — Clothes go out of style surprisingly quickly, and the last thing you want is to have a closet stuffed with old, passé clothing items. If the clothing is old, dull, faded, or not a style that looks good or is no longer popular, ditch it.
Keep few sentimental items — It’s okay to keep a special T-shirt, the occasional pair of pants, or some other item that carries sentimental value. But if you have a closet filled with these items–most of which you never wear–the result is going to be a cluttered closet. Time to get rid of a few!