August 7, 2012

Time to let go...

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Working on the closet this weekend of course lead to a mini closet clean out. In total, I came up with about 2 garbage bags worth - ie, nowhere near what happened when I did the massive closet clean out. It got me thinking though - when do you get rid of something? When there's not room for it? When a certain amount of time has passed and you haven't worn it? Space used to always be my motivation, but that's not an issue anymore. Putting a time limit seems arbitrary because what about things like really dressy pieces? I rarely have a reason to wear them, but that doesn't mean those shoes, dresses, etc. should be given away.

So, how do you handle it? When is it time for something to go?

9 comments:

Mimi said...

it is so so so hard for me to let go of things, especially clothes, haha. ;) normally it takes me about 3 closet cleanings before i throw out a certain item. when i notice i almost threw something away a few times before, on the third time, it's bye-bye. ;)

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Closet Fashionista said...

I agree, it's so hard to decide when and what to get rid of...I just do it whenever I feel like it, ha ha...I don't have a good system
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THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

It's so so hard for me to get rid of things. My closet is a nightmare. I have clothes in bags in storage that I'm supposed to get rid of but I never ever bring them anywhere.

Congrats, you did such a fabulous job. I was drooling over your photos on Instagram. I wish! :) xoxo

Couture Carrie said...

I pretty much keep everything... But if I have to part with an item (usually because it's too small), I usually put it on ebay :)

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Taj Acosta said...

Loving fashion, I have amassed a huge overflow and I've learned to just keep the stuff I really really love and let someone else enjoy the rest. xx

Kaitlyn said...

You should make a closet on becauseishoptoomuch.com! Make some money for your items...I know I would love to check out your closet.

Jenny @ Spry On The Wall said...

I usually assess things twice a year (when the seasons change - which for us in the South is when it's hot and not-as-hot. Ha!) if I'm on the fence about anything I'll take it out and put it in a bag or box, if I haven't needed/thought about it after a few months then I ditch it. I do have some sentimental things I keep, but they are few and far between.

Lena at A Crimson Kiss said...

For me, it's when it doesn't fit well, or I can't put it next to something and feel like there's a whole look to be worn. But it's hard as hell.

20 York Street said...

I have two full closets and a walk-in but space is usually the reason I would purge my closet.

Or my mother nagging! =)
 
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