August 7, 2012

Time to let go...


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?


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


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 :)


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! 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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