This past week, the hubs and I did something that was loooong overdue. We went through our closets, which were all bursting at the seams, and came up with a sizable donation so close to the holidays. With switching to winter decor, I almost feel like it's spring cleaning time again. I was really pleasantly surprised by the quality of the items I am donating and hope that someone in need will get a lot of wear out of my stuff!
Do you think you have stuff in your closet you are ready to part with? It can be a hard task. That is if you don't have the right set of guidelines to follow ;)
Does it fit? If you're a bargain hunter like me you probably have quite a few items that do not fit anything like they once did after a few rounds through the washer. You may wish it still fit the way you wanted, but it doesn't. There is no going back.
Is it age appropriate? I have quite a few items that would be super cute if I were still 22, but I'm afraid I may get some strange looks from my friends if I showed up somewhere in them today. Somebody else could totally rock it though.
Have you worn it in the past year? If not, you probably won't wear it this year either. Just sayin'.
Can you think of a place you might wear it this year? Sure, it's super cute, sexy even. But do you have an actual venue in mind where you could wear such a thing? If not, pass it on. Surely there is someone out there who can make use of such an awesome outfit!
Is it worn out? These are the toughest ones to part with. The clothing items that have gotten their money's worth, that have been with us through thick and thin, that never fail to make us feel beautiful. But even these, after enough time, have to be replaced. Be honest and toss it if it's time.
If your answer is no to any of these questions, I suggest parting ways knowing you can donate to someone who will truly appreciate and use the things that are just sitting in your closet wastefully. 'Tis the season of giving. May as well clean simultaneously!