Sometimes letting go of clothing items is challenging, mainly because others tell themselves they’re going to wear the clothes again someday. Keeping some apparel is fine, but if something’s worn out or doesn’t fit your style anymore, it’s time to purge your closet. Here are the items you should remove from your wardrobe.
Any Damaged Clothes
Do you have a pile of broken pieces as well? Don’t worry; it’s more common than you think, and it’s a little more challenging to get rid of than other clothing pieces.
Understandably, you want to go to every craft store in the area to find a buckle or new zipper to fix your favorite pair of jeans or belts. It’s not worth the cost of the jeans have been sitting for more than a year, waiting to get that new zipper you swore you’d buy later to fix them and wear again.
Now, it’s time to part with those long, forgotten broken items. While throwing out damaged clothes, try replacing them with higher quality brands that don’t break and ensure they’re a good fit before buying.
All Free Items
Everyone loves free stuff—from shirts to tote bags and sandals, too. These items tend to pile up without us even noticing there’s a larger pile of shirts than usual.
If you don’t use most of your free items, consider separating them into piles for donating, selling, and reusing for a new purpose.
No matter who you are, there’s at least one pair of shoes that goes with every outfit but that makes walking unbearable. Even if you spent a lot on them or tried every hack to get them to fit better, it’s not worth the trouble.
If it’s only been a few weeks, consider returning them, but if it’s been longer, donate them to charity; it’s the best way to give new life to the shoes, and your feet receive relief from wearing shoes that cause swelling and blisters.
Clothes You Wore Once
There are some items no one can part with, like a wedding dress or something you wore to an awards banquet. Whatever the occasion, if you don’t plan on wearing the clothes ever again, it’s time to part with your outfit.
There are ways to dress some clothes down, giving you a reason to re-wear the garment again; however, if you have don’t wear it again, resell the outfits.
Clothes you only wore once are among the perfect items to remove from your closet, as others can reuse them since you no longer have a reason to wear them again.
It’s important to remove items from your closet you’ll never wear again. While condensing, you have more room to update your wardrobe as you go or make more room for storing those free tote bags for shopping trips. Make life balanced again by purging your closet and removing these unwanted items.
Dianne Pajo is a writer based out of the Chicagoland area with a passion for music, combat sports, and animals. She enjoys competing in amateur boxing and kickboxing, but in her other leisure time, you can find her performing music around the city. She is also a dog mom of 2.