5 Wardrobe Pieces to Get Rid of Today to Declutter Your Life
As I write this, I'm sitting on a wooden bench with bright grey skies as my umbrella and the wind wrapped around me like a blanket. Fall has officially arrived in Seattle. Once the season changes, we must put away the old and prepare for a change. This is why I'm decluttering my entire life. It's HARD. But the momentum from creating two large piles of clothes to sell and donate has given me the confidence to tackle my bathroom, kitchen, and the rest of my life. Here are 5 items you can get rid of today:
1. Just-in-case items
This a hoarder's favorite phrase. Why would you purchasing or buy something out of fear? Often times, it's not even necessary because products expire, moths attack your knitwear, or you end up wearing the black one more than the ivory. ONLY purchase what you CURRENTLY need. If you need more then go back and purchase it. Hassel? No...you're simply keeping more money in your wallet.
2. Damaged, torn, or pilling items that you haven't replaced in months
This is a tough one, especially as a thrifter when there might be some wear on my "new" gems. But the purpose of a capsule wardrobe is to have fewer and more high-quality items that make you feel good. Therefore, it's not necessary to hold on to things that are so worn out you'll have to replace them in a month. Inspect your most worn items in your wardrobe. Tailor what needs an upgrade or replace them.
3. "I'll wear this when I'm X size" - SHAME items
This phrase is something I've been guilty of but I've realized that this has a shameful undertone. You don't need to keep things for the future because you dislike where you are at now. That's a very harmful way to motivate yourself and you might have wasted your money. Embrace yourself as you currently are by owning only the things that bring you joy.
4. Clothes with a price tag attached
Do I really need to elaborate on this one? You haven't worn it, therefore, SELL IT or DONATE IT.
5. Impulsive purchases that are only worn a handful of times
We may blame that store for their "unbeatable sale" or the "pushy sales-person" but this simply isn't true. Our insecurity pressures us into impulse buys. You don't have to purchase ANYTHING that you don't want to. So, the moment you feel that rush when you're at the cash register purchasing an item you know deep down that you don't need...return it immediately.