There are serious reasons as well as light ones why people change their wardrobes. It may be that your closet is brimming full with clothes you have no intention of wearing all year or just because you want entirely new outfits. Whatever reasons they are, there are some few undeniable reasons why you will want to say goodbye to the old clothes that litter your closet.
With the coming of the rains and summer in some climes of the world, it may actually be time to change some things you hold dear in your life. These things may range from eating habits to fitness habits and an overhaul of your daily routine. You may however want to start by changing your wardrobe which seems to be more of a problem for women than it is for men.
Getting rid of old clothes is not an easy task for a lot of people as it is easy for you to remind yourself that you may need to make use of one of your old outfits but chances are you may never get to wear them again as you are bound to get more beautiful clothes. Here are seven signs you need to declutter your closet today.
Your old clothes no longer fit you
If some of the clothes and dresses in your wardrobe no longer fit you, it might be time to let them go. If you know you have no need for them, what then are you waiting for? Everyone has some bit of change in physical appearance from year to year. Your pieces of clothing don’t fit you, it’s high time to say goodbye to them. A high percentage of women put on weight while a small amount of both male and female drop weight. It’s not much of a good idea to keep your favorite old clothes as chances are you won’t wear them again.
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You can’t wear your old clothes
No matter the kind of effort you put in, there’s little you can do to keep your favorite clothes looking fresh and new all the time. Truly, the clothes give you a perfect fit and gives you that incredible burst of confidence anytime you put them on but whether you admit it or not, they are old. Everyone has that shirt, dress or outfit that they can’t throw or give away. If you however see any sign of wear or tear on your favorite cloth, it might be time to get some new ones.
You have too many clothes
You don’t really need those 20 shirts, 12 pairs of jeans, 7 skirts or 9 blouses. Being the worthy owner of beautiful and expensive pieces of clothing comes with a lot of benefits and also some disadvantages. It is a waste of space and money which could have been used for much better things and the fact that the clothes lying fallow in your wardrobe can be worn with pride and pleasure by some other people who need them makes it pertinent for you to let some of them go. Give out some of those clothes today to help those that earnestly need them.
You stop pursuing your hobby
The moment you stop pursuing some hobbies that require special clothing, then a change in your closet might be required. For instance, if you stop working out at the gym or you stop going to swim regularly, chances are you don’t need a sports wear or swim wear. Even if you still want to swim or work out in future, you are more likely to purchase a new wear. If you are also undergoing some form of job change, you may also consider buying new pieces of clothing as well.
Your old clothes don’t suit your current lifestyle
As time passes by, we undergo a change in lifestyle and as such you may not enjoy wearing some clothing suited for your previous lifestyle. As such, you no longer need those clothes which do not suit your current lifestyle. You may have to consider throwing them away or giving them out. If a friend or acquaintance likes some of the old clothes, by all means indulge them. What’s old to you may be new to them and oftentimes parents or family may not be able to afford the expensive clothes you wear. Why not help them? ,just make sure the clothes don’t look too old.
Your clothes have permanent damages
If those favorite clothes of yours have tears that cannot be repaired, some very serious stains or permanent damage, it’s important to let them go. There’s really no reason keeping such clothes in your wardrobe. If you can’t get rid of the damages done to the clothes, then you can by all means get rid of the clothes. Your wardrobe will thank you!
They are not trendy
Even though we are not promoting breaking the bank to keep up with trendy fashion, you definitely must have a couple of trendy outfits. It is hard work trying to match old outfits together. It is better to instead match your old clothes which are still in good condition with more recent trendy purchases.
There is no set time to clean out your home or closet. You can always give out things you no longer need to charity or better still make some funds from them by selling them or doing a cloth swap. The best way however is giving them out to the less privileged. How do you get rid of your favorite old dresses and clothes?