When I get into a decluttering mood, my favorite mantra is "To the curb!" If
I haven't used it in the past year, I either donate it, sell it, or pitch it.
The same holds true for your closets and wardrobe.
If you have a closet full of clothes (or in my case 2 closets)! But just
can't find the time to sort through every piece, or when you do, you can't
bring yourself to get rid of it (Because after all, you may need it someday!),
here's an easy way to figure out what you wear and what you don't.
Turn all of your hangers so the hooks are on the bar BACKWARDS. Then, as you wear your clothes, when you return them to the closet, place the hanger back the correct way. After 3 months, 6 months, or even a year-whatever hangers are still backward.... TO THE CURB!!! If you rotate your clothes seasonally as I do, when you put your fall/winter wardrobe into your main closet, turn the hangers at that time. Then in March/April when you return your spring/summer clothes to your closet, you only keep the items of winter
clothing whose hangers are facing the CORRECT way on the bar. If they are
still backward, then you went through an entire winter NOT WEARING that
item!! To the curb!!
If they are in good condition consider bringing them to a consignment shop so you can recoup some of your investment. I do that and it makes it easier for me to part with it knowing I'll get some of my money back. If money isn't an issue, donate your business clothes in particular to your local women's
shelter where they can help someone get a good start in the working world.
Repeat after me, "To the curb!" Now, go turn your hangers around.