Decluttering clothes

Since I have restarted buying clothes I wanted to make sure I decluttered the clothes I have and go through and get rid of things I don’t use. I love making plans to wear things for certain occasions, but when it comes time I tend to reach for the things that are tried and true.

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I went through all my dresser drawers and hung up stuff in my closet and purged anything I had forgotten about or haven’t used in the past few months or so. It honestly felt so good!

I will say that I feel so much lighter when I do a bit of decluttering-it even clears up my brain a little. I love knowing exactly what I have and that everything I have is something I love and wear.

Did you know decluttering can help boost your mood and even help you with your sleep? I think it’s just clean space=peace of mind. Doing this purge has definitely left me feeling at peace and much more zen.

How do you feel about getting rid of things? Does it give you anxiety or do you get excited? Let me know in the comments below!

Cutting down and Cleaning out

I’ve been avoiding writing this post because writing this post means I will have to stick with it…

Long story short I decided after our move that I will not be buying any more clothes, accessories, or shoes until after July 2020. I kinda avoided telling hubby for a little while too because, again, saying it out loud would make it a concrete thing that I would have to follow through on.

I took the plunge and told him because honestly there’s nothing quite like a move to encourage you to get rid of things and question your decision of buying stuff. We did donate a bunch of clothes before the move and some after, but it really opened my eyes to the amount of things we acquired in just a couple of years.

The things I have now are things I feel like I will wear and use and love, but I really wanted to test that theory out. Do you guys have a ton of things to wear but only rotate through a few things? I know I do, so I wanted to see if I could encourage myself to wear more of things I already own.

At the end of the year the things I haven’t worn are going to be donated. I feel good and strong about this now, but I know it will get tough because I do love clothes and accessories and shoes…

I decided to do this for a few reasons:

  1. Avoid being wasteful-I keep buying new things so I don’t get as much use out of my clothes as I could/should.
  2. Easy to keep organized-I don’t have clothes overflowing out of my dresser/closet. This also allows me to see what items I am missing or what items I may need more of.
  3. Buying clothes/shoes/accessories is more of a want at this point and not a need. I have enough clothes for every occasion and season. I have more than enough jackets for the winter and plenty of dresses and shorts for the summer.
  4. A perk of not buying more stuff is saving some money honeyyy 😉
  5. It will get the creative juices flowing in terms of coming up with outfits and pairing things up that I may not have thought of otherwise.

I have plenty of rational reasons in my head, but I am keeping my fingers crossed that I am able to stick it out and do the darn thing. I will definitely do my best at keeping you guys updated…maybe even like a monthly update?!

Thanks for reading lovely peeps! Let me know if you’ve ever done something like this and how it went? Any tips on how to get through?