Okay, time to delve into that most personal and beloved of cupboards, the clothes cupboard. Just the blouses and t-shirts for now.
Ask yourself :
1. Does this still fit me?? (Have I been hoping for the last 5 years that I’ll fit back into it, and still haven’t?)
2. Was this in fashion in the Dark Ages? (or are you waiting for it to come back into fashion, perhaps?!)
3. Did my Aunty May/Grannie Dottie/Mother-in-law give this to me, and I don’t like it but just feel too bad to get rid of it?
4. Do I even like this?
5. Do I feel good in it?
6. Have I worn it in the last 2 years (most personal organisers say 1 year, but I’m being really lenient)
If your answers were NO, YES, YES, NO and NO in that order (see if you can work that one out…), then heck, it’s time to get rid of some stuff.
THROW AWAY/GIVE AWAY OR SELL :
a) What no longer fits you
b) What’s so old it’s now threadbare or has holes in it
c) What someone gave you, but you never really liked
d) Anything that you actually don’t feel good in, when wearing it
e) Anything you haven’t worn in 2 years or more
Then, any items you discover that need repair (missing buttons, hems need re-doing), put together in one place. I leave them in my hanging wardrobe, but right on the end. Then once you’ve finished your declutter, you can have a day when you sort out all repairs together.