Questions To Ask Yourself When You Are Cleaning Out Your Closet

It is hard to decide what to keep and what to toss when you are cleaning out your closet.  A closet full of clothing, shoes and accessories are staring back at you and the task can feel overwhelming.  Asking yourself these four questions can help you make the decision on what stays and what goes.  Take the time to go about cleaning out your closet carefully, measuring each item up against this checklist of questions.

Do you love it?  If you do, you should keep it.  Rarely do most of us find something that we truly love so when you do, it needs to be a keeper until it isn’t working for you anymore.

Does it flatter you?  We all have certain colors that look good on us.  Some of us, myself included, are guilty of buying clothing items in colors that don’t look the best on us simply because we got them at a good price.  Usually, we end up not wearing them when that is the case.  If it doesn’t flatter you by the color or the cut of the clothing item, let it go.  It is taking up valuable closet space that could be holding something that does flatter you.  That is the purpose of cleaning out your closet, freeing up space for new items that do work for you.

Does it fit?  If it doesn’t fit, it doesn’t need to be in your closet.  If you are afraid to let go of it in case you may wear that size again, that is fine but find a different storage space for it.  Your closet needs to be for only those items that you wear regularly.

When was the last time you wore it?  If you have not worn the clothing item, it probably failed at least one of the earlier questions you are testing your clothing against and should already be in your toss pile.  If you have not worn a clothing item for at least a year, let it go.

These four questions should make cleaning out your closet much easier for you to complete.

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