Excuses You Have for Keeping Clothes You Don’t Wear
It’s a trap we all fall into at some point. We look in our closets and know there’s too much stuff, but we can’t seem to let go of anything. We come up with repeated excuses to justify why we won’t get rid of things we haven’t worn in months—or even years. These are the excuses you have for keeping clothes you don’t wear and how you can help yourself move past them.
“I Might Wear Them Again Someday.”
Whether it’s a coat you no longer need or shoes that should’ve been donated, this is one of the most common excuses for not getting rid of clothes you haven’t worn in a while. It’s possible that you will wear them again someday, but on the other hand you need to be realistic. If you haven’t worn something in over six months, the chances of you wearing it again are slim to none.
“It Might Come Back in Style.”
This is another one of those “uncertain future” excuses for keeping clothes you don’t wear. The possibility exists that something you’ve only worn once will come back into style—but if you only wear it that infrequently, does it really need to be clogging up your closet? Trends change faster than one can keep up with usually. You’re not doing yourself any favors by hoping a trend will come back around.
“I Can’t Fit Into It, but I Might One Day.”
If you’re holding onto something in hoping it’ll motivate you to lose some extra pounds, you’re actually doing yourself a disservice. The only thing that item is going to do is make you feel bad every time you see it. If you really do lose some weight or get more toned, reward yourself with something new. Don’t go back to something that’s probably out of fashion to celebrate your new body.
“I’m Going To Buy Something That Goes With It.”
If an item is only good enough to wear when paired with something else, they should have been bought together in the first place. You need to make the decision: whether go out and buy the complimentary piece or get rid of the original one. Either way, you’ll feel more satisfied with your wardrobe once you’ve actually done something about it.
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