4 Reasons You Have Too Many Clothes (and How to Fix Them)

If your closet is feeling full but you still feel like you have nothing to wear, you just might have too many clothes in the first place to even begin to work with. So, keep on reading for the common reasons you have too many clothes in your closet and how to fix them.

  1. You love to shop and you spent good money on them.

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Shopping on trendy pieces that you can’t always wear are some of the reasons why you have too many clothes, yet you feel you have nothing to wear. Why not do this quarterly? Before donating garments, or having a clothing swap with your friends, think first how those clothes will serve you. The more reason why it does or doesn’t work, the more you’ll understand that you have to either wear it or let it go. Once you know how to complete the outfit you can get your money’s worth out of it.

  1. You’re clinging to the past and being sentimental to giveaways and hand-me-downs.

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Though people feel good about passing things along, the clothes must work for you as comfort and free clothes are not the most important thing to consider. If you have some memorabilia that you wish to keep, better store them in a box rather than hanging them on your closet. Also, search your closet if you still have those clothes from another job where you had to dress more conservatively, or clothes from a past lifestyle that don’t address your present life anymore that you wish to remove from your wardrobe. Assessing whether your wardrobe addresses your current lifestyle needs is very important as hanging onto things you used to wear will only keep you stuck in a style rut.

  1. Your weight fluctuates and thinking you might need it someday.

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Some women tend to buy clothes that don’t fit just because it was a sale item. However, you only need the clothes that fit you now and you can wear on a daily basis. If you can’t give them away, simply place them in another closet until they do fit. If you’ve rarely or never worn it, don’t think that you’ll need it someday to complete an outfit. Remember, there is no room in your closet for things you don’t love.

  1. You can’t let go of your timeless classics.

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Some clothes have a timeless quality, but many fewer than you would think. Though classic dresses, denim skirts, little black dress, and white tees are timeless, some of them become outdated as the years pass. If you really love them and enjoy wearing them, wear them so much that they wear out, so you’ll get your money’s worth before it goes out of style. By heeding these simple fixes, you’ll be able to own practically fewer clothes while looking stylish and functional.

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