ThredUP claims, “You don’t wear 25% of the clothes in your closet”. I think my percentage is the other way around, ‘you don’t wear 75% of the clothes in your closet’.
I was thinking about how people take into account the clothes they have in their possession. You have Man vs. Debt’s stuff and Move to Portugal’s Simplifying and Reducing My Clothing. It seems they are quite content with less clothing (n stuff). Could I be?
I mean who needs all this unused stuff? I don’t. It really is a stress burden with the clothing taking up hanger usage and just sittin’ there for what? Let’s observe my closet (yes, this really is my closet).
Right side: Don’t Wear
Skirts, dresses, white summer pants: No
Shirts that have lost their style: No
Summer shirts: No
Purses that have outgrown their purpose: No (not shown, but have about 5)
Old cord jackets: No
Left side: I do wear
Leather jacket: Yes (always)
Red cordouroy jacket: Yes
Red USC sweatshirts: Yes
White Sweater: Yes
Jeans: Yes! (totally a jeans and tshirt kind of gal)
(2) black pants, (1) brown pant, (1) pin striped brown pant: Yes
Almost sounds like I need a seasonal change, right? Maybe, but the summer stuff I only wore during the beginning of this last summer. And the dresses and skirts I haven’t wore for over a 1 1/2 years! I just don’t rid of it because I can’t just very well toss out all my clothes without the resources to buy new ones. The unused are my back up just incase I absolutely need something to wear. I mean there just may be a time I need to wear that little black dress to a function.
Well, if you have a problem not being able to toss certain things for whatever reason. You may want to join thredUP – a place to swap your clothing and revamp your closet with different stuff – I thought it was a neat concept, I found through a tweet, and wanted to share with you. I’m thinkin’ about using thredUP because I have some pieces I just don’t want to send to the Salvation Army. Or maybe I will send those pieces to my local consignment shop, make a few bucks and buy some more jeans & tshirts to adorn my closet. Eh?
Do you have a problem keeping too much stuff? I’m thinkin’ its time to declutter the abode. I’m curious to know what essential pieces one should have for a minimalistic working gal lifestyle. And can it be done frugally? Because I think it is time to update the wardrobe.
What’s in your closet?