You know those days when you stare at your closet and think you could actually style an entire village? Well, that happens to me a few times a year and most of the clothes I have, I don’t wear.
According to a study by NAPO we wear 20 percent of our clothes 80 percent of the time. At first I was like “yeah right”, then I turned to my closet thinking “Mmmm….I guess they have a point”. So I was thinking: how could I possibly prevent my clothes from cluttering up my room and have an organized wardrobe?
Instead of holding on to clothes that I probably won’t wear again, I came up with several options to fix this and completely detox my wardrobe. After all, a clean closet = a clear mind. So If you have the same problem like moi, these ideas could help you out as well.
Here’s the fix:
Donate Your Clothes
Charities are a great way to get rid of your clothes. Not only will you contribute to goodwill, but your wardrobe will be detoxified as well. Either you put your clothes in one of those clothing drop-off containers or stop by at their office. Also, every year H&M has this recycling-clothing program going where you drop-off your old, used clothes into one of their recycling bins in the shops. In return you’ll get rewarded with a coupon that gives you a 15% discount on your next purchase. Basically H&M uses your old clothes and turns them into new fashion collections. I’ve done this a few times, and the discount always came in handy!
Give Your Clothes To Family Members And Friends
As for myself, I often give my clothes to my cousin or sister. Of course you have to keep in mind that when you do decide to give out your clothes to family or friends that they wear the same size as you do or else it won’t work.
Try Clothes Swapping
The last few years it has become a trend to swap your clothes online with random people who like what you got in your closet. You know what they say: One woman’s bad bargain is another woman’s best buy. The best thing about clothes swapping is you can negotiate on the price AND you’ll get something else you like in return! Or you can also host your own at-home-swap-event as well.
Sell Your Clothes Online
Sometimes I wish I invented sites like E-bay where you can sell and buy anything possible! It’s amazing to see how much people would offer for your clothes.
Sell Your Clothes To Second-Hand Shops
Often it’s possible to bring your clothes to second-hand shops and get either a gift card or money in return.
What are the things that you have done to detox your wardrobe? Let me know in the comment section below. xo- Jey.