If you’re reading this, then chances are this is something you can relate to.
This is one of those take action tasks recommendations for this weekend! It’s time to evaluate your closet space (and if you’re really up for it…tackle the dresser as well).
Find all the clothing that you “hope to fit in again one day” and lay them on your bed. You just might be surprised at the amount you’ve been storing. 😉
Now comes the hard part. If you have several different sizes, choose only 1 pair of pants and 1 shirt that you want to keep in that size. That’s right only 1 of each!!! Let’s face it…why are you hanging on to these? How does it make you feel when you go through your closet and all you see is what doesn’t currently fit? You feel terrible! You feel like a failure! No more! The exception to this is if you are close to wearing the next size…you can get them on, but they are a bit too snug for the world to see you wearing them. 😉 In this case, hang on to your favorites…and let the rest go!
In general, your closet (and dresser drawers) should only hold what you absolutely LOVE and can currently wear. Off season clothes should be packed away as well as the clothes that don’t fit. If fact, they shouldn’t take up ANY room at all! PERIOD. I do however believe it’s a good idea to keep one pair of pants and 1 shirt as a gauge of how you’re weight loss is going. But believe me…once you reach you’re goal…the last thing you’ll want to do is wear the wardrobe that’s been hanging there for years….you are going to want some new things to reward yourself for all the hard work. Am I right or is it just me? 🙂
If you absolutely must keep more than that…place those “wish I could fit” clothes into a bin and place them in storage! (Like in an under the bed storage container or closet elsewhere in the home like you do for your “off season” clothing).
Have fun clearing space! 🙂