One of the hardest aspects of editing one’s wardrobe is actually parting with those items you’ve selected for removal.
You know they don’t fit or flatter you, or work with your wardrobe, and yet …
It cost a lot of money. Or you’ll fit into it next year. Or it’s going to come back into style some day. Or it has a sentimental value. Or all of the above!
But no-one says you have to commit to the editing process completely, cold turkey.
If you need a little help processing and letting go of the things in your “toss” pile, take advantage of your mind’s tendency to slowly forget the things in your short-term memory.
In other words — edit and forget it.
Take those Discards, box them up and tuck them away in storage somewhere; under your bed, in the back of your closet, at a friend’s house. And go about your business. Really, it’s that easy. You’ll be surprised how quickly you forget these garments.
Set yourself a reminder to check back in 6 months or a year. By then you’ll probably be brave enough to toss out the whole lot, but at minimum as you review the items again you’ll realize how easy it was to live without them all that time.
Either way, you’ve cleared out closet space and given your wardrobe room to breathe.
- What are your best tips and tricks for wardrobe editing?