Originally Posted by BCFD
I recently heard a great method of getting rid of unworn clothes. It was so logical that I can't believe I didn't come up with it!
Put everything on hangers and hang the hangers on the rack backwards (so, you turn the C part of the hanger so it's open on the front of the rod...if that makes sense). In 6 months if anything is still hanging backwards, toss it, donate it, do whatever.
: I'm 2 months into this.
I used to have a lot of clothes - lots that I was emotionally attached to, lots that I used to fit in, lots that I just couldn't bear to part with. But one day I realised that I just had to purge. I had a whole wardrobe full of clothes but couldn't find anything appropriate for a couple of occasions in a weekend, and enough was enough.
The first thing I did was organised. Tracksuits, casual tshirts and lingerie in the dresser. Everything else is hung up, separated by type of clothing (eg skirts, shirts), then by sleeve length, then by colour. It took all day! I realised I had 10 black tops, but I only wore four of them, so the other 6 went. I asked a girlfriend to come over and be brutal, and she helped a lot.
Then I invited a lot of girlfriends over (there were about 15 of us), and invited them to bring their unwanted clothes. We swapped a few things to fill the holes we'd created in our wardrobes, and donated the rest.
And now I have clothes to wear!