I read something once that really stuck with me: Stop putting your life on hold until you're thinner.
It made so much sense! I too, was keeping clothes that didnt fit 'cause one day I planned on fitting into them. But then, what little clothes that did fit me, didnt look to good. I refused to buy new clothes b/c hey, I have a whole bunch already (even though none fit) and I didnt want to waste money on bigger clothes since I'd be thin soon! (yeah, right)
So, I had a closet full of clothes and nothing to wear.
Another reason I couldnt part with them was for the reasons you stated:
|But it feels weird to drop a bunch off at Goodwill that seem so beautiful or worth plenty of money
But then I thought, wouldnt it be nice for someone who has
to shop at Goodwill find some really nice, decent clothes? Why cant a child/adult have some beautiful things even if they are poor?
Once that thought got in my head, it was sooo easy to donate my non-fitting clothes (and my kids too!)
So, I'm offering you emphathy, ('cause I've been there) and a good swift kick in the pants to let them go.
The best part? You feel so good for helping out someone less fortunate; you de-clutter your closets (which for me, de-clutter my mind) and when you do lose weight, you get to reward yourself with some new jeans!
Good luck! (and get packing