Monday, October 7, 2013

Love it or List it: Clothing Edition.

For years I have read the "rules" of cleaning out your closet.
"If you haven't worn it in x amount of months, get rid of it"
"Turn your hangers around when you wear the shirt..."'
These methods have never worked for me and I finally realized why...
Because I need to understand WHY I need to get rid of something.
Placing a time limit on my clothing was never a good enough reason to purge an item so my clothes would continue to pile up.

Now I have adopted a new method that works for me; it's based off one of my favorite shows- Love it or List it.
It's a fun way for me to clean out my closet and create some outfits, and in the end, I have to make the decision of if I am going to "love" an item and keep it,
or if I am going to "list" it, which really just means get rid of it. 
To help make the decision, I have to create at least 3 different outfits with the item that I love.
If I can't, it gets listed and is out of my closet forever.

Today's item: A sweater that I bought for $10 about a year ago.

So, after a couple outfits I usually begin to develop a pattern & can ask myself:
Are you going to love it? Or are you going to list it?

Today's verdict: List it. 
The cut is wrong, it does nothing for me & it's not versatile at all. 
This decision was really easy and I only had to create 3 outfits to understand that it's not worth holding onto. 

Does anyone else create weird games for themselves to complete tasks they don't really want to?

1 comment:

  1. What a great idea! I typically love it or hide it in my closet. No wonder I'm running out of room! Where do you typically "list" unused items?


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