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40% vs. 60%

Is your closet a 40% or a 60%closet-jam.jpg

The average woman only wears 40% of the clothes in her closet. That means 60% of her closet never sees the light of day.

Now is a great time to clean out your closet. You may find some new treasures that you had forgot you bought.

Reasons to toss:

  1.  it’s underwear.    No none wants to wear someone else’s used underwear
  2. it’s stained, faded or bleached
  3. it’s ripped, torn, or otherwise broken

OK so if it’s broken will you fix it – Can you fix it now?  Did you fix it?

How long has it been broken?  That long?  Really are you going to fix it – accept that you most likely will not.  So it is trash or can you donate it?trash - recycle-33605_640

Reasons to Donate:

Do you like it?

It is still in style?disco clothing

When did you wear it last?  6 months, 1 year or more?

Does it fit?

Does it look good on you or is it a strange color that you don’t really look good in?

Did someone give it to you?  But you don’t like it or it doesn’t flatter you. Is it a scarf but you live in Arizona?Cat_in_hat_and_scarf_set

If you saw it in a store today would you buy it?

How long have you had it?  Does it still have tags?  Can you return it?

If you would not sell it at a garage sale you probably should not donate it to a charity.  If you can’t sell it they probably can’t either.

Reasons to keep:

It’s none of the above.

Is it just dirty?  Wash it and hang it up.

So let’s sort your stuff.  Take it all out of the closet.  When I say all I mean everything. empty closet

Think about what we just discussed and decide if you should keep it, donate or sell it or is it just trash.

Now when you put what you decided to keep in your closet you will have 100% of your stuff that you will actually wear.    Did you find something you forgot you had?  Did you find that you were wearing only 40% of what was in your closet?  What was your percentage?

Thanks!

Pamela

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#organize #clutter #clothes

 

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I am from Oklahoma. Now living the dream in Arizona. I'm a sassy, creative and outspoken southern gal. I believe that if you can read you can go anywhere. One of my favorite sayings is "If you knew you could not fail what would you do?" I enjoy helping other people. My friends know that I’m the queen of useless trivial knowledge and I will not hesitate to use it.

20 thoughts on “40% vs. 60%

  1. Loved the photo of the cat in the scarf and hat! I have never been much for lots of clothing and neither has my husband. I get rid of stuff much faster than he does. He tends to gets “attached” to certain shirts. Spring is usually my time to go through, not only the closet, but drawers as well. It is so much nicer when you get rid of things you will never ever use! Thanks for the reminder. It is supposed to be rainy here the next couple days so a good time to do this.

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