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People don’t wear 80% of their stuff in the closet. Are You One Of Them?

Did you know that studies show people only wear 20 to 38% of the clothing that they own.  closet-jam

How much do you have that you don’t wear?

Do you have stuff that doesn’t fit?  If only you were smaller, taller, bigger, shorter.  Well, let’s get real most of us are not going to get shorter or taller so if that is your reason you really have to let them go.  As far as the smaller or bigger are you really going to do it?  When you do will that be something you really want to wear?  Probably not. So let go of it.

Do you have clothes that you have only worn one time?  Bridesmaid dresses or the dress you bought for your child’s wedding but will never ever wear again? Hawaiian shirt that you would never wear outside of Maui?

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How many identical yoga pants do you have that you bought at an amazing deal only to discover they are so shear you can see thru them?  No I agree you really don’t want to show that much of your stuff.  But why are you keeping them?  Can you return them?

Are you holding on the something from a bad fad?  bedazzled, grunge, flower child, rocker,  or Mario Batali orange crocks? Are you keeping them for a Halloween costume?

Do you have a closet of business suits, ties or black pumps but now you never wear business attire?  You know someone just starting out could maybe benefit from your old clothes when they go on their next job interview or start their first job.

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Parka’s, down jackets, snow books, and mittens but you live in Arizona?  Not needed in phoenix -EVER.  So maybe you moved to the frozen tundra and you might want to rethink your shorts and flip-flops?  Not really sure how often you will be wearing them.

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Do you have linen dresses, shorts, or tops?  Do you HATE to iron?  How about dry clean only but you don’t dry clean?  OK you are very very limited as to the number of times you can wear those before you have to dry clean or iron.

Do you think you can reduce the amount of stuff you have that you don’t wear?  Will you get rid of excess clothing?  You can do it.  You might just find your new favorite that was stuffed way in the back and you forgot you owned.

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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.

36 thoughts on “People don’t wear 80% of their stuff in the closet. Are You One Of Them?

    1. My husband is the same way! I’m like, “honey, we live in Hawaii. Do you REALLY still need 3628024 jackets and sweatshirts?” 😂😂😂 I hate to admit, I did finally just part with my Uggs last week since I don’t see snow in our forecast for awhile🌺🌴🌊

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  1. This is one of the things I am good about – I only have so much closet space and I love clothes, so I want the things I have to be things I love and want to wear all the time. Some people I know are not good about this – I wish I could make them see how much nicer it is not to have the closet cluttered with all sorts of things you don’t wear!

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    1. A agree with you. I have stuff I love. So that makes getting dresses so much better, faster and easier. I just lost 20 pounds so it was pretty bare and having to start my closet over has been fun. If felt amazing to remove all the too big clothes.

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      1. It has to be somewhat motivating as well – you can’t gain the weight back, because you won’t have anything to wear (and all that money you spent on the new clothes will have been wasted!).

        Also, congrats on the weight loss! I bet it feels great!

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      1. My problem is that I’m an organizer so my junk “looks nice.” I’m proud of how much I’m getting rid of. I probably am fine as is honestly. But, I’m aiming for more of a minimalist look. Thanks for your ideas!

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