My closet is full of clothes that I don’t want to wear but can’t seem to part with. How can I get rid of these clothes without feeling like I am being disrespectful to them by throwing them out? I have worked really hard to buy these clothes and wish I could justify removing them from my closet.
Tricia, San Marcos
It’s time to let go of the mistakes in your closet. It is a disservice to yourself to keep unwanted and unworn clothing in your possession. The most respectful thing is to give them to others less fortunate by donating them to a local charity.
We’ve all done it at one time or another – purchased something expensive on a whim only to change our mind later. Most of us also have the “other” clothes that just didn’t work out like we thought they would.
Rather than letting these unworn mistakes hang in the closet as reminders that stir up guilt and regret, just let them go. Walk over right now, pull them off the hanger, and give them away.
You will be sending them on their way to others less fortunate and they will finally stop costing you in space, time and anguish. Release and let go. There truly is no time better than the present to add space to your life.
Kathi is a professional organizer, image consultant and event planner based in San Diego California.
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