This week I gave my wardrobe a workout. A few things got flung. Most of the decision-making was easy. If it didn’t fit, was worn out or out of date, out it went. Then there was the grey area. Some clothes did fit, were nearly new and in season. There was no logical reason why I shouldn’t keep them, but I just didn’t wear them much. So here’s what I did (in fact, I do it every January) …
I turned all my coathangers around the “wrong” way. As I wear each item, it’ll be returned with the hanger the “right” way around. Then, by the end of the year/month/season I can see at a glance which clothes have been earning their keep, and which can be retired.
While you’re doing your own “Wardrobe Workout”, please do your clothes a favour and hang them on good quality hangers. They’ll look better for longer.
If you live in Melbourne or Brisbane, consider donating your lightly-used women’s workwear to Fitted for Work. They are a service committed to helping long term unemployed and disadvantaged women connect with work. Not only do I send my own clothes there, but those of my generous clients.