Trash or Treasure: 6 Questions to Ask Yourself When Cleaning Out Your Closets

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When trying to decide which of your clothes, shoes, handbags, scarves, or jewelry to label as trash or treasure, try starting small.

No, I don’t mean the clothes that may not fit you anymore, I’m suggesting that you just take 10 items and 30 minutes tops to have a little Q & A with yourself. Try asking yourself the following questions.

Every time I help a client determine what she should keep and actually wear, she can’t wait to get out those pieces that accentuate the body parts she is not that fond of, and start wearing the ones that make her look and feel like bumping into as many people as possible when she leaves her home.

Not only will your closet be lighter, but you’ll actually feel lighter as cleaning out your closet will be very cathartic. Hey, that’s what I’m told over and over and over again.

Use this chart as a guide, and I can guarantee that after you get started, you’ll actually start enjoying the process.

Trash or Treasure: 6 Questions to Ask Yourself When Cleaning Out Your Closets

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1 Response

  1. Mary Pless says:

    Cute article and graphic. I always enjoy TTT newsletter. I do recommend changing the “Do you look thinner?” line. It feeds into the stereotype that women need to be or look thinner. And it’s not accurate anyway. I’m often looking for clothes that give me a more girly shape. Some of us need a little more going on up top, for example.
    Thanks and regards.
    Mary Pless

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