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Excuses To Avoid When Cleaning Out Your Closet

Decluttering your closet can be a tedious, sometimes painful experience.

Eventually, however, the time comes when our closets become too full and disorganized and it's necessary to bite the bullet and break out the donation bin. When sorting through your old clothing, you may find yourself feeling strangely attached to many of the pieces—even the ones you rarely ever wear—and suddenly, that clothing item that's been stuffed in the back of your closet and left untouched for months suddenly becomes an item you can't imagine discarding.

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While some pieces are certainly worth keeping, it's important to realize when it's time to let go. If you find yourself making any of these top excuses to avoid for keeping clothes you don't wear, it's probably time to move on from certain items.

You Might Fit Into It Someday

Keeping pieces that don't fit in the hopes they might fit someday is a common excuse people have for keeping clothes they never wear. However, unless you're planning on going through a major body transformation in the next few weeks—which likely isn't healthy—that piece probably will be out of style by the time you've gained or lost the weight you need to fit into it.

Plus, keeping a piece that doesn't fit will likely bring up negative or even unhealthy emotions when you look at it and realize you aren't the right size to wear it. As such, it's best to give it the boot and replace it with something that flatters your current figure instead.

It Has Sentimental Value

Sometimes, parting with clothing can feel like giving up pieces of your past. While some pieces hold a significant amount of sentimental value and may be worth keeping, others would likely provide a lot more value for someone who will actually wear them. If you're still holding onto that piece you wore on your last day of high school or the shirt you wore on your 16th birthday party, it's probably time to say sayonara. Odds are, you won't give the piece a second thought once it's finally out of your sight.

You Feel Guilty Because You Barely Wore It

We've all been there. You buy a piece that's a little outside of your comfort zone or that you think you'll wear to some event and then...it sits untouched in your closet for months or even years. Despite barely wearing the piece or never even wearing it out once, you can't seem to part with it. After all, you spent good money on it; it'd be a shame for it to go to waste.

However, if you never wear the piece it's just taking up precious space in your closet and you should let it go. Maybe you could even sell it to get some of the money you spent back. It's probably in perfect condition, after all.

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