Speaking of What to Wear

Speaking of What to Wear

One of the items on my 52 Projects List is to declutter the clothes I own. I recently read several great articles on the topic including this one over at Simple Organized Living.

In our previous home, we minimized the clothing we owned because we had only one deep, standard closet in our master bedroom. I am so excited to have a full, walk in closet here. I did not hope to own more clothing simply because I have the space. Instead, I planned to enjoy the fact I could place a hanger on the rod without having to drive a wedge between hangers already in place. I think the picture shows what has happened during the first few months here.

Driving across the country for our move and limited mobility from back pain the last few months was not exactly beneficial to my weight. There are a lot of things in my closet that just do not fit. Most of them will fit though with very few pounds lost. I am finally able to do a workout where I actually sweat (not just recovery-level physical therapy). Most of us wear only about 20% of what is in our closet, but for me that is definitely the case in the short term. I want to go through the clothing I own, purge what I do not need and organize what I am keeping. I truly feel I am in a temporary situation of not wearing most of what I own though. (I am already down a few pounds since my workout intensity increased). So, I thought I would ask you what I should do.

Should I keep the things that don’t fit or do a complete purge, keeping only what I can wear?