My closet is a huge mess. I usually wear the same thing specially on casual days and that makes me feel like I don't have enough clothes. Then again, when I open it, it's like everything is gonna fall on me.
Here's a guideline to purging you're own closet:
1. Segregate your clothes.
As to season:
I live in a tropical country so it's either sunny or rainy. The thing about the weather these days is that it's rainy in the morning, sunny during mid-day and then it'll start raining again at around 5:00pm so I have to keep both in my tiny closet. Then again, if you know you wont be needing it in a few months, you might want to keep it in your storage.
As to purpose:
Separate clothes that you use for work, for a casual day out, parties and of course at home. Most of the tops I got rid of are worn out shirts I wear at home.
2. Try it on.
Wear your clothes to separate what fits from what doesn't. A size 6 on one brand may be a size 8 on another.
3. Just because it fits doesn't mean you should keep it.
Clothes that are worn out, out of style, and no longer your style should go regardless weather they have tags on.
It may have look cute on you when you were in college but maybe not anymore now that you're a working girl with a different role to portray.
I also have clothes that I've worn only once. Now if you don't see yourself wearing it anymore because of a change of style or preference, let it go. It's pointless to keep something just because it has a tag on or you "might" need it.
4. Your go-to outfit.
Keep your go-to outfit where you can see them. Actually, hang them or at least a few pieces so in case of emergencies you can just grab and go.
5. Throw out, repurpose, giveaway or sell.
Depending on the state of your clothes you may: Throw or repurpose if it's worn out and irreparable. Giveaway or sell if it's still in good condition specially those with tags or worn only once.
After the purge, it was easier to find what I need and I realize I lack work clothes. I'm not saying this as an excuse to go shopping. It is a fact that I only have six pairs of pants and eleven tops that I wear for work throughout the year. Most of what I have are t-shirts from college or trips which I don't wear often because I seldom go out.
So we all know what's next. It will take awhile though because of budget constraints. I'll see you on my next post.