Ready to get organized in 2018? There’s no better place to start than your closet, but that task can be a little intimidating. So here are some suggestions for the clothes you can ditch first and not look back.
- Your well-worn coat - You love it so much that it’s starting to fall apart, so unless it was a major investment, it’s probably not worth the upkeep.
- That faded pair of PJs - There’s nothing wrong with lounging around the house in worn-out comfy clothes, but trading those dingy jammies for something fresh, bright and new feels pretty good, too.
- The shoes that give you blisters - If the shoes you just had to have are still giving you blisters, even after you’ve given them time to get broken in, they’re just not worth it and it’s time to say bye bye.
- The costume jewelry you never wear - Because you never wear these jewels they’re tangled and tarnished and if you’re only going to keep them in a box, what’s the point?
- White sneakers that refuse to come clean - If your once-white kicks won’t come clean with detergent, bleach, and time in the sun, cut your losses and let them go.
- The bag you accidentally broke - You overstuffed your tote and it finally gave out on you. You paid a lot for it and vowed to get it fixed, but if that’s never really going to happen, it’s not doing you any good anymore.
- The shirt/dress/pants that never fit right - You swore you’d take it to the tailor, but never did, so you still can’t wear it and now it’s time to donate or sell it to make room in your closet for pieces you’ll wear.
- The bra you've owned for years - They stretch out and lose their shape, which affects how our clothes fit, so treat yourself to some new undergarments and don’t put them in the dryer!
- That something you've been saving for a special occasion - If you’re holding on to it so you can wear it to a wedding or party in the future, but always buy something new to wear instead, be realistic and get rid of it.
- Your prom dress - If you’re keeping it for sentimental value, take a photo of it and donate that frock so someone else might actually get to wear it.