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decluttering 'slim' clothes if you are overweight?

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Willow33 Sat 07-Jan-17 21:17:22

I have very little wardrobe space and it consists of clothes from size 10-18 blush. I would like to loose weight but am in that place with two pre schoolers where I have little time to plan diets but I do need to do something to shift the weight.
Anyway, what is best - to get rid of all my 'slim' clothes or keep then for that day when I am slim?
The over bulging wardrobe would have Kondo people crying but not sure if that is the right approach here anyway.

Manumission Sat 07-Jan-17 21:19:16

All my 10a are vacuum packed and stored in unused suitcases. I WILL be wearing them again. I am determined. But i couldn't cope with the clutter and confusion of clothes I don't currently wear taking up wardrobe space.

illegitimateMortificadospawn Sat 07-Jan-17 21:24:49

I used to send stuff to charity shops, but lately I've been wishing I hadn't. I wear quite a lot of classic tailored basics and brighten it up with accessories or toos etc. I've let really good wool and natural fibre stuff go & now the shops are fully of acres of polyester and sparkly, over fussy shite. I don't even see the kind of tailored stuff in quality fabrics that I like wear anymore. It's not even as if it exists (in the high street, can't speak for Selfridges etc), its not even about affordable prices. It's all ponte, viscose, polyester (weeps).

illegitimateMortificadospawn Sat 07-Jan-17 21:25:21


Itscurtainsforyou Sat 07-Jan-17 21:25:37

I agree. Keep but put away out of sight (under bed, in loft etc).
Good luck!

DaughterDrowningInJunk Sat 07-Jan-17 21:30:37

I kept my clothes in various sizes. I have shrunk one size and haven't needed to buy anything new except a sports bra. I can't tell you how good it feels to be able to get into stuff that you haven't worn for ages. I wouldn't get that pleasure from a new garment unless I had reached my target size. I certainly couldn't afford to buy new clothes in each size, and for things that are fitted you can't really make do by missing out a size as things will be hanging off you.

An unexpected bonus is that the clothes I had from years ago are much better quality than the newer ones, so as I shrink I am wearing better clothes.

I have been absolutely ruthless in culling anything I have shrunk out of. When I had a minor blip and gained a few pounds I couldn't fit in any clothes so I had to shrink back into them.

mummypig14 Sat 07-Jan-17 21:32:43

I was 18 when I fell pregnant and now I'm 25 I'm finally back in the same dress size

I've carted my size 10s with me through 4 house moves to 2 cities. I got them out when I hit goal weight, to realise that a 25 year old mum has very different clothing taste to an 18 year old!

The clothes are also very dated - lots of bandeau dresses and brown/cream and whatever else was popular in the late 2000s!

randomsabreuse Sat 07-Jan-17 22:18:27

It depends. If it's a timeless classic or you love it the keep it out of the way somewhere - labelled and listed. If it's something you're not that keen on or is the wrong shape the it needs to go.

Willow33 Wed 11-Jan-17 14:25:05

ok thanks for the replies. Will try and vacuum pack some stuff.

Purplebluebird Wed 11-Jan-17 15:24:59

I have all my slim clothes in one wardrobe, and then all my fat clothes in a chest of drawers. No, I don't have a lot of clothes in the same size :P

MrAliBongo Sat 14-Jan-17 16:37:34

I did a major clear-out, including jettisoning all the clothes in smaller sizes that had been making my feel even worse about my weight for years. Ironically, that was part of what finally got me in the right frame of mind to lose 7 stone. I've been at a stable weight for nearly a year now, and just about got a complete wardrobe again. It's been expensive, even with a lot of cheap stuff en route, but I honestly don't think I'd have lost the weight if I hadn't ditched that baggage first. Also, it's been pretty liberating to start from nothing and work out what my style is.

PamelaAnn Sun 15-Jan-17 09:06:20

A couple of times I've been in the situation of trying to loose weight for ages and then after I've decided it's not going to happen and taken smaller clothes to charity shop, weight loss suddenly happens. May be coincidence, or may be something psychological in me, but now I actually see getting rid of smaller clothes as helping with weight loss.

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