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Is this a daft idea re:wardrobe clearout?

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TerraNotSoFirma Thu 11-Apr-13 16:50:33

I need to clear out a lot of stuff, loads of clothes but end up wearing the same few pairs of jeans and joggers all the time.

I'm thinking of going through everything and picking 7 smart casual outfits, 7 casual outfits, 2 night out outfits and boxing the rest up and shoving in the attic.

Ideally I'd like to me mega sad organised and have each outfit on its hanger with the bag/scarf/necklace and have it all washed,ironed and hung up on the Sunday night for the coming week.

What do you think? Anyone else done similar?

miche8 Thu 11-Apr-13 17:15:48

Me too, some of my clothes have been feeling a bit tight and I need to lose a bit of weight. Have just moved the few things that fit and I often wear and I actually like to one side of the wardrobe to make it easier when getting dressed. I've hung a few things that do fit but im not keen on, on the wardrobe door to encourage me to wear them, might actually have a try on session tonight and see if I can make a outfit I like if not then they can go. I have an awful lot of clothes that I don't even like. Not sure i could be as strict as narrowing it down to 7 outfits, wish I could. I'm also going to photo my outfit each day and keep a record of what I actually wear, I know a bit sad.

miche8 Thu 11-Apr-13 17:25:47

Also meant to say I've already narrowed down my bags, have a small cross body for everyday, and a larger one for when I have the kids with me. I stick to the same basic jewellery because its diamonds and expensive, and dh disapprove when I take it off to wear cheap. Wear plain colours and have lots of scarves.

Ooopsadaisy Thu 11-Apr-13 17:28:02

Had a massive clear out and put it all on ebay. I made about £250.00. (Not just my stuff - mine and DD).

I had some unworn bra/knicker sets that don't fit due to hormonal changes (TMI) and they went for way more than I expected.

Things I didn't think would do well fetched a good price and some things that I thought would get grabbed got no interest at all. You never can tell .....

Anything that didn't sell went to charity shops.

Now I'm down to clothes that actually fit and I will wear. After all, how many clothes can you actually get through between washloads?

Cocolily Thu 11-Apr-13 17:49:27

Have you had your colours done? If so, you can sort your clothes into 3 piles 'colours that make you look amazing', 'colours that are not brilliant but you love the style' and 'colours that drain you'. The aim is to have a wardrobe of colours that all look good on you and all go together thereby creating lots of fab looks...

mirpuppet Thu 11-Apr-13 18:15:29

Your idea sounds great.

If you have to do it slowly put them up in the attic.. But I would also recommend teh Ebay route. I have sold over a thousand pounss worth of clothes on EBay last year. Your junk someone else's treasure.

Best of luck with the clearout. My big problem is adding NEW items

TerraNotSoFirma Thu 11-Apr-13 18:31:06

Thanks Coco.

I would love to get my colours done, just can't afford it.
I am very pale with yellow tones and have green eyes. Hair has been every colour possible, seemed to suit them all except black.
No idea which season I would fall into.
If anyone has any advice on colours, would be most welcomed.

Thanks Mir.

I think I will ebay a few of my nicer things and save up to buy something gorgeous.

Going to get all my laundry done tonight, So I am seeing everything I have when I do my clearout.

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