Most of us have 3 sets of clothing: those that fit, our “skinny “clothes, and our “fat” clothes.┬áThen there’s the orphans: things we bought just because they were on sale, but don’t go with anything else in our closet, things that looked better on the hanger than on us, things that are out of style, things that need alteration, and our old favorites that are just too worn to wear now…

Start by discarding or donating anything you haven’t worn in over a year. If you’re not sure, try moving those items to another closet and see if you miss them. If you don’t, get rid of them.

If you haven’t lost enough weight to fit into your “skinny” clothes in over 6 months, it’s probably time to get rid of them. While you’re at it, get rid of your “fat” clothes or have them altered to fit. Hanging on to “fat” clothes will only make it easier to gain weight.

While you’re in there, set aside everything that needs dry cleaning, pressing, repairs or alterations. Look at each item and decide if you want to invest the time and/or money to deal with it. If the answer is no, get rid of it. If the answer is yes, do it right now. Don’t put it back in the closet until you take care of it.

Getting rid of clutter can be a truly cathartic experience and, once you get started, you will find it easier to move onto the next closet, shelf or drawer. If you need help, Senior Moves is there to assist you.

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