Here’s a great strategy to try for 2012 to help you with a closet clean-out, as recommended by organization expert Peter Walsh, author of It’s All Too Much.
Turn all your hangers backwards. If, by the end of the year, you still have hangers that are still backwards, get rid of those clothes. An exception to this rule would be if they are special occasion or maternity clothes (if you’re planning to have more kids) that you don’t wear all the time.
I know it’s hard to part with clothes that have sentimental value. But as Peter Walsh says, just because you get rid of something, doesn’t mean you have to giveaway the memories attached. Keep the memories and give old clothes away, making room for new growth in your closet.
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