I get asked this question a lot. How do I down-size my clothes? I have some simple solutions. Firstly, you need to ask yourself some hard questions. Do you love everything in your wardrobe? If you don’t then the items you don’t love, need to go. Also, you need to be realistic about your size. Many of us, want to ‘slim’ down to the size we once were but in reality, is it going to happen and if it does will you still want to wear that dress from 10 years ago, or will you treat yourself to something new! Once you decide what size you want to be, then you can keep a much ‘tighter’ wardrobe.
Having your colours and style ‘done’ is one of the best ways to start deciding what goes and what stays. If you’re a fan of black and black is not your colour after all, then you may need to be re-thinking your wardrobe.
I often ask my clients would they buy that particular item if they were in a boutique or clothing store right now? You will be surprised how often it’s a “No.” If you are going to buy new clothes then it makes sense to make room for the new clothes you are going to buy. I’m not sure about you, but I get bored of wearing the same thing. If I wear something, love it and wear it lots, but then decide after a year, I don’t want it I never feel guilty about giving it to charity.
Charities like Switch-It are great for taking second-hand clothing as well as the regular charity shops. If you want to make some money there are numerous ways to sell your clothing through. I find MarketPlace on Facebook the best and easiest and people tend to be close-by so an item can be listed at 1pm and sold by 2pm!