9 Types of Clothes to De-clutter from Your Wardrobe

When it comes to clothes, some girls want to have the dream wardrobe like Carrie Bradshaw in Sex And The City drama series but I am really not one of them.

I always think that I am quite sensible when it comes to clothes. I don’t always shop for clothes but somehow, I have a bunch of clothes that either I never knew I have, hanging forever in the closet waiting for the right time to finally be picked (yet the time doesn’t arrive), the feel-good clothes, the clothes I always choose to wear when going out for coffee, etc.

So, when I finally have the courage to de-clutter my wardrobe, I come out with 9 types of clothes you can say goodbye to.

1. The worn out but still comfortable undies

The bras where the lace look like they are defeated in the medieval battleground. The panties that have some small holes but are super comfortable. They served their purpose to give support to you for so many years. It’s time to give them the burial they well deserved.

2. Your favourite clothes that are too worn out

The Harry Potter stockings that don’t fit anymore. Yupp you are still waiting for the owl to deliver your acceptance letter to Hogwarts but you have to put the Avada Kedavra spell to the stockings and buy a new pair from online platforms.

The T-Rex dinosaur pajama that you always wear when you are having a hard day. The T-Rex doesn’t look scary anymore because of the faded colour and pattern.

The super comfortable slack you always wear to the site visit for the past 10 years. It is still wearable but it’s not presentable enough when you are attending the meetings, etc.

You will have to let go of the past comfortable clothes and make a new relationship with the new comfortable clothes.

3. The clothes that you never wear

The rule of thumb for wardrobe de-cluttering is any clothes that you do not wear even once in 6 months, it’s time to let them go.

The beautiful, beaded skirt you bought at a discounted price at Sogo a year ago. You are yet to find a suitable occasion to wear it.

The dresses you bought with the determination to lose weight so that when you finally gain that perfect weight, you will be able to wear them. But the dresses have been collecting dust in the wardrobe for almost two years.

The clothes that you tried at the mall seem cute on you but when you brought them home, you don’t think you will wear them because they don’t reflect you.

All these must go.

4. The clothes you only wear once and forget about them

Sometimes there are clothes that are not meant for you.

It looks great when you are in the fitting room, but it just doesn’t suit you when you finally wear them to the real world.

You wear them once then you don’t feel comfortable or realize it’s not your style. You keep them in the closet with the hope that there will be time to wear them again later and then either you forget about them, or you skip them at all when you are choosing the outfit for today.

So, let’s sing the NSync’ song Bye Bye Bye to these clothes.

5. Too many clothes of one colour

The seven green blouses you have hanging in the closet, but you always wear the three green blouses only. Maybe it’s time to give away the other four green blouses to other girls who might wear them.

I can never have too many white and black blouses because these are my basic colours but I try to limit only two blouses for other colours.

6. The out-of-date fashion

If you are the type of girl who is really into up-to-date fashion, you might want to check for the clothes that you might not wear anymore because the phase is over.

A few years back, the peplum baju kurung is so in that almost every outlet is selling them. But now people seldom wear it anymore. Do you still have them in your closet? Are you still wear them from time to time? If your answer is no, then maybe it’s time to bid adieu.

7. The clothes with patterns or slogans that make you uncomfortable

Certain clothes with certain patterns or slogans can lead to certain unexpected events.

Sometimes we get some free oh super comfortable T-Shirts with some write-up ‘long live a certain politic party’ or statement to fight for certain rights. If you wear these T-Shirts during your relaxing time with your extended family and friends, and it creates unnecessary debate or likewise, maybe you should just chuck them in the bin. Yes, you can choose not to wear them when you have companies but sometimes, we are forgetful creatures, and what’s supposed to be a chill hang out ended up with you debating on certain matters.

Luckily for me, the free T-Shirts I get so far are ‘clean the river program, save our fireflies, mangrove replanting program, etc’. I love them because they are super comfortable to wear during the scorching hot weather.

8. The still good quality clothes

Most of the time, this happens to children’s clothes.

Children grow up so fast and they outgrow their clothes.

We might keep them for their younger siblings later.

But if you decided your family is complete and there will be no more kids, it’s wise to give away all the clothes so that other children might benefit from them.

9. The memory clothes

Do you keep your engagement, solemnization, and reception wedding dresses?

I am talking about dresses full of laces, beads, etc that are only suitable for your wedding occasions. Not the one you can wear to other events (wedding, dinner, etc).

Do you still withhold the bee costume your firstborn wore when he celebrated his 1st birthday?

If you have enough space in the closet, I think it’s still okay to keep them because you want to reminisce the good old day of walking down the aisle, etc. But if not, it might be high time to say goodbye to them?

I don’t know why I love what Carrie Bradshaw said about clothes in Sex And The City:

“I will never be the woman with the perfect hair, who can wear white and not spill on it.” So do set some time and de-clutter the wardrobe. It might take days because some clothes do hold some wonderful memories, but a girl got to do what a girl got to do.


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Bidasari Bahashim
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