As a general rule of thumb, it's not a bad idea to go through your wardrobe about every six months to do a little purging. Even if you know that, though, it's easy to forget about it or push it out of your mind. After all, do you really have time to dedicate hours of one day to weeding through a pile of clothing? Even if it feels like you don't, you should make the time: Getting rid of old clothes can be cathartic, and leave you feeling refreshed, ready for a new start. It's also the best way to keep your closet organized and neat, as well as an easy way to get rid of unnecessary waste. But how do you know when it's time to get rid of old clothes?
The answer might seem obvious, but it's not as simple as it seems. Many people hold onto clothes for way too long because they feel guilty getting rid of items they've spent money on, or they get nervous that they're going to toss something they'll suddenly want to wear one day. Most of the time when we stop wearing something, we let it sit in the back of a drawer or a corner of a closet, collecting dust as we completely forget about it. You need regular decluttering sessions to stay on top of everything you no longer need.
Below are a few ways to know that it's time to give up an item of clothing you've been holding onto. You can do this!