“This is not a test.
This is your emergency broadcast system announcing the commencement of the Annual Purge sanctioned by the U.S. Government. Weapons of class 4 and lower have been authorized for use during the Purge. All other weapons are restricted. Government officials of ranking 10 have been granted immunity from the Purge and shall not be harmed. Commencing at the siren, any and all crime, including murder, will be legal for 12 continuous hours. Police, fire, and emergency medical services will be unavailable until tomorrow morning at 7 a.m. when The Purge concludes. Blessed be our New Founding Fathers and America, a nation reborn.
May God be with you all.”
No! Hell no! We’re not talking about this statement from the blockbuster 2013 Hollywood movie.
We’re talking about purging your closet. What does that mean?
To put it simply, purging your closet means freeing your closet of clothes that does not serve you anymore.
Let go of your clothes that don’t reflect who you are today and give space for something new!
Here are practical steps to do when purging your wardrobe:
- Let go of clothes that don’t fit you anymore - Your highschool football jacket from 10 years ago that is 2 inches short on the sleeves? Or how about your senior prom suit? Gotta get rid of all of those, man! You can’t expect that you still have the same build from a decade ago. Maybe you’ve been hulking out of the gym to look awesome, so there’s no point to keep these old clothes.
- Let go of gift clothes that you don’t like - There’s this one, or two clothes that were given to us that we just don’t like. Why bother keeping them? Let go.
See what I mean?
- Throw worn-out clothes - No brainer right? I mean, why would you keep that shirt that has multiple holes in it? No matter the sentimental value, it just takes up space. Of course, if it’s Levi’s 501 jeans that’s a different question. If it has holes or torn parts in all the right places, we can consider it fashionable, badass even. Otherwise, throw it out!
- Let go of clothes that you can’t wear more than once - You bought an expensive suit that you wore for a special party and now it’s just sitting there in the corner of your closet. Better sell it and give your closet some space for something that you’re gonna wear a lot.
- Keep clothes that are versatile - Easy to match with pieces of clothing. Like a leather jacket, timeless. Denim jeans and a plain white shirt, style staples.
There you have it! All you have to do is create a checklist for yourself, find a perfect time to do this and you’ll have a clean closet in no time!