I have been going through what I go through every spring. Extreme dislike of every piece of weather-appropriate clothing that I own. I’m not sure why this happens, but I do it every year. It could be that since my office is like a refridgerator, I end up wearing cardigans all the time over my summery shirts, and I have a tendency to do that on warmer winter days as well. So when it should be time to change up the wardrobe and wear things I’ve not been able to wear in months, there’s nothing that falls into that category.
Part of the problem is that there are items in my wardrobe that I need to replace. But before I do that, I always make myself go through my closets and my drawers and really clear them out. Have I worn this in the past year? Does it fit? No? Then out it goes. Sometimes I find things buried in the back of the closet that I haven’t worn because I don’t think I like how it fits, I try it on, and hey! This doesn’t look so bad after all.
Admittedly, it’s a bit shameful that I have as much clothing as I do, and over the past few years, I’ve not bought that much, mostly just replacing things that have worn out. But forcing myself to go through everything once a year is great for keeping things under control. I always manage to pull together at least one big bag of stuff to donate to charity, and it’s refreshing to have everything re-folded and the closet re-organized. I should do it more than once a year, and every so often, I’ll go through a drawer or a section of the closet, but spring is always a great time to do a full cleaning.