Monthly Challenge: End of the Year, Time to Clean Out the Wardrobe!
How did your No Nonsense November go? Did you reduce the amount of nonsensical rubbish and single-use items from your day-to-day?
This month we are thinking about our wardrobe. Did we pull inspiration because we thought of snow and instantly thought of The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis? Maybe.
I wanted to start this post by bringing the issue of wish-recycling or wish-donating to our reader's attention. Many times when a wardrobe clean-out is happening, a pile of rejects is created with the intention of donating them to those less fortunate. This pile typically contains clothing that we can't see ourselves wearing again and unfortunately a lot of times the clothing is so ratty and stained that it should really be thrown out.
There should be a distinction between what you can't wear (it no longer fits or has a use in your fashion journey) and you wouldn't wear (it is old, stained, ripped, etc.). People who are buying second-hand and those utilizing programs for those suffering from homelessness should be treated with the same respect as you would give to someone you hand-down clothing to in your family.
Now, you have donated the used-but-still-wearable clothing and have a small pile of ripped and stained items. Trash them, right? WRONG. Upcycle them by cutting them into rags, or crocheting them into rugs and dishcloths. You can find projects and ideas for upcycling old clothing on our Pinterest page.
Wow, your closet looks so much better without all the extra stuff!