For most of us, new clothing comes in but not much clothing goes out. I still have T-shirts from high-school band events and stuff even older than that I haven’t worn since the 20th century. Some, more disciplined clutter assassins have rules for purging clothing such as getting rid of one old piece for each new one.
Personal finance weblog One Frugal Girl started asking about clothes purging rules after discovering she wore very little of her wardrobe. The “turtleneck that would look good skiing” and the “workout pants made from the material you’d want to wear on a rainy day” had to be purged.
I’m a big guy and I’m pretty hard on clothing. Being that I don’t care much for fashion I only buy clothing that is comfortable and usually earth-toned (unless it’s Firefly-themed). I also tend to not throw out shirts that have developed holes until they get to be the size of a five-cent coin. Same thing with socks and underwear. In addition to my coin-sized-hole rule, I should probably incorporate another rule to cull the weaker members of my wardrobe.
So, to get back to the title question, do you have rules for how and when to purge clothes? If so, share them in the comments below.
Do You Have Rules for Purging Clothing? [One Frugal Girl]