Welcome to Day 29 of the 31 Days of 10-minute Purging Tips Challenge. Our goal is to eliminate things we don’t need from our lives and home so that we can better enjoy life. Today we’ll be going through our sweatshirts and sweaters to see what we want to keep and what needs to be purged.
I don’t like to be cold. Ever. My family teases me that if the temperature is below 70 degrees then I’m complaining about it being cold. I treasure my collections of sweatshirts and sweaters. I probably have too many of them, but….. Well, no buts today. It’s time to take a critical look at the sweatshirts and sweaters we have in our closets and drawers. If they don’t fit or we don’t love them, then they’re outta hea. We deserve better than ill fitting items we don’t like. Let’s remember – We’re worth more than that.
Take Everything Out- Keep in mind that we’re doing this in 10 minutes. Only take out as much as you can go through in that time so you may have to choose either sweatshirts or sweaters. Your choice. You can come back to the other items another time you have 10 minutes. Lay the items you take out on the bed or the floor.
Group Like Items Together – Quickly group like items together. Put similar weight items together. Put sports team sweatshirts together. Put the same color of items together. Put work sweaters together and weekend sweaters together. Group them in categories that make sense to you.
Evaluate – Look at each group you’ve created. Are there any torn or stained items? They need to go. Are there any items that no longer fit? They need to go. Take a few minutes to try on items that you don’t know if they fit or not. Are there any items that you don’t love? They need to go. Only keep items that make you feel good when you wear them. Just because your mother gave it to you is not a reason to keep it. If necessary to maintain good relations, wear it the next time you see her or take a photo of you wearing it and send it to her and then get rid of it. You are worth more than clothes that don’t fit or don’t make you happy.
Purge – Remove items you don’t need to keep and place them in one of your 6 purging bags. Please don’t throw items away unless they’re unusable (or nastily stained). I’ve worked at a charitable thrift store and know how much sweatshirts and sweaters are needed. Please donate these items if they are still usable.
Put Everything Away – Put the items you’ve decided to keep back away.
I’ve found that this is the Best Way to Hang Up Sweaters.
You can use a sweater to make Repurposed Sweater Mittens that are so cute my teen daughter loves hers.
You can also use a sweater to make pretty organizing bins like this Easy Upcycled Sweater Box.
Another day of organizing down. Woo hoo! Join me tomorrow for Day 30 in the 31 Days of 10-Minute Purging Tips challenge. Let’s purge some more so you can make room to enjoy life more.