Did you know that we wear 20% of our clothes 80% of the time? Makes you wonder what the other 80% is doing in your closet. Nine times out of ten those poor clothes that you paid good money for are just hanging there waiting to be worn. I would highly suspect that there are a few with the tags still on them. Or better yet …a red tag at that….can’t pass up a bargain!! This might be a great resolution for those of you who haven’t picked one yet and it would be an awesome way to save some money. So the next time you are out in the stores feeling the urge to spend spend spend, stop right there and go to your closet and take inventory of what you already have. If you are wanting to clear some space because your closet is ready to explode, then pick something out and ask yourself….Do I love this blouse? does it fit me? do I feel fabulous in it? and when did I wear it last? If you answered “no” to any of the first three questions and “over a year” for the last then most likely it’s time to let that poor blouse go. It is only taking up space and every time you look at it, you will remind yourself how you actually dislike that blouse and wonder why you bought it in the first place!! Remember the “thrill of the hunt” in the stores only last a few minutes after you get home….hate to burst your bubble. I promised myself that my updates won’t be long and painful so get cracking on that closet of yours so you can feel better. Closets can go on diets as well! Keep it simple, pull everything out, separate and categorize each piece of clothing. Once everything is in its each specific pile then ask those questions I mentioned before on every piece you pick up. Here’s a hint: get a friend to come help you and get them to hold your clothes up. Trust me, you will be more apt to give something up if someone else touches that item, not YOU. Tactile touching is very powerful. Don’t fret over how much you paid for that item…it’s easier to give up then to stare at it with guilt. Remember to donate or give away those items as there are plenty of people who would be more than willing to wear your cast offs and think how good you are going to feel!! OK, that’s it! Get to it and good luck!

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