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4 Simple Clutter-Busting Tips for Your Closet

closet_400Have a full closet and nothing to wear? Here are 4 questions to ask yourself to have clothes you’ll love and a clutter-free space from Jennifer L. Scott, author of Lessons from Madame Chic: 20 Stylish Secrets I Learned While Living in Paris.

Do I still like this? In many instances I was holding on to something because I had paid a lot of money for it—not because I actually liked it.

Do I ever wear this? I had many clothes that I simply did not wear. Some I hadn’t worn in over two years! I knew I never would wear them again, but for some reason I couldn’t let go.

Does it still fit and flatter me? People gain or lose weight, have babies, and get older—bodies change! It is important not to be in denial about your current body shape. Dress yourself for your current body—not the body you used to have or wish you had.

Does this article of clothing still reflect who I am? This is a very powerful question, and in most instances my answer was a resounding no. I was holding on to blouses and skirts that I had purchased in my early twenties. (I even found a few baby doll dresses—yikes!) A lot has changed since then. I am a wife and mother. My tastes are more refined and sophisticated. Those clothes were not right for the new me.

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