Time to get rid of my old clothes

@lovebuglena (11173)
Staten Island, New York
June 24, 2019 6:13pm CST
I have some clothes in my closet that I will never wear. Either it no longer fits me or I am just not into it anymore. Every time I tell myself it is time to let it go I just cannot part with it and it remains taking up space in my closet. The time to get rid of it has been long overdue. How the heck do I finally pull the plug and do it? I don't have to throw it in the trash. I can donate it to the Salvation Army or some other clothing drive. It is still in good condition. Have you gone through this as well where you need to throw something out but you just can't do it?
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@paigea (24410)
• Canada
25 Jun
I often go through that. It is hard to get rid of clothes. I kept some clothes that were too small for a long time. Then when I lost weight and they fit, I didn't like them. So, they were easy to get rid of. Some of the big clothes were easy to get rid of too.
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@lovebuglena (11173)
• Staten Island, New York
25 Jun
If I leave some stuff that I like but doesn't fit in hopes of fitting into them someday it may never happen.
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@paigea (24410)
• Canada
25 Jun
@lovebuglena well, in my case several items were not worth saving. And moving from one home to the next!
@NJChicaa (61135)
• United States
25 Jun
I give my old stuff (too big) to my sister to sell on Poshmark. It is amazing what people will buy--used bathing suits, used leggings, used sneakers, etc.
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@lovebuglena (11173)
• Staten Island, New York
25 Jun
I don't know if I'd wear a used bathing suit...
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@NJChicaa (61135)
• United States
25 Jun
@lovebuglena I wouldn’t or used shoes. People buy that stuff though! They buy tops, pants, shorts, sweaters, purses, etc. all used.
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@CarolDM (32926)
• United States
25 Jun
I do this here and there, I keep a donation box nearby.
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@lovebuglena (11173)
• Staten Island, New York
25 Jun
If the quality is still good might as well donate instead of trashing it.
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@just4him (162435)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 Jun
I gave away two large garbage bags of clothes last year to our clothing giveaway at church. It felt good to get rid of them. I did the same this year, but only had a small grocery bag. I'll do the same next year. It's good to get rid of them.
@lovebuglena (11173)
• Staten Island, New York
26 Jun
Better to donate than throw in the garbage. Someone may need it.
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@just4him (162435)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 Jun
@lovebuglena Yes, they might.
@Shavkat (76933)
• Philippines
25 Jun
I honestly cannot go through my old clothes in my closet. I don't have the leisure time for it.
@lovebuglena (11173)
• Staten Island, New York
26 Jun
Are you being lazy?
@Shavkat (76933)
• Philippines
27 Jun
@lovebuglena I am not lazy. It just happened that time is not enough for the day. I am always loaded with work.
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@much2say (35736)
• United States
25 Jun
I've held on to a bunch of clothes for a loonnnng time - but this month I have been determined to clear out clothes and other stuff around the house. My letting-go was a domino effect from other projects here . . . if I wanted more space, I HAD to get rid of A LOT. My intentions of selling were just never going to happen. I've donated bags upon bags already . . . still working on getting more out!
@lovebuglena (11173)
• Staten Island, New York
26 Jun
The more of unwanted stuff you get rid of the more space you will have. And you will probably feel more liberated too.
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@much2say (35736)
• United States
27 Jun
@lovebuglena Definitely feeling more liberated . . . now I don't even have to think about it - out of sight, out of mind!
@rakski (34038)
• Philippines
25 Jun
I do clean up the closet twice a year, I usually sell it in garage sale or donate it
@lovebuglena (11173)
• Staten Island, New York
26 Jun
I've never tried selling any of my stuff.
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@rakski (34038)
• Philippines
26 Jun
@lovebuglena I tried having a garage sale and it was okay.
@JudyEv (164421)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Jun
If I can pass them on to someone or to a good cause then I find it a lot easier to get rid of old clothes.
@lovebuglena (11173)
• Staten Island, New York
25 Jun
I don't have anyone I know to give stuff to, which makes it harder to get rid of stuff.
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@JudyEv (164421)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Jun
@lovebuglena Can you sell them on consignment or on Ebay? Sometimes it's not worth the bother.
• Svalbard And Jan Mayen
25 Jun
I've gotten rid of those unwanted clothes sometime last month or so, and donated to charity. My friend only did it this week or so, and asked whether I've done it.
@lovebuglena (11173)
• Staten Island, New York
25 Jun
That's nice of you. Maybe someone is in need of something to wear.
• Svalbard And Jan Mayen
25 Jun
@lovebuglena Yes, there are always needy kids, men and women out there..
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@Nevena83 (29601)
• Serbia
25 Jun
I give some clothes to people who need it, and sometimes I sell it.
@lovebuglena (11173)
• Staten Island, New York
25 Jun
I've never tried selling it. If something is brand new that is a good idea.
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@Nevena83 (29601)
• Serbia
25 Jun
@lovebuglena Try it, it's a good opportunity to earn extra money.
@sharon6345 (185528)
• United States
25 Jun
I toss mine in the trash. I am not lugging anything to any boxes and I am not holding anything until they pick it up. If someone is around that can fit it more power to them.
@lovebuglena (11173)
• Staten Island, New York
25 Jun
In NYC I've seen some places have drop-off bins or whatever they are called and you just put the clothes there. I think there is one near my house actually.
@sharon6345 (185528)
• United States
25 Jun
@lovebuglena I have one around the corner. I am not going out in the heat for that. I can leave mine in the hall and someone can take them.
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@JohnRoberts (85223)
• Los Angeles, California
25 Jun
It's good to purge once in awhile.
@lovebuglena (11173)
• Staten Island, New York
26 Jun
It sure is.
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@LindaOHio (6880)
• United States
25 Jun
Yup! But I finally got over that a few years ago and have been donating 6-12 boxes of "stuff" every year to Goodwill. I still have my clothing to go through.
@lovebuglena (11173)
• Staten Island, New York
25 Jun
Wow! That's a lot of stuff.
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@yanzalong (13259)
• Indonesia
25 Jun
It's been on my mind. I will get rid of my old clothes as well.
@lovebuglena (11173)
• Staten Island, New York
25 Jun
Good idea. Why waste closet space if you are never gonna wear it?
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@Zelmarq (12267)
• Cebu City, Philippines
25 Jun
I give some to my sisters and mom and some to a refuge house. But still I keep buying thats why my closet is always full.
@lovebuglena (11173)
• Staten Island, New York
25 Jun
You need a bigger closet then.