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I've thrown out literally 95% of my clothes and I have a 4 day trip coming up and the clothes I'm bringing is what I have left. It feels good and this time I'll shop cleverly so I won't have to chuck my whole wardrobe again(expert when they are worn out), because I hope to buy things I will continually wear. Plus I just finished high school so in a way it feels good since I'm a 'new me' with uni next year.

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i don't know how you guys can just chuck so much stuff...
i still have stuff from high school and the 80's...

granted- i spent good money on them and i bought most of them myself from my part-time job at a clothing shop...so i loved them then and still do...
even if i don't wear them...i cannot imagine getting rid of them...

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softgrey, I used to be exactly the same as you. I had drawers full of clothes I hadn't worn for years, and stuff I'd never worn in the first place, and stuff I didn't even like, but I got a new philosophy a couple of years ago when I split up with my fiancť. Wearing clothes I'd worn when we were together - or even just looking at them in my wardrobe - took me back to a place I didn't want to remember, and it got in the way of my moving on. So I just chucked it.

So, in short, it's a physical manifestation of emotional clutter-clearing, for me. It's quick and decisive and I don't have to talk to anyone about bad things that happened to me when I was a child

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couldn't you just get a haircut?!?...

i wouldn't want to lose all of my prized pieces just cause of some dumb guy!...
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Oh, I got a haircut too! The clear-out was done in kind of an impulsive fit of... something, but I felt much better afterwards. Seems to work for me.

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I had such a hard time throwing stuff away especially throughout high school and it didn't really help when I got to college and starting working part time, since I would spend money on clothes here and there, most of which I'd never wear. Usually when I clean my closet I get rid of one or two things, but this time I did a purge, where I literally got rid of bags of stuff. I just honestly took every single thing out of my closet and wouldn't put it back in unless I knew I was going to wear it. Anything that didn't fit, was old/stained etc, I got rid of. In terms of my shopping habit, I think what really made me stop and think was when I realized how many unworn items I had that still had tags attached. It's hard in the beginning, but once you go through a good cleaning and only keep the things you know you're going to wear, you'll honestly forget about the ones you got rid of since you barely even wore them in the first place.

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I have a hard time getting rid of things. If something doesn't fit, I think maybe I'll gain/lose weight. If there's a comfort issue, I figure I'll save whatever it is to wear on the occasion I won't be wearing it for long (like shoes you wear to someone's house and take off upon arrival). I really just want a bigger closet!

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I also just got rid of a ton of clothes from my closet. It was very hard but I thought of it this way: make room for new clothes! and nothing says exciting more than new clothes. the things I got rid of, I never wore. either it's from high school (old and was only cute back then) or something that doesn't fit correctly. and I thought, why not donate it so someone else could put it to good use?

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I have so many clothes I can't bear to throw away, even if I don't wear them anymore I have such good memories of wearing them or used to love them so much... It's ended up that people are amazed at the sheer amount I have. To be fair though I was a fashion student with a part time job at Topshop so what do people expect me to do once I got staff discount!

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this week i found a good home for two cute things in my closet...
both lovely items and both never worn...cause they just didn't fit properly...

yay!

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^^given to friends who will love them? i hope.. :p

i gave away a navy blazer from urban outfitters this week...
just came to the conclusion that i have 2 other navy blazers (one zara, the other jean's paul gaultier) that i decided i would ALWAYS choose over that one so it was clearly time for it to give up its hanging space in my closet.

it's always a small victory for me when i'm able to part with something :p
i think i easily get emotionally attached to my clothing...
am hoping i'll be able to do a little purging some time soon though...

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Im emotionally attached with my clothes too..Iīm a hoarder

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I have given away a bot bag full of t-shirts, sweaters and some old jackets that I didn't wear anymore and were just taking up space. Now I can see clear again .

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my closet is completely jammed.

im thinking about getting just one type of hanger and dumping the mismatched hangers i have. has anyone else done that?

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