Friday, August 9, 2013

Questions To Help With Decluttering Clothing

Image by Gracey
A client was looking for more questions to help her with clothing decluttering (in addition to the usual do I love it/use it/need it questions) so here are some that I brainstormed for her and hope will help you too.
  • Does it flatter my figure?
  • Do I feel great when I wear it?
  • Is it comfortable?
  • Does it project the image I want to share with the world?
  • Do I have another, nicer version of this?
  • Is it a flattering color for me?
  • Is it still in style? (even when styles come back they often change just enough that our old things probably won't work)
  • Do I have space for this in my closet/dresser?
  • Will I wear this in the next year? How many times? 
  • Is it worth the space in my closet/dresser?
  • Have I worn this in the last year?
  • Does it fit me properly?
  • Would it get more use in another home?
  • Do I know someone who would love this more than I do?
  • What is keeping me from letting this go? 
  • Will this go with at least 3 other outfits I own?
  • How many of this type of clothing item do I want to keep and have space for? Say it's 10... then only keep the best 10.
  • Is it stained? Stretched? In any condition other than excellent? Is it worth repairing?
  • Does wearing this item make me feel good or bad? Light or heavy? Happy or sad?
    Free or constrained?
  • If I were moving tomorrow, would I take it with me?
  • Is this item a vital part of my wardrobe or just clutter?


  1. Thanks, this is some really good reasoning.. I hope I can clean out my closet some more after reading this!

    1. Thank you Sylvia. Good luck cleaning out your closet. You can do it!