with the arrival of spring, the high temperatures here in vermont are consistently settling into the 50s and 60s. and with the new seaon comes the opportunity to remove winter clothing from my closet and from my life. if i didn’t wear it this winter, why would i think i’m going to wear it next winter? instead of just putting into a box marked “winter clothing,” i prefer to put it into a box marked “goodwill donations” or “garage sale.”
in reality, we wear 20% of our clothes 80% of the time. i read a great piece of advice from oprah.com this week to help identify pieces of clothing to clear out : hang your clothes with the hangers in reverse direction. as you wear a piece of clothing, you will return it to the closet with the hanger facing the correct direction. at the end of the season (or 6 months if you live in a mild climate), take notice of the clothes you have not worn and promptly discard. you just may be surprised at the number of articles that are only taking up closet space.
if you are in the habit of changing over your closet to match the season as we do in my home, this is a perfect time of year to give it a shot.