I started with 3 piles: Keep, Donate & Sell. Then I found items to give to my Sister & Mom, so I made another pile. Here is the thing - When I hada job, I shopped my buddy Clearance in 5 Macy's and 2 Dillard stores for reductions/sales. My Mother, Sister and Nieces did not have to shop for clothes. When I found the
Operation Closet Purge is in full effect and it took me all of Sunday & Monday just to go thru 2 closets. I found new clothes with tags that I forgot about and some items I could be wearing now. See my post on Purging here. First, I took all the items off the shelves and put them on my bed for sorting. Then I went through the racks diligently.
steals deals I purchased and gave them for fitting. They were not allowed to remove the sales tags because I used the 90 day return policy and I was the "Take back Queen". Well, the same held true for my stuff, hence new/unworn items in my closet. Not that I miss the 90 day rule, but I assured myself that items found at a steal would fit better when I lost the 20, and I'm still waiting. I still shop clearance, but with a strict budget. Now, I only have items that fit me to wear, 1 bag for family, 1.5 bags to donate and more than 20 new items to sell. On to closet #3, then to the shoe boxes under my bed. Have you purged yet?