Blogger Edith Yeung offers sound advice for cleaning not only your storage closet, but your mental/emotional 'closet' as well.
Throw it away when:
You don’t feel good about it.
You don’t like it.
You don’t feel comfortable wearing it.
You don’t remember you had it.
You have not worn it even once in the past 12 months.
It doesn’t fit you anymore.
The only reason you keep because it is expensive.
Change the "throw it away"...
It's hot outside. Don't let your fear of showing off your knees prevent you from dressing for the weather. Sew your own pair of shorts, and they'll be as long or short as you please.
A pair of pants
Sewing machine and thread
1. Take off your pants. Put on the trousers that will become you shorts, and determine where you’d like the length of your shorts...
My wife is short, and a high school teacher, so when we find school-appropriate clothes that actually fit, we keep ‘em as far from the dryer as possible. So, tired of having her wardrobe spread all over our living space while drying, I decided it was time for a drying rack. (Our back ‘patio’ has no space for a clothesline.) Problem is, commercially available drying racks may advertise 15 sq. ft of drying space, but that only works if you hang...