Spring cleaning your wardrobe?

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Spring cleaning your wardrobe?
Fri, 03-20-2009 - 4:11pm

It's time to go through my husband's clothes and get rid of everything he will never wear again. He had gastric bypass and has lost 107 pounds, and gone from a 48 waist to a 36 waist. His jeans are going to Goodwill, along with anything else that is over big, and I can pry out of his hands. lol

Okay, so my question is do you go with the 6 month rule? The one that says anything you haven't worn in more than 6 months goes, do you wait for a year, or do you ignore it and think "one day I will wear that again"?

I'm going to remove anything from my dresser and closet that I haven't worn in 6 months. Okay, so I have

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Registered: 04-09-2003
Fri, 03-20-2009 - 5:16pm

I don't go by any particular rule, just clean out on a whim. I have a sack right now destined for Goodwill. It's full of jeans, yoga pants and other kinds of knit pants that either don't fit or I just don't wear anymore. I tend to end up with a lot of duplicate items and they just take up space. I have about 5 pairs of the same brand/fit of jeans in different colors that I like but how many do I really need? I'll keep a black pair and maybe a blue pair.


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Registered: 06-30-2003
Sun, 03-22-2009 - 3:10pm

I have to deal with all the stuff the kids have outgrown, first!

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Registered: 01-22-2009
Fri, 03-27-2009 - 4:21pm

Congrats to your husband for losing so much weight. Thats wonderful!
I dont follow that 6 month rule either. I've been the same size my whole adult life except when I was pregnant with my 2 children.
I'm 5'9" & 118 #s so finding clothes to fit is really hard.
For example my jeans are 26 X 34 so I keep my jeans until they fall apart HA HA.
I wouldnt follow any "rule" so to speek, but if you have not worn it in a long time then you'll probably never wear it so get rid of it.
As for your husband, I'd get rid of everything that he wore before he lost the weight because hes never going to be able to wear those clothes again unless he gains the 107 back.
Have fun going through the closets & shopping for new clothes :)

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