One of the most commonly asked questions I get asked when editing and organizing a closet is what to do with the clothes that don’t fit. Here’s the thing: Most women have three sizes of clothing in their closet – skinny clothes, fat clothes and the items that actually fit. I’m going to break down my thoughts on each of these three categories for you below:
The Problem with “Fat Clothes”
“Fat clothes” perpetuate the idea that you may not succeed in your weight loss goals and you need these items in case you fail. Boo to that idea. Let’s focus on succeeding, shall we?
The Problem with “Skinny Clothes”
I have yet to meet a woman who actually feels excited and motivated by her “skinny clothing.” Hanging onto your “skinny clothes” generally does nothing more than help trigger negative thoughts about yourself and the idea that you should be different than you are right now. So many women are waiting to be thin to begin living their best lives. Opening a closet stocked with clothing that doesn’t fit reinforces that destructive pattern of behavior. No thanks.
The Joy of Clothes That Fit
When you make the decision to clear out items that don’t fit from your closet and wear clothes that fit and flatter the body you have, you are making a statement – you are embracing yourself and your current body and treating it with the respect it deserves. Let’s start sending ourselves the message that we deserve to be treated with love and acceptance no matter what body size we are today. Can I get an Amen?
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