Now that 2018 is squarely behind us, it’s time to focus on the year ahead. Most experts agree that the early months of the years are a perfect time to clean and purge closets. Not only does this help free up space for the clothing you’ll be buying throughout 2019, it helps create a donation pile for your favorite local charity. 

If you’re not all that stoked on the idea of rummaging through your closet and drawers to start a keep, toss and donate piles, below are just a few of the reasons you should consider it.

Your style has probably changed

When was the last time you went through your clothes? If it’s been longer than you can remember, there’s a very good chance that you have a ton of stuff that you no longer wear. The t-shirt you couldn’t live without, 10 years ago, is likely collecting dust. If it’s still in good shape,consider donating it to Goodwill (or taking it down to a Buffalo Exchange), so someone else will have a chance to fall in love with it.

It no longer fits

If you were a size 2 in college but your college days are long behind you, it’s probably safe to get rid of all the things that no longer fit. It’s one thing to hold onto pants, shirts and dresses that will fit if you lose a few pounds, but it’s another to hold onto stuff that you’ll never fit into again. Well-preserved, clothing that no longer fits can also be donated.

You’ll get more space

How much of your closet is filed with unused, wire hangers?How much clothing do you have that you’ll never, ever wear again?  When your closet is on the verge of exploding, finding space to add new items can be a challenge. Spring is just around the corner, which means the warm-weather clothing buy is right around the corner, too. The space you save now will be space you can use later.

You may be able to turn old clothing into spare cash

There are several online retailers that buy and sell used clothing. Depending on where you live, there are likely one or more brick-and-mortar stores that buy and sell used clothing, too. One of the greatest benefits of selling stuff you don’t intend to wear again, is that you’ll have some extra cash on hand to buy new stuff.

Someone else can probably put the clothes to good use

If you have a pile of jeans, sweaters and hoodies that you never plan to wear again, why not allow those clothes to be used by someone else? That sweater you loved once, but fell out of love with long ago, could be just want someone else is looking for.

Final thoughts

Once you’re done with your housekeeping, you’ll want remember that now is the perfect time to add custom, screen-printed t-shirts from Rocky Mountain Apparel to your collection. Be sure to check out our online store to see what will work with your wardrobe. Happy shopping!