I am lucky enough to have two closets in my home, one for current wear and one to store for the off-season. I started last weekend with the seasonal change over from winter to spring/summer- which also means the process of purging, cleaning, and evaluating what needs to be replaced. Here's what I noted:
- White t-shirts. Remember, buy cheap b/c they will get tossed every year. Two words: pit stains.
- Pants and shorts are overrated. I am self-admittedly a skirt/dress girl. I hate to wear pants, jeans, shorts...must be those hips I was blessed with. So, I literally keep 2 pairs of capris and 2 pairs of shorts. That's it- I know what I like.
- Shoes/Sandals: toss the ones that give me blisters. Honestly, who has time in their life for those silly pains when there are better ways to treat your feet?!
- DRY CLEAN WOOLS AND CASHMERE. I made the BIG mistake of storing sweaters (and ones I had barely ever worn) without cleaning them first. Those damn moths had a feast. And I ended up paying more $$ to repair the sweaters than I should have. Argh. This year, I learned my lesson.
- Donate to Goodwill and get a receipt. Honestly, I am amazed how much I could write off in my taxes from donations. I happen to be a big fan of the whole "donate and buy new" process...it helps justify my shopping habits :)