If they don’t fit, why are you holding onto them? If you are actively losing weight, holding onto a size or two smaller is fine; however, if you are only thinking of losing weight, these are not helping to give you an incentive.
What if you are determined to fit back into these smaller sizes? Clear them out of your closet and put them in a box labeled with a date that’s six months from today. If in six months you haven’t gone looking for them, let them go.
Are you holding onto larger sizes just in case you gain weight? Don’t think this way.
If you have a pair of jeans that you hold onto for sentimental reasons, take them out of the closet and put them in a box of memorabilia.
Only if this item doesn’t apply to you … use your 15-minutes of decluttering to get rid of five horrible photographs (print or digital.)
Susan Caplan McCarthy
I'm Susan, a writer and teacher developing a second career as a Decluttering Coach.