Yesterday I spent the afternoon with a wonderful couple and their three kids. Lindsey hired me to help her husband go through his clothes and organize what he wears. She felt like he was lost when getting dressed, whether for work or going out.
In any closet edit the one of the questions I ask about every article of clothing is "do you wear this?" Responses to the tune of "I didn't know I had it" or "I haven't ever/ in a few years" means it needs to go. Lindsey's husband was holding on to stuff because she bought it for him, and she was buying him stuff because it was a good deal. This combination of true love and frugality can only turn out one way...
I present to you the donation pile.
When your closet gets to the point that you have more swimsuits than shorts, you never have to wear the same pair of jeans twice in a month, and you can't see what you own, something has to give. Thankfully, we created five bags for donation, two bins of seasonally inappropriate clothes, and recycled about one hundred dry-cleaning hangers. Our day was officially done!
My suggestion to women of the world, stop buying things for your husband because you think they need it. I promise when they are down to their last dress shirt and all the buttons have fallen off their pants, with replacements no where in sight, they will let you know they need more clothes. At that point you can go crazy, have a heyday. Until that happens, spend the money on yourself!