This is part of my Swift Decluttering For Clothes.
One reader asked:
Should you keep clothes that still have tags on them?
This is a good question. And it really depends on your situation.
Here are the swift decluttering guidelines, practices, and considerations for keeping clothes with tags.
- Only keep things you love. Ask, “Would I buy this in the store today?”
- Get rid of unnecessary duplicates. You probably don’t need 6 winter coats or 64 workout shirts. But keeping 1 winter coat and 7 exercise shirts is reasonable.
- Your bedroom closet is for clothes that fit and are ready to wear. If you won’t actually wear certain items, they don’t belong in your closet. Get rid of them.
- How much money do you have? If money is tight, keep more clothes.
- How much space do you have? If space is tight, keep fewer items.
- Is it hard to find clothes for your body shape/size? If so, keep more.
- Do you need different kinds of clothes, e.g., work and exercise? The more types you need, the more you should store.
More Decluttering Questions:
I need a plan
- Which clothes I should get rid of? Where do I start? (Here's a plan.)
- I have way too many jeans and T-shirts. How many do I actually need? (2 week’s worth.)
- None of my clothing sparks joy—so what do I get rid of? (Focus on what to keep.)
- How do I create a capsule wardrobe? (Here are 5 perspectives.)
- What's in Stewie's Wardobe? (Here's a list.)
Dealing with guilt
- How do you deal with the guilt of getting rid of perfectly good clothes? (Here are 2 suggestions.)
- Is it OK to declutter nice clothes that still fit me? (Yes, absolutely!)
Which clothes to keep
- Should you keep clothes that don’t fit? (It depends.)
- Is it OK to keep maternity wear? (Of course!)
- Should you keep clothes that still have tags on them? (Maybe.)
- Is it worth selling clothes online? (No way.)
- Should you sell clothes at consignment stores? (Maybe.)
- Are garage sales worth it? (Probably not.)
- How do I know which clothes are worth selling? (The $15/hr rule.)
Decluttering Principles & Practices
- Don’t sell clothes unless you earn $15/hour
- Immerse yourself in decluttering photos, podcasts, videos, & books