Every year, I attempt to sort our house out and declutter. One of our “hoarding problems” in this family of six is clothes, in particular children’s clothes. I don’t want to immediately throw them out when the kids grow out of them as there is often a younger sibling soon to be in need of them.
However, although it’s important that I keep a selection of the older kids clothes stored neatly ready for when our youngest, Isabelle, grows into them, there really is no need for me to hang on to all of Izzy’s out grown clothes. Therefore each season now, I go through her wardrobe and drawers and sort her clothes out to give away.
I also need to go through my own wardrobe and clear out the clothes that I have also, ahem, outgrown or that I just never wear any more. Once my wardrobe has been de-cluttered and only contains my favourite, wearable pieces of clothing it instantly makes me feel better about myself and makes it far easier to find lovely clothes to wear each day.
De-cluttering our clothes can also benefit others. I am going to bring our bags of clothes to our local TK Maxx store and join in with their Give Up Clothes for Good Campaign. Since 2004, the Give up Clothes campaign has raised £22m for Cancer Research UK with £18m invested directly into research into childhood cancers.
How You Can Help Too
Bag up your quality, unwanted clothes, accessories and home ware and bring them to any TK Maxx store.
Your donated items are sold by Cancer Research UK shops to raise much needed funds, or if they cannot be sold, are recycled. All money raised goes directly towards helping beat kids’ cancers sooner. You’ll find permanent donation points in every store so you can give up clothes for good all year round.
What could you give up for good? #Igiveupmy…