It is Fall - the perfect time to purge your closet. If you are anything like me, you get antsy with each new season ... excited to wear your new and not-so-new clothes for the season. The problem is, when we add to our wardrobe, sometimes we forget to take away. A few months ago, I mentioned the importance of being realistic with your wardrobe. A good rule of thumb is to purge twice a year - in the beginning of Spring and in the beginning of Fall. I had dinner with a friend last week and this topic came up. She shared a fantastic idea with me - one that would be a no brainer for those who are afflicted with "I know I will wear that one day" syndrome.

Start each season with all of the hangers in your closet backwards. Each time you wear a piece of clothing, the hanger then gets turned around. At the end of the season, it's painfully obvious what's being neglected in your closet. Those backward hanging articles of clothing need to go! Do not hesitate for a second to take them out of your closet immediately and find them a happy home (a friend, goodwill, a shelter). What's departing from my closet, you ask? Those aqua slacks I'm not sure why I thought I needed. The tan pants that show all the lumps and bumps I work so hard to conceal. The pink cords with buttons all the way down the sides that are so fabulous, but so wrong for my rear end. And the list goes on..... Time to be honest, ladies and gentlemen. Purge, purge away.

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