When to purge older larger size clothes??
learn to sew and take them in or ask your Mum/sister/someone you know who sews to do you a favour
I cleared my closet a couple of weeks ago. I am not ready to give them to a charity shop just yest, but it won't be long before I bite the bullet and send them off. Most are simply too big a size difference to alter successfully. I have had a great time shopping for new clothes and rediscovering some clothes I had kept from previous thinner times. I have dropped from a size 18-20 to size 8-10.6
Just a suggestion for those ladies who have larger size office/business/interview clothes they no longer fit: Dress For Success is all over the world and can help disadvantaged women prepare for new careers and 'upgrade' their lives. https://dressforsuccess.org/
I did this with my size 14's when I worked in banking.10
i get rid of them as they get too big.
canadjineh wrote: »Just a suggestion for those ladies who have larger size office/business/interview clothes they no longer fit: Dress For Success is all over the world and can help disadvantaged women prepare for new careers and 'upgrade' their lives. https://dressforsuccess.org/
I did this with my size 14's when I worked in banking.
Awesome idea...if I were doing this I'd go straight to Dress for Success though. In my naivete around age 30, I tried to do this by donating my nicer items (after weight GAIN back then) to a local women's shelter but I was berated by staff telling me "these women need underwear and sweats, NOT business suits". They had me in tears and it was terrible.3
wenrob Posts: 125 MemberWhen I finally decided to drop the weight nearly nine years ago I was wearing a very tight 20 and realized I was headed into a 22. (In all honestly probably should have been wearing the 22). I started getting rid of the bigger stuff as soon as I was out of it. I have two rules for myself: never wear leggings again (only exception is gym pants but ONLY at the gym) and never keep above a size 10. About four years in I put on 20lbs. I rotated two pairs of jeans and two pairs of capris in size 12 until I got my crap together and dropped the 20+16 more. I got rid of them immediately. As I mentioned in the “pant size” thread awhile back the smaller I am the quicker my size fluctuates so I keep a couple size 10s and a couple size 6s for that 4-5lb up or down. If I ever find myself above that again I’ll have to suck it up and shell out the cash until it’s gone again and I’ll get rid of them ASAP when it is.2
I've got this issue too...the stuff I love that is now too big actually gets tailored...I finally broke down and bought some clothing fusion tape and altered my clothes. I have an old pair of size 20 jeans that I tailored down to a size 14...alas, some stuff cannot be altered and use the item I'm was going to get rid of in creative ways...I've got lots of cloth covered journal covers, bandanas (it's hot here in the summer) and a couple of warm outfits for my chihuahuas.0
Once I am down 2 sizes I have the expensive ones altered and I give away the rest.0
I'm slowly replacing items a few at a time, at Goodwill. I bring a small bag to donate, then shop. Since I'm "renting" the clothes as I lose weight, it makes sense not to spend a lot. Down one pants size already2
seltzermint555 wrote: »canadjineh wrote: »Just a suggestion for those ladies who have larger size office/business/interview clothes they no longer fit: Dress For Success is all over the world and can help disadvantaged women prepare for new careers and 'upgrade' their lives. https://dressforsuccess.org/
I did this with my size 14's when I worked in banking.
Awesome idea...if I were doing this I'd go straight to Dress for Success though. In my naivete around age 30, I tried to do this by donating my nicer items (after weight GAIN back then) to a local women's shelter but I was berated by staff telling me "these women need underwear and sweats, NOT business suits". They had me in tears and it was terrible.
DfS accepts referrals from legitimate not-for-profit and government agencies that work with women trying to enter/re-enter the workforce. And they understand the importance of being gracious about all donations, even those that end up in the dumpster because they're too dirty/torn/inappropriate (!) for working women. In my area, most women don't work corporate jobs so the DfS also accepts/provides medical uniforms, khakis, polos, etc.2
Burn those bridges! I am not planning on being big again. Hell I might go buy smaller clothes I want to wear in the future as a goal.0
Get rid of them now, and make a solemn vow to yourself: I will never wear that size again. If my clothes become tight, I'll face reality that the problem is me not my clothes and work to lose the weight I've gained.
Keeping them is saying to yourself: I know I'm incapable of success, and even though I lose weight now, I'm not going to keep it off. It's a message acknowledging future defeat. Why would you want to send that message to yourself?5
After almost 3 years of maintenance, I have no large size clothing left. EXCEPT I keep one part of size 16 pants (I am now a Petite 6 or 8) so that I can put them on rarely to remind me that if I'm not vigilant, that's where I can return. They are in a bag at the bottom of my closet and I just leave them there as a reminder.1
oops. pair of size 16, not part! sorry!0
hesn92 Posts: 5,967 MemberI keep some pants in case I get pregnant again. Granted It’s only a difference of like 25 lbs between now and my post giving birth weight0
I’ve only lost two sizes, but I’m getting ready to donate because I don’t have the space to keep clothing I’m not wearing. I do feel like it’s wasteful to get rid of them, but otoh I hated the way I looked in them anyway. Hopefully it will keep me motivated to maintain my current weight.0
I think I have just doen my last real purge - All the clothes I have now are wearable and as a result no more than 18 months old (been in maintenance 6 months). Feels good to get rid of the last bits0
I have gotten rid of my larger clothes previously when I lost weight but I never kept it off. This time I have lost 92 pounds so far, 8 to go. I have kept it off longer than ever and have ALL my clothes from size 10-2W in bins. I'm wearing an 8 comfortably right now. This is the first time I've kept it off for an extended period of time and kept my clothes so I'm being a little superstitious about it and refuse to get rid of them. Probably sounds silly and it takes up a ton of space that I could really use. I've been trying to convince myself to get rid of everything above size twelve for a couple months. At least above the 14's but I can't seem to do it... lol1
As soon as they no longer fit!0
Ok.. so my 2 cents for whatever it is worth. I have been up down and all around my whole life as far as the scale is concerned. I never got rid of my heavy clothes ... why? I don't know.... This last time at losing weight, as the pounds came off and the sizes decreased, I got rid of the clothes... FOR GOOD! Why have something you can grow back into. I think it reset my mind to what my new reality would be. Again, just my 2 cents!0
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