There's no better time to clean up your wardrobe then after having a baby. That said, any time is good for cleaning out your closet. It's a little rule of mine that nothing lingers in my closet that makes me feel bad. And there are plenty of things you can do with these old clothes before they end up in the garbage.
There are about a million ways to repurpose clothes. You can easily make children's dresses out of tops by just sewing the sides smaller. You can make pillow cases or bags for your shoes out of old T-shirts. Track pants that don't look flattering anymore can become make-up remover pads... Sweaters become stuffed animals... Let your imagination run wild, or if you lack inspirations, google it and you are sure to find many a great project with your old rags.
There are always people around who are very happy to receive clothes. If you don't know anyone personally, there are charities who sort these clothes and send them to people in need.
You are not the only one with an illmatched wardrobe. Seek out friends or family who have the same problem and swap clothes. You can even make a little party out of it, invite friends with their boxes of hand-me-downs and then have an improvised fashion show.
Find a good second hand store and make them your friend. You can even make a little money off it, which can add to your new wardrobe. If you don't have a secondhand store nearby, there are some of them online, too.
If your clothes look really tired/unfashionable, but they still fit, keep them for the dirty jobs. Maybe you want to paint the house, work in the garden... better use your preloved clothes then your new ones, right.
If your old clothes are really really dirty/smelly/torn, they are still not ready for the trashcan. Cut them up and use them as rags for cleaning etc.
What do you do with your old clothes? If you feel I've left anything out, feel free to add it in the comments!
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