Thursday, November 09, 2006

How Much Clothing do You Really Need?

Do you want to save money, be more organized, and know exactly how much clothing you have? Then print this list, grab a pencil, and dig into your closet and dresser.

Let's take it down to the basics. How many outfits do you need, and how many do you now have?


Fall or Spring
  1. Five lightweight pants. ___ pants
  2. 3 - 5 lightweight sweaters. ___ sweaters
  3. One jacket. ___ jacket

Winter
  1. Five pants or skirts or a combination of both. ___ pants ___ skirts
  2. Five long-sleeve tops or blouses. ___
  3. One pair of dress shoes. ___
  4. Two or three sets of pajamas. ___
  5. One coat. ___
Summer
  1. Five dresses, skirts, or shorts. ___ dresses ___skirts ___shorts
  2. Five short-sleeve tops or blouses. ___
  3. One pair of dress shoes. ___
  4. Two or three sets of pajamas. ___
For both Winter and Summer
  1. Five sets of underwear. ___ ___
  2. Five pairs of socks, knee-highs, or stockings. ___
  3. Two - three pairs of dress socks or stockings. ___
  4. One pair of comfortable shoes. ___
  5. One bathrobe. ___
All of these clothes should easily fit into an averaged sized closet and one dresser or chest of drawers. I would suggest that you only buy more clothing when you've worn out something to the point that you are ready to throw it away.

Something in? Then something has to go out. Both your wallet and your closet will thank you.

How many clothes do you have?

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