The Six Month Rule

Whenever I read about closet cleaning and 
clothes editing it always involves the 6 month rule.
I think its BS. If I followed that rule my closet would
be like totally empty. I bet yours too. In fact I do not 
know anyone who actually sticks to that.
Burgundy trousers Valerie Bertinelli - Pink lace top Forever 21
If I stuck to that rule, the trousers would
not be here today and the top would
have been given away 5 years ago.
Sure I'd love to free some space in the closet,
just not like that - besides, almost everything
in there I bought with my hard earned
money ...

Burgundy flas Isola - Brown tote bag Coach
So, the 6 month rule ?
I don't think so.

Do you follow the 6 month rule ?



Cute blouse :)
Maria V.

Dressed With Soul said...

I clean my closet at least each 6 month but don't give every away in this context :) I bought it as you already mentioned from my hard earned money ... How good you don't follow this rule as I love what you wear here!
xx Rena

Mica said...

I like the pink and burgundy together! :)

I don't follow the 6 month rule either - or with my recent pregnancies I'd have nothing left in my wardrobe, my weight's gone up and down and so not everything fit to get worn in 6 months!

I am thinking about trying the hanger trick(turning them all around, seeing what's unworn at the end of a year) when I'm fully back in my normal wardrobe - but as a guide, not as a strict rule for what should stay and what should go.

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Sheila said...

Nope, I don't follow that. I do the backward hanger trick, however, to evaluate what I'm wearing and what I'm not, and it does help me pass along items I've gotten tired of. I think the 6-month rule is good for someone whose closet has gotten out of control, just as a tool to help them see what is "dead" in their closets. I don't think it applies to those of us who are very conscious of what's in the closet.

LyddieGal said...

Preach Lorena!
Nevermind that half my closet can't even be worn 6 months of the year, somethings I know I want and like, but just don't get worn terribly often. I tend to get very emotionally attached to things as well and yes, I spent a good deal of money on them, and I know even if try and consign I will only get back a few dollars of what I paid.

I do however think that the very popular bloggers, especially those with very popular Poshmark accounts follow the 6 month rule.
Chic on the Cheap

Chronically Vintage said...

Hear, hear! While the see the merit and logic behind it, I don't usually live by it in the slightest either. I do like to give my closet a thorough once over periodically though and am more often to let go of pieces that haven't been worn for years, especially if I've never been wild about how they fit.

xoxo ♥ Jessica