7 Signs You Should Clean Out Your Closet


We’re all guilty of it – cluttered closets full of clothes and shoes, some of which we don’t even wear.  So why not clean out your closet and make room for the pieces you really love – and get some of your money back too?

So what are the signs that it’s time to clean out your closet?  We’re sharing seven signs, and if you can relate to one or more, you should probably get started.

You Haven’t Worn An Item In A Year

If you haven’t worn an item of clothing in a year, you probably should get rid of it.  All four seasons have come and gone, yet you didn’t find a reason to wear it once.  

Recycling your item through consignment or donation will give your clothes a chance to be treasured by someone else instead of taking up space in your closet.

You’re Looking For A Way To Give Back

If you’re eager to help others but don’t necessarily have cash to donate or time to volunteer, why not donate your unwanted clothes and shoes? 

You can donate through Style Reruns, and your donated items will be shared with local domestic violence shelter victims.  We give unsold and donated items to women that are leaving traumatic and abusive situations, often with just the clothes on their back.

Your donations really can make a difference in people’s lives. Whether you choose to donate through us or one of your own local charity organizations, you can give back by cleaning out your closet.

You Haven’t Cut Off The Tags

If you have items in your closet that still have the tags attached, you probably made an impulse buy.  Whether it was a great deal or it just caught your eye in the moment, you obviously don’t love it.  It’s time to get some of your money back by sending it in for consignment.

Make room in your closet for more of what you love and will actually wear.

new dress with tags

You Have Duplicates of Staple Wardrobe Items

Do you really need 5 black t-shirts and 3 pairs of denim overalls?  If you have favorite pieces that you tend to buy over and over again, it’s probably time to clean out your closet.

It’s hard to pass up a good deal on a favorite staple, but it’s something you really don’t need.

Get rid of duplicate pieces by donating or selling on consignment.

You Just Bought New Clothes Or Shoes

If you just went on a shopping spree, it’s definitely a good time to clean out your closet.  

For every item you add to your closet, commit to removing one or two.  This will keep your closet in check.  

Make room for your new treasures and donate or sell your gently-used items.  

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You Can’t Find Your Favorite Top Or Jeans

If your closet is so full that you can’t find your favorite pieces, it’s time to clean out your closet!

A dear friend (I won’t mention her name) has clothes so packed in to her closet that it’s almost impossible to find anything.  She ends up wearing what is easily accessible, and the rest of her closet just collects dust.

If you can relate, get to work going through your wardrobe and making a point to get rid of some things.  

An added bonus – you’ll probably find at least one item that you love and forgot about! 


Cleaning out your closet is a bit of a chore, but there are so many benefits to doing it.  We’ve given you the reasons you should consider it – now it’s time for you to do the work.

Style Reruns offers consignment for your pre-loved items with our Closet Cleanout program.  All you have to do is send us your new and like new clothes and shoes, and we’ll take care of the rest.  

We’ll process, style, and photograph your items, then add them to our website for sale.  Once your item sells, you’ll receive a percentage of the final selling price, putting money back in your pocket.

If you’d like to earn some cash for your pre-loved items, just send an email to consignment@stylereruns.com with your name and address.  We’ll send you a Closet Cleanout bag at no charge.  Fill it up and drop it in the mail.  There is no money due upfront.  For all of the details about Style Reruns consignment click here.


We add new fashion items everyday to our online thrift shop.  Find something you’ll love to add to your closet today.

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