Everytime I go home with a shopping bag, my mom would always tell me that I have gazillion clothes in my closet that I don’t wear and need to be disposed soon. Truth is, it is hard for me to let go of my clothes especially ones that brought so many good memories with me.
I was able to connect with Electrolux Brand Ambassadors, Janice Crisostomo-Villanueva and Chef Rosebud Benitez for tips on how to choose clothes that I can let go and donate.
Yes, I am lucky to be part of the Electrolux Save & Share Blog Series. It is a web series where 10 of the top entertainment and lifestyle bloggers in the country get to ask Electrolux brand ambassadors Cheska Garcia Kramer, Chef Rosebud Benitez, Chef Bruce Lim and Mommy Mundo’s Janice Villanueva about creative yet effective ways to save household expenses and sharing blessings to others. You can read about my first post here, where I asked Janice and Rosebud on tips in buying washing machine, and in here, I asked Cheska and Chef Bruce for tips on how to remove stains.
Keep on reading to check out what Janice and Chef Rosebud got to say about letting go of old clothes..
It has been said that clothes are extensions of ourselves and that a lot of our favorite pieces carry with it a lot of great memories. This is one of the reasons why some people find it hard to let go of clothes. What are your thoughts on this? Have you ever donated something very special for you? If yes, how did it feel to give it away?
Janice: I am a very sentimental person and I find that the clothes of my children are the one that’s hardest to part with. In my attic I have a plastic box of clothes that hold memories. It contains Coby’s fave baby onesie with paw prints, Zach’s skateboard tee and Reese’s first little dress. One box is good. I used to have a box per child, but one year I decided I wanted other kids to make use of the clothes. As hard as it was, I chose just a few items per child and gave away the rest. Sometimes, I take pictures of the items just to remember them through soft files
Chef Rosebud: I’m pretty sentimental with all my belongings so I can relate to how most people can’t
let go of their old clothes and would rather they keep it for themselves. But over the years, I’ve earned how to let go of material possessions already. Like when I first started donating my clothes, I just realized that there are so many people out there who can actually put my old kept clothes to good use. I don’t need them anymore anyways so instead of it rotting away, I chose to give it away to those who are in need.
I agree with keeping a soft copy of the picture, or probably doing an OOTD before letting go of your favorite clothes. I would just think that my old clothes would be better worn by those who need warmth than having them occupy wasted space in my closet.
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