Thursday, June 9, 2011

Retirement Means a Whole New Wardrobe

Senior Thursday

As we age, our lives and needs change. Retirement is one of the biggest changes in your life. Not only are you home all day, but you are wearing different clothes now. No more business suits, dressy blouses, or ties. Your wardrobe is now jeans, tees and loafers.

So what do you do with all those clothes? You don't need them taking up precious space in your closet.

You'll want to keep a few items for special occasions, but you can safely get rid of the rest.

Go through your closet and decide which are your favorite pieces. Look at the rest. Are they in good condition? Then donate them. If they are stained or ripped, then discard them.

If they are designer clothes, you might consider selling them. It all comes down to how valuable your time is, and how much money you need.

Tune in next week for resources on donating/selling your clothes.


Celeste said...

Just a thought, I read that Goodwill will take torn items, etc because they can sell the fabric to scrap dealers to be made into rags or recycled in other ways.

Michelle said...

Thank you for the information, Celeste. So readers, if you don't use your old clothing for your own rags (cottons are great for cleaning!), then give them to Goodwill. Your one item may only be worth pennies, but those pennies add up!