What should I get rid of?
As you bring out each spring and summer garment, you'll see if your taste has changed, your size has changed, or if something looks old and tired and just doesn't flatter you any more. Unsure if something fits? Try it on now, not when you're dressing one morning in a hurry. Let it go if you don't love it. Replace it with something new that fits you as you are today.
Benefits of getting rid of old clothes
Remember, it's always a win when you let go of something. Donating to a charity like Goodwill or The Salvation Army helps others and is tax deductible. For your more valuable items, take them to a consignment shop for some extra cash to buy yourself something new.
Items in disrepair
Anything that's stained, ripped, or missing buttons is just clutter until it's mended. Drop it off at your tailor, seamstress or dry cleaner right away. If you plan on fixing it yourself, I commend you, but set a deadline. If you don't meet it, then take it out for repair. It's easy to bit off more than we can chew. Focus on the huge victory of a clutter-free closet instead of the smaller victory of doing smaller tasks like sewing yourself.