When I clean out my closet, I take a day, get everything out of my closet, within reason and get rid of what I didn't wear over the winter or summer depending on the current season.
First, if you are going say, from winter to spring, I pack up what I did wear over winter and get out my spring/summer clothes.
For the items that are a bit too small, (but I plan to get into before that season is past), I think an under the bed bin is good. I want to be able to pull it out and check to see what fits when I do get on program. :)
I read an article in a fashion magazine a few years ago about how to clean out your closet and always have just the clothes you wear at your fingertips, I can list the rules.
1.Take everything out and pile it on the bed or where ever.
2. Put on your shaper or whatever you where under dressy items to try on what you haven't been wearing.
3. As you go through each piece, one by one, as yourself three questions.
- Do I wear this?
- Do I love it?
- Do I need it?