I’m sure like me you’re all super tempted to lay around in sweats and old t-shirts all day during this time of social distancing and quarantine. After all, I’m not seeing anybody. Well, except for the occasional trip to the supermarket or zoom calls where only my upper body is exposed.
But if that’s all you’re wearing, what about all the other clothes hanging in your closet? To me, it seems kind of wasteful. Here’s what to do about it:
Now is a great time to go through all your clothes and purge some stuff. It’s pretty satisfying to finally take out that old pair of jeans you thought would come back in style and free up some space. In this stressful time, hopefully a deep clean will take your mind off of everything.
Sell or Donate It
Consider calling a local shelter and seeing if dropping off clothing donations is still an option. If you have a friend who wants some of it you can also pass it on to them or even do a swap. Just be sure to be safe and keep social distancing if you choose one of these.
Online thrift stores are still currently operating, so try selling some clothes for extra cash. You can even do some shopping too. Pay attention to any guidelines that have currently and be cautious with packages/delivery.
I’m sure you’ve heard it by now, but quarantine is a great opportunity to learn new skills or practice your old ones. Whether it’s sewing, cutting, or rinestoning, try flipping your old clothes to make something new.
Also to limit waste and save the time, stress, and money of trying to purchase paper towels/napkins, use old clothes. For example, cut up an old t-shirt and use it as a rag. Just wash and reuse it over and over.
For both of these things, you can always search on Google or Youtube for a DIY clothes flip project.
This probably doesn’t sound appealing but hear me out. If you’re working from home, schooling from home, or basically doing anything from home, still take the time to get dressed each day. I’m not talking about a full pantsuit; but a comfy pair of jeans some days or even a cute top and leggings will suffice.
In a professional setting, the more put together you look, the more respect you’re subconsciously given. I don’t think in most cases not looking somewhat put together will have negative repercussions, but the alternative could have positive effects.
Getting out of sweats can also help in your confidence, productivity, and help in maintaining some sort of routine at this time.