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Only six percent of women wear all of their clothing on a regular basis, finds Talbots National Fit Study. So unless you're part of that small minority, it's time to tackle your overflowing closet! You just need a garbage bag and an honest attitude (optional: a discerning friend and a bottle of champagne).
"Our number one rule: If you don't feel like a 10 in it, get rid of it," Ravich says. Only keep items in which you feel awesome and that you're proud to wear—even if they're sweatpants from five years ago. "We don't say to throw things out simply because they're from last season—just hold on to what you absolutely love, and donate or consign anything that is less than perfect for your body or lifestyle.
"Be realistic about what you wear," Martin says. "A lot of people I talk to make up stories about situations in which they'd wear certain clothes." You know that shirt that you've kept around to wear when you host a Super Bowl party... that you'll probably never throw? Donate or consign it.
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