As I've entered the last month of my no-shopping challenge, I've been thinking about how one can determine how much is enough or how much is too much, especially when it comes to clothing. Here are a few rules of thumb I've come up with:
1) 80% of your clothes are too much. Most people only wear 20% of what they own.
2) Anything hidden in an attic or basement that isn't part of your regular seasonal rotation.
3) Anything you have stored in an off-site storage facility. If you've had to move it out of your house and are paying a monthly fee to store it, it's too much.
4) Any piece of clothing that you've owned for some time and still has the tags on it. Face it, you will never wear that item.
5) Anything that isn't used at least once a year. This applies mainly to holiday items such as punch bowls, turkey platters, Christmas trees, etc.
I think by following these rules, you'll be well on your way to decluttering your life and enjoying what you own.