The hubs and I went through our clothes and gave away everything that either didn’t fit or wasn’t our style any more. He gave away 1.5 giant trash bag’s worth of clothes plus 5 pairs of shoes. I gave the other .5 and also 5 pairs of shoes. In my defense, I had done a purge maybe 6 months ago… I’m not sure he had done one in the 5.5 years we’ve been in this house.
After going through our clothes I put all my clothes on space saving thin hangers (hubs got to keep his regular plastic hangers). In the end, I think I bought about 200 hangers and had maybe 15 left over. I chose the Real Simple ones from Bed Bath & Beyond and purchased them over a few months so I could use the 20% coupons. The hubs thought it was crazy to buy special hangers, but I really do think it saved me space. There is actually enough room to move the clothes around and *look* at them before choosing it to wear. I also really like that the velvet coating helps the clothes stay on the hanger.