Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Out With The Old...

So, it occurred to me recently that I haven't done a really thorough closet cleaning in about, oh... SEVEN years... since I moved into this house. I've straightened, I've reorganized some shelves, I've gotten rid of a few things here and there. But item by item cleanout? Negative. Honestly, it is NOT a job I want to do. My closet takes up a full wall. And it is full of clothes, shoes, odd items, accessories, old photo albums, books and all that kind of stuff.

However, my clothes have been crammed into their section and everything gets wrinkled and then has to be ironed or whatever. And I've lost weight, so a lot of stuff is too big, and I might just be able to get into some of the stuff that was too tight. Time to clean out. Since I really didn't want to take up a full Saturday, I've been spending 45 minute to an hour after work every day this week, cleaning out, trying on, reorganizing outfits and bagging up the discards.

The hangers in the picture above represent clothes that I've got bagged up and ready to donate. And I'm not even done yet. Its a pretty good start. Out with the old -- but going to try to not bring in any new.


  1. Isn't it great to get rid of things you don't need or use. It frees the soul and the closet space.

  2. I have almost no clothes. My entire wardrobe (not including t-shirts, jammies, etc), fits in a small area of a closet. And that is for year round!

    Any plans for the new space?

  3. Wow, that's a lot of hangers! You did great! I love switching my clothes from season to season, and getting rid of the stuff I didn't use and then also get rid of the stuff I wore the season before last that don't fit or can be replaced.