I’ve been participating in Project Simplify at Simple Mom for the past three weeks now to
force encourage myself to reorganize and declutter some of the most cluttered spaces in our house. I took some time off from blogging to clean and declutter and I sort-of accomplished my goal. Things never go as smoothly as I want them too and we’ve still got some work but we’re making progress.
On to the photos. I worked on our entryway closet which was packed full of winter things strewn about. (How do these things happen?) Since it’s been unseasonably warm here this spring we were able to put away our snowpants and boots early. :)
Onto the master bedroom closet. Which really isn’t all that big, and I’m pretty sure the clothing spawned all on its own over the winter. (See the stuff falling out of the hanging “organizer”?) Before:
Now, I must admit, I haven’t taken my spring and summer clothes out yet and the hamper was in the laundry room at the time, but isn’t it (sniff!) beautiful? And that pink plastic bag at the top of the closet in the before picture? That was my wedding veil. It has been in that bag for almost 8 years. It finally got a home of its own, a lovely cloth box I picked up at Target.
I have such a hard time parting with my clothes–I’ve got shirts from junior high that I still wear (I know!). So I decided that in order to simplify a little, I’m going to ask my mom to make me a t-shirt quilt with some of the school t-shirts I love but shouldn’t really be wearing anymore. We made one for my husband a few years ago and he loved it.
So, My (Just Established) Guidelines for Getting Rid of Clothes.
–If I haven’t worn it in a year, I’m getting rid of it.
–If it’s older than
sin five years, I’m getting rid of it (unless it’s a great piece of clothing I constantly wear).
–If the color looks bad on me, I’m letting it go. I’m reading Color Me Beautiful’s Looking Your Best to find my “right” colors!
–If it’s stretched out, it’s going.
–If I have too many of them (think t-shirts again), it’s going.
I ended up with three bags of clothes to donate as well as a number of things I just had the pleasure of throwing away.
How do you decide what clothes to keep and which to get rid of?
Shared at: Project Simplify
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