April 06, 2011

Let's Get Real: Closet Cleanup

I tend to hold onto clothes for a little too long...okay, way too long.  I always like to think that something will come back into style, magically unshrink itself, or that I'll just grow to love it or fit into it someday.  But as much as I hate parting with things, the truth is that it's really annoying to have to sift through the extra stuff when I get dressed in the morning and have my closet filled with clothes I don't like.  So I decided to finally get real, as Dr. Phil likes to say, and realized that I'm never going to wear this stuff and it's time to get rid of it.

I went through my closet and got rid of anything that I haven't worn in years, doesn't fit, or I just don't like the way it feels or looks on me.  And I ended up with this:


Don't let those shopping bags fool you, they were packed with clothing.  In fact, 100 articles of clothing!  To be fair about 20 items were my husband's, but regardless it's still a lot of stuff to get rid of and it felt great!  Almost everything I got rid of went to Goodwill where I received a donation reciept for next year's tax return, but I held onto a few of the nicer things to sell to a consignment shop, on ebay, or possibly a future garage sale.

I mainly got rid of cold weather clothing, but I plan to sift through my warm weather clothes soon.  Have you purged your closet recently?  Any tips you can share?

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