Step Two in my Spring Cleaning process, getting rid of clothes! I try to do this once a year, but I find I usually end up getting rid of only a few things. This year, I WILL get rid more! I have so many things I just do not wear, and it is time they find a new home. I have a lot more storage in this apartment than my previous two, so I keep thinking I have so much room for clothing. This closet won’t be around forever, and it is about time I scale down.
Here you can see my closet is pretty big, but I still can’t fit all of my clothes, that’s how many I have! The front row is the clothing I am wearing now, or stuff that is in season. The back row is fancier clothes and out of season clothes. I love the set up of this closest, but I don’t need to fill every nook and cranny!
The shoes overflow to the hallway outside the closet. I think getting rid of shoes is SO hard. I have a few pairs that are really worn out but I love, so it is hard to say goodbye. I have a few cheap pairs that are really uncomfortable that I should just get rid of to!
This is our ‘guest bed’ but really it is just my old bed that I didn’t want to get rid of because of the storage. It was cheaper to just bring the whole bed than by a dresser to fit everything. Here I store undies, pants, sweatshirts, pajamas and tshirts. These drawers are the hardest to go through. A lot of these things I don’t wear super often, but can’t imagine getting rid of. You’ve got to have the perfect colored t shirt for everything!
The saddest part of my wardrobe, my sweaters. There just wasn’t room anywhere for them, and I didn’t want to buy a dresser. I had this wire rack from a previous apartment and figured it could do the job till I have a real grown up apartment. I am hoping to get rid of a lot of things from here. I don’t wear a lot of these sweaters, and they don’t need to be taking up room.
The first go through, and the bed is now full of clothes to get rid of! A few things that were just too beat up I through out. I am now making 3 piles. Things to donate, things to sell, and things to keep for future child. My mom gave me a bunch of her old clothes once, and even though I don’t wear a lot of them, it is awesome to have. The items I really loved but don’t fit anymore will go to the future. Clothes that are in really good condition but I just don’t want I will try to sell. Clothes that are out of fashion, or not in excellent condition I will donate to a thrift store or charity. Anything I cannot sell will be donated too. I have a lot of clothes that are in fine condition, so I might as well try to get a few bucks out of it!
Pretty much if I didn’t wear it in the past year, I’m making myself get rid of it, which is hard! I have some things I probably haven’t worn in 2 or 3 years even. I am sentimental only when it comes to clothing I guess. If I like something, I will wear it until it falls apart!
I suggest ALL of you to go through your wardrobes. Give yourself a goal to get rid of a certain amount of pieces! I am also going to go through jewelry and purses and get rid of a few things there too, but I think that is going to be even harder! Hopefully my mom doesn’t mind me coming home with a bag full of clothes to store in the attic!
Let me know if you get rid of anything! Spring cleaning feels good!
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