On Monday, I posted about my reluctance to clean out my closet. But once I got started, I really got into it. I was ruthless!
Here is my stuff to get rid of:
The black trash bag and Spongebob bag are getting dropped off at Goodwill today.Brown bag labeled Trash: self-explanatory, I hope
Victoria's Secret bag - 6 shirts from my old employer. I'm giving them to my friend who still works there.
Brown bags in the back - 1 is maternity clothes and the other I'm going to take to a consignment shop.
And here are my results:
The shelves are organized by size, since I'm still losing baby weight. The bottom shelf is what I can wear now, the middle shelf is the next size down, and the top shelf is my goal. I did thin these clothes out to get rid of things that I knew I didn't love and that never really looked right on me at any weight/size. When I reach my goal weights, I will have to go through these again to try on and re-evaluate fit and style. But at least I know not to even try the clothes on the upper shelves or else I will just get frustrated. same with the tops hanging below - those are all my "Mediums" which I really can't wear yet, either. The maternity clothes will stay there for now, until I find someone to give them to. (Pretty sure I won't need them again, although that's what I said after the second baby).
|Drawer - Before|
|Drawer - After|
|I got rid of enough shirts that I now have an empty drawer. Now the challenge will be to NOT fill it back up! |
I learned a few things along the way:
1. I tend to buy things on sale, even if they don't look great on me. I will NOT be doing that anymore. If I don't love it, I won't buy it.
2. I hang onto clothes for way too long. I had shirts with holes, stains, seams coming apart...things from 12 years ago. I don't wear them, but for some reason I have a hard time letting go of "things" - especially my clothes. I will be working on that.
3. I'm so much more motivated to lose weight now, because I want to hurry and fit into my cute smaller clothes. I now have a visual of exactly I can wear, hopefully within a few months!
4. A clean, organized closet is so much calmer than a chaotic one. It's only been 1 day since I've organized, but I feel so much better knowing that I can just walk in and throw anything on.
Looking forward to next week's hot spot! In the meantime, maybe I will do the kids' closets...