You know what I have a really hard time letting go of? CLOTHES. I know, it’s weird but for some reason I just don’t like getting rid of them. I literally still have clothes from high school (keep in mind I graduated in 2007). I just like the idea of having choices, and in my mind I think “I may need this for a certain occasion”, but then they sit…and sit…and are never worn (are you nodding your head with me? whew, thank goodness I’m not the only one). These clothes take up space, and right now we don’t have much space to work with after having a baby. (our baby’s “stuff”took over the house!)
So, what suddenly motivated me to finally get rid of these clothes?…Well, after having a baby I came to the conclusion that my body has formed let’s just say “a new shape” (I wouldn’t change it for the world though!) So basically some of my clothes just don’t fit the way they should, and it’s time for them to go! I thought what a perfect time to clean out the closet with the start of a new season. I didn’t go out to buy fancy & expensive organizational tools. I made it simple and catered to what works for us. I’ll share some ways I organized myself to make it a little easier. Really, it doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive.
I know we all want that “fancy” closet, but sometimes it’s just not possible, but having an organized closet IS possible.
So, my challenge for you this week is to focus on your bedroom closet and get rid of those clothes you know you will never put on again. New Season, New Closet. If you didn’t wear that tank top or those shorts this past summer, well sorry to say but you’re probably not going to wear them next Summer. Get Rid of It! (just a little support, I know I need it!)
Simply Cleaning Out the Closet & Organizing
I am so lucky to say that I had the best helper with this project. Johnny turned about a 2 hour job into almost the whole afternoon. 😉 He’s such a great helper.
Supplies: garbage bags, permanent marker, space saver bags, shop vac, and a handy helper (optional: trays & plastic container drawers)
Most importantly, don’t forget to have your favorite music playing in the background. Johnny chose the toddler radio station on Pandora!
Getting Organized: I used a permanent marker to label the bags: donate and trash
- anything I wanted to space save I put in a folded pile on top of a space saver bag, that way I knew I needed to space save it later.
- then I took the piles from our top shelf and sorted through them
- once I was done with that I went through my hanging items
- finally I went through my drawers containing undergarnment items
- we use plastic storage bins and I just placed them inside of our actual closet (we don’t have a dresser because it just takes up too much room)
Don’t Forget to Take a Break if You Need One
Johnny sure needed one!
Remember to Make the Most of the Space you Have
- I used 7 small trays that I bought at the Dollar Store to help with keeping the folded clothes organized, and then I placed them on the top shelf (I put a stool in the closet to help with taking them down)
- the clothes I space saved I put on top of the container drawers where there was “hidden” space (usually I space save the previous season’s clothes)
That’s about it, nothing fancy, but I feel so much better with a clean & organized closet. Don’t forget to either donate your clothes or sell them at a local consignment shop! I chose to donate!
So my challenge for you this week is to tackle that bedroom and get rid of those clothes you know will never be worn again. Don’t think about when you may wear them, just get rid of them! If I can do it, then I know you can! 🙂
Ready, Set, Go!
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Wishing You Well,
Happy Wife, Happy Mama, Happy Life