Happy Wednesday Friends! At last, we have fall weather here in Texas and it seems every time the seasons change, I vow to give my clothing closet a much needed purge. Unfortunately as I've shared before, closet organization can be a challenge for me...
Am I the only one or can you relate? Last January, I set out on a mission to conquer clutter in my home, once and for all! Armed with the fresh motivation a new year brings, I reorganized my Christmas storage and turned another cluttered closet into an office nook for Etsy shipping. While I was pleased with the results from these projects, my momentum slowed down indoors as the demands of the garden took over outdoors. By July, I realized the year was more than half over and both my pantry and laundry room were in desperate need of some attention. I gave each a makeover and just in time, before my house was flooded by a burst kitchen hose in August! Despite the lengthy process of cleaning up after the flood, I have managed to keep the clutter conquered with the exception of one closet--my clothing closet in the master bedroom. With the need to accommodate some thicker, warmer clothing and barely a few months left in the year, I decided the time had come! So here's where I began, with this overcrowded jumble....
First, I removed all of the clothes that were no longer in season and stored them in under the bed garment bags.
Next, came the hardest part for me...P-U-R-G-E! I don't know why I always have the thought, "But, I might wear that again...!" This time, I answered myself, "Nope, you haven't worn it--it goes!" Can you picture me talking to myself in my bedroom?! I was just weary enough of the mess and lack of organization that I was ruthless. I divided the clothes into two groups: consign for resale or donate. By the time this is posted, the donation bags will be donated and I hope to have an appointment with the consignment shop!
I probably removed a third of my wardrobe and I probably still have more than I need. My plan is to remove an item anytime I add something new. As I sorted, I organized by color. My friend Carly, who is a rock star when it comes to clothing organization always does this, but I never have. She will be proud of me and I am feeling pretty good about starting the holiday season with an organized wardrobe!
Remember to stop by tomorrow and link your vintage treasures and repurposed projects at Vintage Charm! See you then!
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