While I was at the gym, I thought about cleaning out my closet the entire time I was on the Arc trainer. I strategized in my head and made my plan of attack. Because of the size of our condo, I have 2 smaller closets in our guest bedroom/office. For last night's project, this was extremely helpful. I didn't have to spread clothes all over our bedroom - I just made several piles in the guest bathroom and got down to business with cleaning out.
The images below may scare some, viewer discretion is advised ;-)
The pictures above are of my "work" closet and "everything else" closet. I work in an environment that tends to be more on the business side of business casual. Most days, I wear a suit or a jacket with pants. The other closet holds everything else, including blouses, t-shirts, cardigans, dresses, etc. I usually have a few things hanging on the back of our bedroom closet door and my jeans, shorts, and workout clothes are in bins on a shelf in the master bedroom closet.
I looked at, touched, and/or tried on every single piece of clothing in my closet. It was neat to remember when I got the item, if I wore it for a certain event, etc., but the things I didn't think I would wear or were too big had to go!
(Left: Pile for Charity to look through; Right: One of the piles for Goodwill)
(Everything else closet)
After dinner, I bagged up the clothes going to Goodwill and the clothes that I set aside for Charity to see if she wanted. Then, the rest of the work... I changed out all the hangers in both closets. The "work" closets clothing is on white plastic hangers and the "everything else" closet clothing is on slim Huggable Hangers that I ordered a few years ago off HSN. While changing out hangers, the clothes were ordered in a ROYGBIV type of order. I think that hanging similar colors together helps me put outfits together quicker. Plus, I am anal like that ;-)
So, in one night, I went through 2 closets, resulting in:
- 2 bags for Charity to go through
- 6 bags for Goodwill
- 4 suits, 3 jackets, 4 pants, and 5 blouses for Dress for Success
I feel great about all the work I did. As I said before, I didn't realize the ungodly amount of clothing that I had in my closets. While I cleaned out a lot, I definitely am not suffering for options. Looking forward to finishing the rest of my project this weekend!