Project 50: Clean out my Clothes Closet
Not all my Project 50 activities are adventurous out of the box epic journeys. This time I just dove into the darkness of two very messy closets. Time for a clothes closet clean out.
This has been a long time coming. Observe my TWO clothes closets. I have a closet in my office room (former bedroom area) and I have the double rack in the guest bedroom.
I’m not a clothes horse! I don’t really follow fashion! I dress pretty much for comfort. So why do I have two closets full of clothes? And other junk?
Obviously this is something that needed to be done. I know there are clothes in these closets that have not been worn in over five years. The office jacket for instance. The size eight jeans. Yes I would like to get back to that size, but it’s been a long time.
I’ve read about the Konmari method but have not read the book. I guess I could hold up each clothes item and see if it gives me joy, but I don’t have that much time. The first round is going to be an evaluation of:
1) When is the last time I wore it? Over one year ago? Pitch it
2) Do I like wearing it? If no, pitch it. Even if brand new. I can’t be responsible for what other people gift me. Can I add some embroidery patches from https://www.thecheapplace.com/categories/embroidered-patches to make it look a little better?
Each closet took about one hour. It was a no brainer on about 99% of the clothes. It was either “yes, I still wear it-still like it” or “don’t like it-pitch” “haven’t worn in over a year (more like more than two or three years for some items!” I wavered on only a few pieces. There are four clothing items Christmas gifts which are getting a bye-but if I don’t wear them this year, they’re gone!
Why on earth did I wait so long to do this? Ennui, laziness. I’ve made it a point of wearing clothes to work this week that I haven’t worn in the last six months. Although I now have the urge to go out and buy some new ones. I know I am not the only one like this. It took me so long to sort out my wardrobes, but before this task was complete, I was already thinking about buying new clothes. Just in case I ever get this lazy again with cleaning my wardrobe, a friend of mine recommended that I look into sites such as https://keepsafestorage.com.au/ to consider renting out storage unit. I never thought of this as a way of clearing out my wardrobe, but it does seem like a good idea. Maybe if this ever happens again for some reason, this would be my choice of method instead of spending hours doing it the way I did before.
I also got rid of about ten purses and six pairs of shoes that have not been used in over three to four years.
I am definitely planning a shopping trip soon, my wardrobe is looking very bare now and I feel like it is time to treat myself. My friends have even been convincing me to speak to a personal stylist in Toronto to help me find the perfect outfits to suit my body shape and size. I am looking to book one in the near future with my best friend, so I will get back to you on how that goes. I have heard brilliant things so far!
However, I needed to do something with the clothes I have now decided to part ways with, I made sure I took it all to a donation box so they were swiftly out of the house. Voila! Another Project 50 goal done!
When’s the last time you’ve cleaned out your clothes closets?