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.
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.
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 made sure I took all the clothing 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?