Clothes Closet Clean Out!

Project 50: Clean out my Clothes Closet

clothes closet clean out

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.

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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 to make it look a little better?

The outcome:


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 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?

2 thoughts on “Clothes Closet Clean Out!

  1. OneDizzyBee

    I’ll be tackling this dread task this weekend. We’ve just closed on a house, and will be moving in a few weeks. I took a long, hard look at my closet and then, after I was done hyperventilating and fighting off the urge to curl up in the fetal position and hope it would all go away, I decided I was going to have to make some serious decisions about all the lovely things (crap) hiding in my closet. Does one woman really need 80 pairs of shoes? And what in god’s name was I thinking when I bought “those” pants??

    I commend you. Wish me luck!


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