Every time it’s time to swap out the seasonal clothes, I take the opportunity to cleanse and refresh my clothes. Not just reorganize my closet and dresser (although, it desperately needs it!), but take stock of what I don’t wear anymore, what doesn’t fit, and what I’m just not loving. I am actually pretty good at that. And it’s that time of year.
I’ve been seeking inspiration on Pinterest, and pinning some ideas here on a board. Some organization ideas, as well as style. PLUS I’m drooling over one day having a custom closet.
It’s a big project coming up, and may have our room look like a disaster zone while in progress. When I’m getting ready to cleanse my closet, I do the following:
1. Edit – go through my existing clothes and decide to either Keep, Toss or Donate. And I’m ruthless!
2. Reorganize – put the “Keeps” back neatly and smartly, and figure out what I need to tackle those remaining piles.
3. Find new outfits – sort through the final wardrobe and figure out what outfits I have, and what pieces I need to fill in the gaps.
Nothing novel there. It’s pretty much the same process everyone tells you to do.
This time, however, I find myself getting ready to do a closet cleanse and refresh, and debating what to do with my “previous life” clothes. The suits, structured dresses, dry clean only tops… as a Stay at Home Mom, keeping them just doesn’t make sense! I still love to get dressed up, and don’t plan on getting rid of ALL my nice clothes, but do I really need 5 suits?
But, I’m having a hard time letting go.
And I’m normally not like that.
Are you like me? Either getting ready to or desperately need to do a closet reorg? Or, have you already done it? (Lucky you!!!)
Over the next few weeks, I’ll be wading through each step. And I’ll share what I’m doing. I don’t claim to be a genius professional organizer, or an awesome stylist. Just someone who hates clutter and piles. And I love to get rid of things.
Except those 5 suits… I may just keep those.