Ahhh, it felt so freeing to rid my closet of clothes that I hadn't worn in years. I had khakis from college, shirts from Forever 21 that were easily 4-5 years old (how those weren't all ripping at the seems I don't know...). I had dresses that I bought & only wore once & a zillion "sleep shirts" or "workout shirts" that just needed to be tossed. And the underwear drawer... That one got a major overhaul! I easily cleared out half of its contents! Anything dingy? Gone! Socks missing their other half? Trash! Now I'm left with only things that I want to wear.
Less really is More. It's now much easier to look through my closet for outfit combinations, since I no longer have old clothes cluttering up the space to sift through. Believe it or not, it takes less time to put together an outfit because I can go right to what I'm looking for & not stumble over old items.
And now there's the cleaning rule. Do you know about the cleaning rule?
My sister told me about this & I think it's kinda brilliant. For every 10 pieces of clothing you get rid of, you can buy one in its place. Or, for every 5 pieces of clothing you get rid of, you can buy one accessory. I'm happy to report that I cleared 70 items out of my closet (not counting the underwear drawer, that all went straight to the trash)! Wow, that seems like A LOT. But trust me, I still have a lot that I kept, too.
So in honor of me starting my new job this next Monday (yes, that's right, I accepted a new job & with a great company!) I'm going to use my allowance of 7 new pieces to add to my closet! Actually I kinda cheated already & bought a blazer, two dress shirts & a cardigan from Nordstrom Rack the other day. Okay, I can buy 3 new pieces now! :)
It doesn't look like it, but I swear there are 70 things here!
All donated now :)