Friday, May 20, 2011

My Closet Makeover

I took my own advice yesterday and cleaned out my closet. It was truly therapeutic. I realized I'm was a clothes hoarder. Don't get me wrong, I clean out my closet regularly. At least twice a year. But....I also shop a lot, and my weight fluctuates a lot. Who new that an extra 10 lbs would disagree with so many of my outfits? Apparently not me, or maybe I really just couldn't let go. Maybe I just knew, soon enough I was losing that 10 lbs and I'd be right back in those clothes. You wouldn't believe how many size 2 pants I found in there. Really, size 2? That's not happening anytime soon, if ever!

They say if you haven't worn it in 6 months you should get rid of it. I disagree and say at least a year so you can get through  and back to the season. Anyway, I didn't take any before pictures, it was too dangerous. Here's how I tackled it. I tried on anything questionable, I separated into a few piles. Garage sale, not mine, and consignment.
 Here is the garage sale pile:
Here is the consignment pile:
Here is the less cluttered final product:
I have organized my closet like this for as long as I can remember. Items are grouped together such as shirts, dresses, jackets, skirts, pants/jeans. Then those groups are organized by color for shirts, size for pants, length for skirts, weight for jackets, and formality for dresses. It may seem crazy or complicated, I didn't really sit down with a plan, it just kind of ended up like that over the years.
Black shirts and jeans:
I feel better :)


Branson said...

Now if only you could come do mine! ;)

Megan said...

It looks SO good!! You are giving away tons of must have had TONS of clothes! Haha. I organize my closet by style and color, too! It's so much easier to find that way!!