|Whaaa....??? Is this a closet or a scene from Hoarders?|
|What you see when you open the door. You can see why|
I'd occasionally rather hide out in a sewer than go in there.
|Turning to the right, you see the lovely view of a currently empty dresser|
and a vacuum. Among a few other things.
|The far back corner, where shoes and hangers apparently go to die.|
Sigh. As you can see, I have a HUGE job ahead of me. On the bright side, the clothes are already purged and organized. Here are just some of the items I took to the consignment store:
|I actually got ride of half my clothes, most to consignment|
but some to be donated. Half!
Here's where living a simpler life and being frugal really become one goal. Without all those extra clothes, my closet will be neater, more efficient, and more attractive. Yes, it was an emotional moment when it came to giving up my old business suits. But I haven't been to any sort of professional event in over four years. It's time to suck it up and decide that if I ever need a suit I should go buy one that's in style. (Just between you and me, I did keep one suit...shhh). And, since I can consign most of what I don't need, I'm making money to go toward those Student Loans, Dave Ramsey style. So I'm using what I have, shedding what I don't need, and making money to boot. Meets my goal of simple, but it also meets my goal of frugal.
You may have noticed from the pictures of my closet (if they didn't burn your eyeballs out), that my clothes were only half the problem. I caught my husband in
I'll be showing you the finished result of the Great Closet Clean-Out in the next couple of weeks, so stay tuned! Hopefully the 'After' pictures will justify the utter humiliation of the 'Befores.' If they don't...please lie and tell me they do.
P.S. I'm lovin' --and I do mean LOVIN'--the Linky's at Decorchick's Real Messes Linky Party!