I have to confess...I may have a cleaning list but that doesn't mean I always follow it to a T. One of my projects that have been on my list for a year (since I switched jobs) was to clean and downsize items in our closet. I have several things I have not worn or have shrunk (I grew!!). Twice a year I take some of my nicer clothes to a resale shop in Norman. I lazied around and didn't take my summer clothes this year so I knew I had to get on the ball to get my winter clothing there.
I have recently had two inspirations or fuel to my motivation: (1) BooMama's Before and After she blogged about and (2) I committed to a charity to pick some items up at my house this coming Monday. So I first started with my closet (I had no idea this was what BooMama did until I just clicked over there a few minutes ago to get her link)! You have to know the closet space in this house is absolutely ridiculous. We totally missed that fact when we bought this house. My closet is so incredibly tiny. I did not take a before picture because it was absolutely, without a doubt, 100% pathetic!! Clothes were everywhere and items were stashed in there. Sweaters were unfolded. It was just in disarray. It got to where I didn't realize what I had and even forgot about some items.
There is a show I've watched on cable and I just cannot remember the name of it. They go into two rooms and take everything out onto the lawn and sort it according to Keep, Sale, Throw Away. I tried to do a similar thing:
I started my project on Monday during some football and I just now finished my closet at 10:15 PM Friday night. Note: I did do work at commercials while watching Biggest Looser, The Office, 20/20 special tonight, and the debates. So I was not constantly at it. Which is unusual for me. I hated dragging this out and having things strewn everywhere but it was definitely something that required a ton of time. Plus how could I miss those shows!!!
My small pile to donate from my closet went from this:
I just started thinking of things I did not need or had not worn in 1-2 years. Plus I weeded through some of Bryan's clothes and miscellaneous household items as well.
Here is the final picture of my closet. I still need to go get a tote for my sweatshirts but trust me, this looks way better. I can see the floor now. Can I get some sympathy, Please!! You can bet if we move one major requirement is for the master bedroom to have a HUGE walk in closet!!! My dress clothes are squished in there.
Next week I will have to iron and take the clothes to the resale shop and hopefully make some extra cash!!
I'm excited for this weekend. Whitney, Katie, Jesse, and I are going for a brief visit to Granny's and then I'm coming home early to go to the OU game with Bryan!!!!! Yes, you read correctly. We are attending a football game together!!! Yippee!!! We are meeting and sitting right next to Brooklyn and Jorge.