Monday, April 26, 2010

Spring Cleaning

This past Sunday was cold and rainy. The perfect day to stay in and clean out my room.

I've been meaning to do this for a while now, but life, and my laziness, got in the way. I was determined to finally clean out this weekend.

I was able to get rid of a lot of clothes. 2 black garbage bags worth!! I just have to take them to a clothing drop box. Even though I got rid of so many items, my closet still seems to be really full. Granted in a better order and I can see everything, but I feel like I have too much still. There were some items that were in the "maybe I will wear this again" pile. I just couldn't part a nice item of clothing that still fits, even if I haven't worn it in over a year. I did tell myself though that if i don't wear it at least once before the fall it WILL go bye bye.

There is also a lot of work clothing that I bought forever ago when I was on the job search. My office is super casual so most of these have never seen the light of day. Including a very nice suit with the tags still on them. I saved these because I plan on donating them to Dress for Success. I love the concept of them and it's nice to know that my suit could help a person get a much needed job. I just need to pack them up into a box so I can mail them away. Once I do that and get rid of the maybe's come fall my closet will look really good.

I also tossed a bunch of old makeup, old receipts and papers that I didn't need anymore, shoe boxes, and other items. That filled up one giant garbage bag and I can officially look through my desk drawers without having a panic attack!!

It felt soo good to do this. I was on such a roll that I changed my sheets and washed my comforter. By the time I went to bed I was in my own little place of peace and tranquility.

Do you like to clean out your closets or do you tend to hold onto items forever?


Karen said...

I am a bit of a hoarder. I save too much with the hopes of needing it again some day or because I feel it is sentimental. But purging feels good.

erin - heart in ireland said...

need to go through clothes soooo bad!

so moving at the end of summer will be good for me!

Rachel said...

I have sooo much trouble getting rid of clothes, because I used to wear things for years and years. But I have gotten rid of so much clothing in the past year that don't even remember half of what I had. I don't know if that's a good or bad thing.

I actually also have a lot of nice work clothes that have never seen the light of day due to getting a job in a super casual office. Do you know if there's a dress for success location in Jersey?