It is the first day of Spring and what better way to start the season than with a Spring Cleaning post! Spring arrived in the Central Valley of California back in February. But I figured I would wait to do Spring cleaning until today. This last week I purged my closet. (EEK!) This was a very scary and hard process. My wardrobe was well suited for Colorado, not so much for the warmer weather of California. A purge was necessary. And my closet was as good as any spot to start.
1)thrift store donation
2) resale shop
3) think about it
The last one was noticeably huge and I had to go through it a few times to justify a few items. (yours will probably be too if you haven’t purged in a while)
Then I pulled all my long sleeve tees out of my closet. I wore them for the month of December and January and decided to keep my favorites and store them in a tub with all my cold weather layers and donate the rest.
I also sorted through all the dresses in my closet. I have quiet a few really dressy dresses that honestly I haven’t worn since we lived in Texas. (yeah totally time to get rid of them) So, I am taking these to the resale shop, hoping to get enough credit for a denim jacket. I also purged my coats…I have a lot of coats. But honestly haven’t worn ANY of them since moving here. When it was it’s coldest I just layered up with my Spyder or Patagonia jacket. So, these are going to the resale or the thrift store. I did not get rid of all of them, I simply kept the ones I used most often in the past and saw myself wearing in the 12 months.
I don’t have a ridiculous number of shoes. And most of them have a purpose and are very distinct. So I didn’t get rid of too many but I did get rid of the ones that cause blisters and I haven’t worn in a while. If I am going to wear them they need to be comfy and stylish.
How long has it been since you purged your closet of unnecessary and unwanted items?