Monday, April 18, 2016

Did She or Didn't She?

SHE DID!!! Well, partly. I got started cleaning out my closet. No procrastination this time. I spent 4 hours and am 2/3's of the way done. My back hurt from all that bending, but I feel great to be this far along. I'm going to finish tomorrow morning.

Here are the preliminary results:
I even have an empty shelf! Of course, since I have 10ft. ceilings, I can't reach it. I'll probably put some tote bags there. I didn't even go to the top shelves because those are needlepoint pillow that I am saving. I didn't make them, but they are pretty cool---old florals. I don't really know why I'm saving them. Our kids aren't going to want them. In fact, our kids don't want any of our stuff. I've known that for awhile, but just recently read an article about how nobody's kids want their stuff!! I have a lot of things I need to turn loose that I've been saving.
 This is my view looking in to the closet now. This makes me so happy. I did do one more section, but have not photoed that yet.

While cleaning out, I made some discoveries.
 This was my favorite sweater last year. I wore the heck out of it. I haven't worn it a single time this year---somehow, it got buried and I forgot about it. I'm keeping it so next fall when I start wearing it, it will seem like new again. That's what I'm telling myself,
 I've never even worn this. Not my color. Don't know why I bought it. Probably cheap.
 Ditto here. I think I've worn it once, but yellow is not my color either. It's going.
 This posed a dilemma. Should I keep this woolen glove purse or get rid of it. I only use it for when we go to Christmas Village. It's the perfect size for a credit card and some cash. You wear it around your neck like a necklace. I keeping it.
This is the only Christmas sweater I kept. I love pink and green at Christmas---especially since pink is my favorite color to wear. Why am I keeping it---since Christmas sweaters seem to be "out"---because someone always needs one for an "ugly sweater" party. I sort of resent that, but figure it's just my age getting in the way.
This sweater? Apparently I liked it so much I bought it twice!! Really, I didn't know that. But, it's a good thing I did. When I "uncovered" the new one, I was so happy. I was able to get rid of the first one. As much as I like it, it catches on everything and had pulls all over it. Now I have a new one that I can try to be a little more careful with---or not wear jewelry with.
 I have no idea what I was thinking here. It's gone.
These are just some of the bags full of clothes I'm getting rid of. Add about 3 more and you have the whole picture.

Boy does it feel good to clean out! Next to my love for family and friends, organization is my favorite! Chrissy, aren't you so proud of me? (I learned it all from my favorite cousin!)


  1. Yay for you - looks much roomier. We just switched our clothes for the season and I've started pulling out clothes to donate both at the beginning of the season and at the end of the season. We use that backward hanger trick, so it's easy to see what we just don't wear at the end. And as far saving stuff for the kids you are right. The only things I save for them are ones that are dead practical - storage options and kitchen cookware and utensils. Their styles are so much more modern and lean than mine.

  2. Well done on getting rid of so many. My kids don't want my stuff either - and I don't want my Mom's ;)


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