Holy Moly. That’s a whole lotta crap.
I just started my closet simplicity challenge. I’ll give you the how-to details in a minute. But first I have to sit here and get over my shock. My disgust. Seriously, I don’t really own that many clothes, do I? I’m not that spoiled am I?
Its about to get very REAL in here.
This is my pile of clothing. Correction: piles. This is all of my clothing, my shoes and my pajamas. The only things not in here are accessories and unmentionables. This is my starting point.
This cannot stay. I long for simplicity for many reasons, but standing here looking at this I feel sick to my stomach. There is so much excess and waste here. I have so much stuff I don’t need. Things other people DO need. I have clearly bought more than I should.
So here’s what I’m going to do. I challenge you to join in with me!
1. Everything from my closet, drawers, boxes and storage containers is gathered together into one spot.
2. I get dressed every day from this pile.
3. Only things that get worn in this next month go back into the closet. If it isn’t worn, it doesn’t go back in.
4. I am allowed to keep ten special items. Items that have sentimental meaning, or are special event clothing, like my suit that I keep for important meetings.
What about seasonal items, you ask? Good question! I don’t know. I think that because we are having enough warm and cold days in March that knowing what I truly wear isn’t that much of an issue. I think I may be hard line about this and not keep anything I haven’t worn, or put things I keep towards that ten special item limit. My intention is to seriously simplify so I think I’ll be tough on this one. But you can make up this rule as you feel it fits for you. My ultimate goal is to end up with a closet that is filled with only clothes that I truly love. Getting dressed in the morning will be a lot simpler and a lot more fun if I am only looking at clothes that I love!
So, are you joining in? Tell me if you are! What do you think about my challenge? Do you have any suggestions of me?