Last week (I think…this brain medication the doc has me on makes my days and weeks draaaaaag by), I set the goals I want to meet for decluttering my apartment. Some of them, anyway. And they might change. Maybe. Anyway. I have started on some of them!
Saturday was my birthday, so my husband and I went home to visit my parents and in-laws. My sister said she would be home from college for the weekend, as well, so I decided to take the opportunity to go through my closet before we left the apartment. (The first task of the Decluttering Challenge is to turn clothes hangers…I’ve decided to take it a step further and get rid of clothes I KNOW I don’t wear…and THEN turn the clothes hangers.)
I told you that I was having some trouble getting rid of clothes because I’m trying to lose weight? Well, Cori (my sister) is about the weight I was/want to be again…so my old clothes fit her.
If When I get back to that weight, I can just steal back the clothes. =P Anyway, I gave her probably two huge bags filled with clothes (pants and shoes included). My closet space doubled. I’m so excited. I’m fairly sure that the majority of the clothes currently in my closet get worn on a fairly regular basis. Keep in mind that I live in a climate where we have four very distinct seasons, so naturally my sweaters will not get worn for about four or five months. Since I layer my t-shirts and tanks underneath sweaters, I wear them all year round. So, actually, October is the perfect time for me to start this experiment since I’m just starting to wear cardigans and sweaters. I’ll let you know what my closet looks like in a few months.
Anyway, here’s my closet:
Not a great picture, but it doesn’t need to be perfect. It’s just my closet.
Another goal I would like to add after this weekend: I need to find room in this apartment to store my own Christmas decorations. I have about four containers filled with Christmas ornaments that I transfer back and forth between my apartment and my mom’s attic because I have nowhere here to keep it. I am going to make room for this. Somewhere.
ETA: Going through the list, there are a few things I’ll either not be doing or won’t have to do for more than five minutes simply because 1) it’s a non-issue (Decluttering my coffee table? There’s never anything on it, so…done!) and 2) I have no kids. So I may sub in something else that I want to do or maybe just skip over it? I haven’t decided yet. Since TOH hasn’t quite completeed her list, I’m a little hesitant to sub in something of my own. For all I know, it could end up on the list later on down the line. So who knows. We’ll see when we get there. (Which will probably be in two weeks.)