Sunday, September 18, 2011

Closet Stumbles

The first big hurdle.

For the past few days, I've been going with the plan of tackling one section of my wardrobe at a time. The bad news is that I remembered I had some winter pants in storage, so my final pants total rises by five. The good news is that I culled four other areas fairly successfully.

Dresses: 4 gone, 9 left.
Jackets (not outerwear): 2 gone, 5 left.
Pajamas: 9 pieces gone, lots left, but I no longer need to store off-season stuff in the attic.
Gym clothes: Culled 5 tees and 2 sweatshirts.

Now that may not seem too impressive, but some of the dresses and jackets I've kept are on probation. While I was trying things on, I realized I'd been keeping certain pieces "for nice" which is why they weren't being worn. They are things I really like, so I've told myself I either wear them or they're out. I may even tie a piece of ribbon around the hangers to make them stand out!

Truth be told, I probably still have more sleepwear and gym clothes than I need, but as long as everything fits in one drawer, I'm good with it. Anything that was in deplorable condition or that wasn't comfortable is gone.

So now the big hurdle: tee shirts. I'm talking about solid-colored, short-sleeved tees. I'm starting with the pile shown above, 69 tees. Yes, sixty nine. Name a color, and I have it...even if it isn't particularly flattering. Today's goal is to try on each and every tee and separate the wheat from the chaff. Keeping in mind that I wear these tees to work all year 'round, I am not trying for a super-low number, but if I can cut it to about half, I'll be happy.

Wish me luck!


Paula Jo @ Home and Garden Decor said...

Oh, I know how throwing things out that I've hung in my closet is hard to do, but sometimes I just have to make more room, so I close my eyes and start going at it. You know, once they are gone I don't even miss them.

Anonymous said...

I was astounded at your tee pile!!! It's like a rainbow. I have about 10 and was thinking I needed to stop buying them lol.
You need a crown or something for that collection!


Brie said...

You should make yarn from all of those tees! You could make fun headbands and necklaces and anything you could crochet. Such pretty colors! :)