I enlisted the help of my sister, as I knew she would keep me honest and be ruthless. It took about an hour to go through my part of the walk-in-robe and my 4 drawer dresser. It wasn’t as hard to do as a I thought it would be, but it was an eye-opener.
Since the end of highschool (11 years ago now), I’ve put on about 35 kgs. Most of it while i was at Univeristy (extremely bad diet and very irregular study and work hours), but about 7 – 10kg of it over the past 7 years. People who have been in a similar situation will understand when I say that 1 whole drawer was of clothes that were from 10 years ago, which I was just holding onto.
It was good to get rid of those clothes, as well as others, because now I feel great. There were only about 6 or 7 items which went into the rubbish bin. Everything else (ended up filling 2 x 60 litre rubbish bags) was able to be donated.
The best part of the clean out was that I also found clothing items which I can use for my overseas trip later in the year (keep following the blog, as I’ll start posting about this trip soon) – most of these items I’d forgotten I had so they were great “surprises”. What I thought was going to be a really horrible task, actually was fun and very cleansing for me.
I now have a very small fraction of clothes in my part of the wardrobe (1/4 is mine, the other 3/4 is taken up by hubby’s clothes…), and only have clothes in 3 of the 4 drawers in my dresser. This weekend coming up I will be making a list of what basic items are missing from my wardrobe and then keep that list in my phone for when I next go shopping.
How is your style journey going? Ever found “surprise” clothes when cleaning out your wardrobe?