Monday, September 24, 2012

what came out of the closet

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Pulling grey hairs. Journaling. Running. There's something therapeutic about each of these things.

Same with purging your closets.

I thrive on control and order. And that transcends into the depths of my three closets. Each closet is used for a specific season (spring and fall share space). Yes, I wear the same outfits over and over. Why? Because I own way too many clothes. And that in turn means I can hardly find anything in my closets.

So I took time this past weekend to pare down my wardrobe. Did I really need sparkly silver wedges? Would I ever wear the sweaters that barely covered my navel? And after my weight loss, I had clothes that were two to three sizes too big.

I spared no mercy on my clothes. I came out of it with enough stuff to clothe a small third world country. But I didn't think my fellow Filipinos in the homeland needed my wool Michael Kors pants.

So what else came out of my closets?

This.


And then the next morning, I went through what was left in my closets and filled four more boxes.

Now this is what's left.


...along with only one filled closet.

I know it sounds pretentious (and overly indulgent), but living out of three closets is mentally draining. I had to sneak around to grab a skirt or dress because my wardrobe was spread throughout the house, a house that is still occupied by both me and Dad2Amara. Then when I reached the closet I need, all I would see was clutter.

I needed space. I needed order. I needed a less demanding life closet.

It feels fantastic to have less in the house. And I've made new friends - the local Goodwill knows me by name now.

So what's next? Home accessories and furnishings.

I'm getting rid of a lot right now. And it feels awesome. Here's to starting fresh.

6 comments :

  1. Want to come over to my house and do me next?

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  2. fresh, fresh and fresh!

    You sure as hell did one closet purge, that's for sure! I have one closet I'll be going through this week to freshen mine up too.

    out with the old, in with the new.

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  3. That's what I did this weekend too. I love myself a purge. Happy fall :)

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  4. Should you feel the need again soon to buy MORE clothing (don't deny it...you know you thought about it a few times while cleaning closets out)...i know someone that is fun to shop with :) (wink wink)

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  5. Wait - did you get rid of all those great hangers too????

    I hate doing the closet purge but I really need to - and soon.

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  6. Clear closet, clear mind and heart I always say! :) Same goes for my desk or kitchen counter. Good for you!

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