I’m still at it – spring cleaning is moving right along at our house. Lets start on closets…
One thing I’m doing that is working well, is only working on it while I’m motivated. Once I start to get weary about making choices I leave it for a while and work on something that demands a different type of brain power.
What a mess! I’ve avoided this space for a long time. This closet ends up being the place where we put orphan items – things that have no home.
It’s also home to several sizes of clothes that no longer fit me. Can anyone relate?
I finally decided that if I lose weight I’ll buy new clothes, and Dan agreed, so here we go.
As I sorted through things I made a pile of what I thought I should get rid of and what I should keep. Then one of my daughters came up and confirmed my choices. I only kept two items that she thought I should get rid of, but she put a couple things back in that I had in the giveaway pile. This process was a great help to me.
These are kitchen sized trash bags and they are all stuffed as full as possible.
I still have a couple of areas to work on, but I’ve made a huge dent. I’m glad to be passing on things that someone else will be able to use. I think this will take several times of purging before I get it down to only what I wear and need.
With this verse in mind, “Let all things be done decently and in order.” 1Co 14:40 KJV
my ongoing plan is:
• To work with my daughters to put things together so I know what skirt goes with what shirt and accessories, and what looks best on me. We’ve done about four sets and it really helps to get ready, especially on Sundays since I have my go-to outfits.
• I also have a Goodwill bag handy and anytime I put something on and decide not to wear it – again – I will put it right in the Goodwill bag.
I’m hoping these simple steps will prevent me from keeping more than I need or wear.
Stay tuned – next is the front closet. Jackets, jackets everywhere!
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