One of the items on my 101 in 1001 list is to clean out my closest and donate the clothes I no longer wear. I thought putting it on the list would finally help me motivate myself to do it, but instead the real motivator was the boy. Over his Mardi Gras holiday he decided to clean and his closest, and told me I had two days to do the same, since then he'd be heading to Goodwill. So over an episode of The Bachelor (the one where Tierra claimed she couldn't control her eyebrow), I cleaned out my closest.
Some of the gems found were the dress I wore to my 8th grade graduation, the tank tops I bought for my 10th grade trip to Italy, the going out tops I bought for my trip to England sophomore year of college. There was even a pair of purple pleather pants I wore to my first Backstreet Boys concert that actually started to disintegrate as I tried them on. I'll let you guess which of those items I actually decided to keep.
Just based on the clothes I've listed, I think it's clear that this clean out was long overdue. And while there was a lot of the boy's clothes donated as well, between the two of us there were six trash bags to donate.
I won't say my closest is empty, but I definitely made a ton of room. Although if I really want my closest back, next on the list should probably be cleaning and preserving my wedding dress which is still hanging with the rest of my clothes.
How often do you clean out your closest? Or what's the oldest item of clothing currently hiding in your home?