Thursday, February 21, 2013

Cleaning Out My Closest

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?


  1. My wedding dress has been in the closet for over 2 years. I really need to get it cleaned and preserved but I just keep putting it off.

  2. Wow,that's a big donation. I get rid of my stuff and go through them like every quarter. LOL!

  3. Good for you! I just did a minor clean out too! I have one big gap bag to donate. I tend to get rid of things every 6 months or so. If it's been awhile since I've worn it, odds are I am not going to again soon.

  4. I didn't move any of my old stuff like that with me when I got married. but I do try to clean out my closet every so often!

  5. Yay! I'm proud of you. I can't believe you moved across country twice with all of those clothes! :D were there by chance any sweatshirts in those bags? ; )

  6. Looks like you did a really good job.
    I'll be tackling my closet soon.
    I know there are some suits from more than seven years ago before we moved to our rural town. Most of them do not fit anymore. :-(
    My daughter and her friend came over today and we cleaned up the basement with several boxes for her garage sale, one big box to go home with her and numerous bags of trash. :-)

  7. We're moving next month so I've been cleaning out our closets. We got rid of half of Hubby's clothes. I took 4 bags to Goodwill so far.

  8. Whoa! Great job! I cleaned out my closet this weekend, and came away with 2 bags for donations. I try to clean it out at least twice a year. Now I need to convince my bf to do the same!

  9. My wedding dress is still hanging in a closet at my house too! I really should get started on that since we've been married for almost 3 years and have moved twice...woops.