Tuesday, January 15, 2013

10% Tuesday: Pulling the skeletons out of the closet

Pin It This first month of my 2013 10% Less Resolution focuses on our bedroom and closets as well as Christmas decorations and books.  I wanted to start with the bedroom and closet because there is plenty of opportunity to purge (at least in my portion of the closet) and I like the bedroom to be a peaceful sanctuary.  It can only be at peace if it isn't cluttered with things I don't wear, items stuffed under the bed and shoes from a day gone long by.  With my husband's help, we also widdled down the Christmas decorations.  It was a perfect opportunity as the tree and decorations were being put into storage. 

Without much effort, we were able to easily get rid of over a month's worth of items - take a look at the tally in the sidebar!  We filled the car to the roof and headed to Goodwill.  I have to admit - it is a much better feeling to purge, purge, purge than it is to pay the credit card bill at the end of the month :)

I'm keeping a Goodwill box in the closet for the time being as I continue to thin out my wardrobe.  I've also started a box to take to a consignment shop.  I've turned all of the hangers around so that I can keep track of which items I'm wearing and which items are just taking up space.  In six months, those hangers that haven't yet been touched will be strictly evaluated and likely sent to the consignment shop.

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Other helpful Closet Organizing websites:

Martha Stewart's Guide to Cleaning Out Closets and Drawers

Cleaning Out Your Life: One Closet at a Time

Basic Closet Cleaning Tips

'If you can't get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you better take it out and teach it to dance.' - George Bernard Shaw

Enjoy your week!

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