The Great Fall Clear Out: Clothes Edition

Hello lovelies!! Today I am sharing what I did to go through all of my clothes. This included my purses/bags, undergarments and socks which I do not include photos of. Like I said in the introduction post of the series, I am trying to apply the Marie Kondo method of cleaning out. She suggest to stick to a category rather than going room by room, but my bedroom is my primary focus. I have two closets six drawers of clothing to go through. When you see the after photos you will see that I got rid of a lot. I had 1 bag of purses/bags and 3 bags of clothing. Almost all items were donated to charity or given to friends and family.

Before:

img_1909 img_1910 img_1911Top to Bottom: Closet 1, 2, & 6 dresser drawers

During:

I emptied out both closets and drawers all out onto my bed. I then picked up one piece of clothing at a time and made my piles.

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After:

Once I went through everything. I felt light and accomplished and really love everything that I kept. You’ll notice that you can see everything hanging in my closet, which I really am enjoying. As far as the drawers go, I finally accomplished the task of fitting all of my t-shirts into one dresser drawer. I was also able to go down to 5 drawers instead of 6. (More room for beauty products, haha)

img_1937img_1936Top: Closet 2 Bottom: Closet 1

img_19354 of 5 drawers that now house clothes

Well that is round one of the Great Fall Clear Out. What do you want to see next? Let me know! Have any of you recently done a clear out? I know this is a popular thing to do when spring comes around, but I like to do this a couple of times a year. Subconciously I think that I moving sort of toward a more minimalist lifestyle. That is all for today. Have a great week!

The Great Fall Clear Out

Hello lovelies and happy fall!! The last couple of weeks I have been inspired to once again through all of my belongings. It’ll be something similar to what I did when I first started blogging a year and a half ago. I thought about re-sharing those posts but things have changed. I’ve accumulated more items, some things from my last clear out were considered a maybe item. If I haven’t used those items since then, more than likely they will be given away or tossed in the trash. I’ll break it down into each category and go through everything.  I will show you what I have to begin with, what I’ve gotten rid of and what I’m keeping. That being said I am going to start another cleaning series here.

Be on the lookout for the “Great Fall Clear Out” posts. I’m super excited to get rid of items that are taking up space or that I just don’t love, and excited to make the space for new items. I’ve been hearing the buzz about the Marie Kondo method to living simply. I am not looking to living more a minimalist life but just a way to really find out what I absolutely love and can not live without. So along with this big clear out I’m also going to try and do it using the Marie Kondo method. Have any of you used her method? Do you live a minimalist life? How do you do it? What are your tips? Share in the comments! I hope that you’re just as excited as I am for this series. Have a fantastic first weekend of fall!

Cleaning Out the Closet

As I tackled cleaning out my closet, I had a little bit of a problem. I realized that about 8 months ago I had gone through my closet, and I was brutal. So I knew going into this I wasn’t going to have another 3 bags of clothes to give away. I ended up with about a garbage bag full of clothes plus the very filled bag of shoes that I will be giving away on Thursday. I will be taking you through my process I went through when going through my clothes.

1. I pulled out only a section at a time so I wouldn’t get overwhelmed.

2. I tried on each individual piece that I own with the exception of a few items that I have just wore in the last 2 weeks.

I then asked myself, a few questions as I looked at myself in the mirror.

1. Does it fit?

2. Do I think I look good in it?

3. Is it in good condition or has it seen better days?

The last few thoughts I have before making my decision and it’s an important one ladies…..

4. Do I like this piece of clothing?

5. Have I worn this item in the last year?

6. Will I wear this in the next year?

I have to be this brutal because I tend to “hoard” my clothes. I’ll hold onto things from college and high school. Now, I do have some things from way back then, but I do actually wear them.

That is all ladies! There will be only a couple more posts in the Spring Cleaning Series. What would you like to see as the next series? What will you like to see me talk about next? I welcome any suggestions. Have a great rest of the week!