The Great Fall Clear Out: Shoes Edition

Hello lovelies! Today I’m sharing with you my shoe collection. If you remember one of my earlier posts was me cleaning everything out including going through all of my shoes. So this clear out will be a short and sweet clear out. Since my last clean out, I have only purchased shoes that I actually needed.  So this is all of my shoes set up on my bed (the only place I could fit all of them in one place).

img_2183In the picture there are a total of 32 pairs of shoes. I was wearing a pair of Nike slides that I wear around the house and found a pair of flip flops tucked away in the corner of my closet. As I was standing at the foot of my bed, I was staring at all of my shoes, and realized I did a very good job of getting rid of shoes the last time I did this. Total I got rid of 6 pairs of shoes.

img_2186All of my shoes neatly fit on my shelf and floor of my closet. I have under 30 pairs of shoes and I couldn’t be happier. As you can see I do have a few holes in my collection. My plan to fill these holes is to shop seasonally and when I can find a great deal. I’m also looking for quality instead of just getting a pair to fill the hole.

Well that is all for today. I hope that you enjoyed taking a peek at my shoe collection. Have a great weekend and I’ll see you in my next post!

The Great Clear Out: Jewelry Edition

Hello lovelies! Today I’m taking you through my jewelry stash. Growing up I was not much of a jewelry girl or girly girl. I was very much a tomboy. I wore studs, gym shoes, a cross around my neck, and my hair in a ponytail. I only wore “nice” shoes to church on Sundays. Never would I have thought that I would have a jewelry box full of jewelry. Most of it I have never worn, and some I kept for that just in case occasion. Let’s take a look of what my stash looked like before.

img_2001As you can see I have a very full jewelry box, an additional smaller box, and some laying on my dresser. I looked thoroughly through everything. I kept only what brought me joy or what I know will be of use to me for a specific occasion. This surprisingly didn’t take me long to get through. I got rid of maybe 25 pairs of earrings, 8 necklaces, 5 bracelets, and 5 rings.

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I didn’t think getting rid of that would make much of a difference space wise, but boy was I wrong! As I started putting everything away there was quite a bit of space. I was able to lay almost everything out clearly. The only items that were somewhat compact were my earrings. Also, I was able to get everything into one box.

img_2113You can clearly see just about all the jewelry I own. Notice that there is no longer the additional smaller metal box. There are no longer necklaces doubled up on the hanging hooks, my rings fit in this box, and so do a few family heirloom type pieces. This is probably the second time, my jewelry has been gone through in the last few years. Something that I plan on doing as time goes by is to invest in pieces that I absolutely love and can be worn as the years go by. Yes, trendy pieces are nice to have for awhile, but as the name suggests, it is a trend. It won’t stay around for that long, or “be in”. Hope you enjoyed taking a quick look into my jewelry stash. This clear out series has taught me some lessons, and has made me take a different approach when I shop. Have a great weekend. See you in my next post!

 

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)

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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!