Every month I’m doing a different resolution in the hopes that the resolutions will stick year-round (as opposed drunken resolutions made on NYE). See past resolutions here.
For May, I resolved to clean out my closet. Clothes from my former job as well as winter clothes were wasting valuable space. At first the task seemed daunting, but I came up with a plan. I would make three piles: donate, trash, and store. Obviously the remaining clothes would stay in the closet.
I love donating to Goodwill (and shopping there too—check out THIS outfit), so this pile became full fast. I took one pair out and made some cut off shorts with them--that's about as handy as I get in the clothes DIY dept. Expect to see them in an outfit post soon. Next, I had a few items, like a lonely Old Navy flip flop, that just had to be trashed. Finally, I went through my winter clothes as well as my old job clothes for items that I wanted to keep. Since space is an issue, I decided to try the Space Saver bags. I picked mine up at Bed, Bath, and Beyond for cheap (I had a coupon too!).
WOULD I DO THIS AGAIN? Heck yeah. I need to do this twice a year and it wouldn’t take as long.
NOTES: Having a plan helped. While it took me a weekend afternoon, this project could be spred out—like maybe one day you just get rid of clothes, the next weekend spend a day on just donations, etc.
For June, I am resolving to go on a SHOPPING HIATUS! This includes all clothes, shoes, and accessories. Will I make it? We’ll find out next month...er, next week!