This weekend, I finally tackled something that I’ve been needing to do for a long time – I finally cleaned out my closet.
I’ve had some half hearted attempts in the past year, where I pack away some things that are out of date or torn, but I never truly sat down and thought about what I actually use. My closet was still filled with tiny clubbing dresses (ermigad, the shame), old corporate clothes (that I have not worn in over a decade) and things that were not age appropriate anymore. My closet was a mess. So I gave myself a one ground rule this time: If I haven’t worn it in over a year, out it goes. Of course, there were a few exceptions, like vintage pieces and dresses that have sentimental value (hello, wedding dress!). But other than that….I was being firm. I was in it to win it.
A few hours later, and with 9 Trader Joe’s bags full of clothes to donate, I felt surprisingly light and clutter-free. The clothes I decided to keep fall into two categories – my everyday basics, and fancier clothes for nights out.
It’s been two days now and I am really liking how simple this feels. And also, how truthful it feels. I’m not hanging onto old clothes, like I’m longing for younger days past. I’m a new mom, a young(ish) mom, and these are the clothes I wear.
I hope everyone had a great weekend, what did you do?