Shoeaholic No More



January 2014



Working on Getting Rid of Clothes

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I put away my Christmas decorations the weekend before last, and I also went through a portion of my clothes. I decided to break up the clothes project. I worked only on the clothes in the dressers this time. Here are the dressers:

They don’t look messy from the outside, now that I have cleaned off the top of the dresser. If you try to open a drawer or two, you will be shocked. Some of them have little “tricks” that you have to use to be able to open and close them, since they are STUFFED to overflowing.

I went through each drawer one by one and only put back what I ABSOLUTELY wanted to keep. Then based on how much room was left, I put away some of the ones I like but are not my favorites. I did try to account for the laundry missing. Luckily, I do laundry on Saturdays and I did this project on Sunday, so not too many clothes were missing.

Here’s what I got rid of:

A few of the items I kept are getting too big due to my healthier choices, but I didn’t declutter them yet. I will be getting rid of them at the end of the season so I don’t have to replace them until next Fall/Winter. This way I’ll be getting rid of clothes but also saving some money by waiting to replace them until next year. If I replaced them now, they may not fit next winter and thus would have only been worn for 1/2 of a season. I also saved a pair of jeans from becoming clutter, for now at least, by repairing the button (affiliate link) so they will have at least a few more wears in them. They were practically new, but they had a faulty button! Unfortunately, I couldn’t return them since they had already been washed and worn when the button was discovered.

I have an abundance of socks. I will be decluttering them by progression, getting rid of but not replacing them as they wear out until I get down to a more reasonable number.

Next up for my bedroom is the closet. I will be getting rid of clothes in there as well as some of my handbags… gulp! I’m nervous about that one, but since I already tackled my shoes I think I can do it!

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Kayla is a mid-20s single girl living in the Midwest, USA. She is focused on paying off her consumer and student loans, while simplifying her life and closet. You can join her on her journey at ShoeaholicNoMore or follow her on Twitter.


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