Thursday, March 10, 2011

Project Simplify: Hot Spot #1

I am linking up to a great blog I love to follow called Simple Mom . Over the next few weeks, she has encouraged others to take on different "hot spots" in our home that need decluttering, cleaning and organizing. Click the link on the right if you want to know more about it and join in.


I was MORTIFIED when I saw what the first hot spot was going to be. I would have been fine if I had to show you a picture of my counter tops, desk, entry, cabinets, etc but my WARDROBE....UGH! It is in dire need of some attention. You may never look at me the same! :)


Here it goes - the before picture


Okay, now that the secret is out that I'm not the tidy one in the family, i humbly went to work not leaving a single item unturned.
Here's my proof:


I went through her strict criteria to determine what I needed to toss, sell/donate or keep. I cringe seeing all those clothes in good condition sitting in my "donate" pile (see below). My idea of a good time is NOT clothes shopping. I'm never the size I want to be, it always costs more than i want to spend, and at the end of the day I'd much rather buy something for my boys than me! Pitching the clothes makes me take a hard look at what is really in there! Many of these clothes hadn't been worn in years! If I was being honest, it was long overdue for them to go. I have to say, after they were gone, it felt great!


An unexpected perk was I solved the mystery of why i never have enough hangers to hang up our laundry...they MAY have been in the back of the closet (and that was only MY side **ha**)
The after shot:

Hot spot #1 conquered!! Stay tuned next Friday for hot spot #2 before and after!

10 comments:

The Starr Family said...

I. am. dying. You cleared the whole closet? What a woman, certainly on a dead set mission! I love it, way to go!

mommablogsalot said...

Great job! It feels awesome to declutter once you've finished!

Nicole said...

Now that I'm a mom, I hate shopping for myself too. I'd much rather buy for my kiddies. Your new closet looks great!

Kelly C said...

It looks great! Good for you for clearing out everything.

wholesomewomanhood said...

Good job! I got rid of a lot of clothes this week too. It feels so nice to get rid of items that I didn't like but kept just in case. :-)

Emily said...

I found a bunch of empty hangers hiding in the back of my closet too. I'm going to blame the resident closet hanger thief...definitely his fault!

You did a great job! I wasn't brave enough to clear the entire closet this time, but it's definitely on my list...at the very bottom, but it's there!

Mary @ A Simple Twist Of Faith said...

Wow! You really did a great job! I am impressed.

Deanne said...

Very nicely done! I have yet to do my closet. I didn't find out about the project until midweek and by then, my family was in the throes of a nasty GI bug. But it is definitely something that I need to do and plan to work on while I'm working on the other areas as well.

Christy said...

Sounds like such a good idea! I've heard of simple mom and should take a look at her stuff. I have to say...my closet is really the worst spot for me too. My husband says he won't dare go in there...it's a walk-in with lots of other stuff in it too.

Angela said...

Great Job Friend! I could not agree more....feels so good to tackle and organize!