It is Spring cleaning time. I’ve been working to clear out the closets. I have had a jacket “problem” for a long time. I had a double closet that was packed with jackets. I kept many of them because I loved them, had worn them in years past and they reminded me of good times and held good memories. I purged the jacket closet several years ago and removed about 25 jackets that flat out didn’t fit. This time was much more radical. I took out 87 jackets. It was painful but there were some that I hadn’t worn in 5 years. They are boxed and will go in the neighborhood rummage sale the first weekend in May. The temptation is that if they don’t sell to bring them back into the closet. But I’ve promised myself that I won’t do that.
Instead I had an empty closet. I had many of my summer things stuffed away in multiple places. My goal was to move all of them into the empty closet and free up space in other places. Ingenious no? Mission accomplished and 2 more boxes of clothes for the rummage sale!
I cleaned out 2 closets including my coat closet and my “fancy” clothes closet. When I finished I had 1 more box and a huge pile of hanging clothes stashed in the basement. Plus I gained a wardrobe that is much easier to rotate with the seasons. I mean, in the jacket clean out I discovered 3 tops that had been in the back that were brand new. I remembered them when I saw them. They are now with the rest in my bedroom closet. I’ll have to wear them soon before winter is over. Of course now that I’ve discovered them spring will truly arrive and they will be too warm to wear! (at least I’m hoping that’s how it works – kind of the same way washing the car in the summer guarantees a good rain!)