Less Mess: Cleaning Out My Closet

"I'm cleaning out my closet." - Eminem 

But really...I cleaned out my closet and it was quite the event. I had a ton of stuff to go through, because much like everything else in my room I held onto everything in the event that "WHAT IF I WANT IT." Seriously, as I've gotten older I like to think I've gotten "wiser." Granted, I don't know how true that is, but I've definitely let go of more and more as I've gotten older. 

The strategy that I used for this was take everything out: color by color, put it in the bathroom and try it on, piece by piece. I wouldn't say that it was the quickest way to get things done, but it's the most effective. By doing this I really had to look at what I owned, and how it fit. If I wasn't happy with how it fit now, did I think that was really going to change in the next month/six months? If the answer was no, it got put on the bed to be given away. 

By hanging all the clothes on my shower rod, I got to see how everything looked and I could see clearly what I had. There were some pieces that I knew right away that I hadn't worn in forever, and that I wasn't going to wear. Those got the boot first. As I went through my clothes, I half watched the Angels vs Yankees game, half watched the kittens roam around. 

All in all, it took about two hours, and I ended up getting rid of 4 sweaters, 8 skirts, 4 dresses, and 26 shirts. So, while it's not a crazy amount of clothes it definitely cleaned up a decent amount of space in my closet, which is what I was aiming for. 
While I was cleaning, my curious kitten Binx (who adores the closet) decided she would hide in the very back behind my winter jackets, little to my knowledge. After I finally finished, I swept the ground quickly to see if there was any little ones. Granted, I didn't see any kitties so I closed the door. Probably about five minutes later, I see little paws coming out from under the closet door. After a lot of cuddles and apologizes (quite the theme here), she couldn't have cared any less and went on doing her own thing.
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