I recently went through a cleaning spree of my apartment. People who visit my apartment exclaim at how neatly everything is kept, so they roll their eyes when I say I need to clean. While I might not be a messy person, I do tend hold on to things longer than I need to. I realized this when I recently discovered a pair of pants from my college days (they still fit – woohoo)! This prompted me to dig deeper into my closet (and find some gems and not-so-gems from years past) and finally make the decision to purge some of my clothes and shoes.
This checklist I discovered on Pinterest provided me with my spring cleaning mantra. For me, the most important question from this list is whether I use a clothing item regularly. I found that the answer was no for a large number of clothes I own. I had outgrown some clothes in both personal style and size. Others were tops I thought I could carry off but just can’t. As difficult as it was, I put these in the Donation pile. When it came to shoes, I ultimately parted with 17 pairs! Getting rid of so many was daunting, but was much needed! Many of them were cute, but frayed at the soles or not practical for the office or walking around DC. I think I was hoping some shoe fairies would come fix them at night….Alas that did not happen!
While the closet cleaning process was time-consuming, I felt so accomplished at the end. I now have a more organized closet and more space….which I can fill with all the new clothes I buy! :)
Do YOU periodically clean your closet? What is the hardest thing for you to part with?