Our master bedroom has 2 closets, both of which are mine since Ted claimed the closet in the guest room. Every girls' dream, right?
|(This is obviously not one of those blogs that teaches beautiful organizational skills.)|
To start my closet clean-out, I labeled 3 boxes for sorting the clothes that are coming out:
The 'Transform' box is for those clothes I don't often wear, not because I don't love them, but because there's something just a little wrong with them. But, if I think I can fix that little problem and make them more wearable, then into the 'Transform' box they go! For example, this sweater:
I love the pattern, the color, and the coziness, but from the beginning the fit has not been great. The weird cut under the arms makes me look boxy when I wear it. I found this tutorial on the web, though, and I figured it couldn't hurt to try taking it in myself.
Other projects that made it into the 'Transform' box:
This slip, which is heavenly soft and silky but never gets worn because it's about one inch longer than most of my dresses. Also, the white color really screams, "Hey! I'm wearing a slip!" whenever it peeks out the bottom. So I figure I can hem it myself (doesn't have to be pretty as it will *hopefully* never be seen) and dye it a darker color. Transform!
This old sweater is too short in the torso and too long in the arms, but I have big plans for it:
Since it has a nice pattern on the sleeves, I'm going to cut them off and use them as 'boot socks'. Boom! Into the 'Transform' box it goes.
|"Soon I will be a boot sock."|
So now that I have some projects to work on, let's focus on the "one in, one out" rule as I find a place for some recent purchases...
As with many women, shoes are hard for me to let go of, but here are a couple switcheroos I forced myself to make during my closet clean-out:
|Crocs: Milo's favorite chew-toy.|
|(Those red ones are actually kinda cute, but they're stretched out and fraying...)|
As you can see, now that I'm out of the elementary school classroom, I'm trading out some frumpy flats for some fun heels!
Not every item that came out of the closet had a new item to trade in. Some clothes just needed to go because I haven't worn them in years. And there's a reason they've stayed for years: they're just so hard to part with!
|Oh, tight white pants. We had so much fun in college.|
You made my butt look so good. But 10 years makes
a big difference in the hind-quarters, and I'm not
sure my 30+ butt looks quite the same in you.
In the end, I had a pretty good haul in the 'Consign' box. Step 2 is driving to the consignment shop (once the temperature warms up - it's cold out there right now!). Hopefully some of it will sell, and I'll be able to tuck a little money away for 2014.
Keep your eyes peeled for some posts about the Transformation projects... those ought to be interesting.