I did it: I managed to reduce the amount of clothing I possess to just enough to be contained in a single side of the closet!
Hooray! No more clothes hangers draped off of the shelves!
I turned the hangers around backwards to better determine what I actually wear and what I don’t of the remaining clothing. By this time next year (I don’t store out-of season clothing–it must all fit in the closet) I will know what I have used and what I have not. What I have not is leaving, period.
The only things that I do not currently hang in the closet are pants, shorts and coats. I hope to thin down my wardrobe where I can hang even these items there to simplify my clothing storage needs.
My sister is getting first crack at the closet gleanings before they get shipped to Auntie’s house for distribution among family and friends. I’m not sure how much she will keep out of the pile.
Oh, yes–and I lost a pair of shoes today. My cheap generic Crocs–the ones I slummed around the house in. After three(?) years of heavy use they finally died. Not bad for a $4 pair of shoes, especially considering the abuse I put them through! Now I debate whether or not to replace them. Since warm weather will be here soon I am thinking that I can make do with the sandals that I have though none of them will work with socks. Those things were horribly ugly, but so handy, comfortable and inexpensive!
I also have the dressier clogs I purchased the other day, but the heel is a bit on the high side for tromping around the house and yard… Time to dig through my box of shoes to see how to make-do….