This is definitely more than a 7 day exercise. I started clearing my closet on day one. What I didn’t say was that it was just one of many that need uncluttering. And then there are the sock and undie drawers. Stuffed to overflowing and something had to be done.
I emptied the sock drawer.
Inserted an organiser.
Put back only socks I knew I would wear. The thick colourful ones are a necessity for English winters. And on a chilly summer evening. I started with 54 pairs and 17 odd socks. I now have 24 pairs in the drawer.
These did not make the cut. I plan to donate them to Socks and Chocs, a charity that helps the homeless.
Seriously, do I need 24 pairs of socks?
Then onto the undies (no photos of those you will pleased to know).
The suck you in to give you a flat tummy that make you faint, went straight into the bin. I am fat, these will never make me look thin. The shabby ones also went into the bin. The rest were sorted by colour into an organiser. Bras, the ones that I have not worn for over two years because the fasteners have broken – binned. I have kept some I rarely wear, just in case. Just in case of what? No idea. This uncluttering is hard!
Inspired, I went through the baskets. I have one for tights. People who know me well and read this blog, how many times have you seen me in a dress and tights? I did sort them and the ones with holes in were binned. I do wear dresses sometimes. In the summer, with sandals. And for interviews. And they may come in useful. You never know.
A basket for thermals. I can justify those. Victorian house that is cold. My current workplace is a church, my office is the vestry. It is cold in there in the summer. Yup those thermals will be needed.
Sarongs and scarves in another.
That did not fit on this.
I wear scarves ALL THE TIME. I don’t of course, but one day they may come in useful, all 30 something of them.
I then colour coordinated the dress closet. My 31 year old wedding dress is hiding in the plastic covers. There are a couple of items that still have the label attached, that I have never worn. Bought many years ago from Planet and Monsoon. Too gorgeous to part with. As is the beaded evening dress from Monsoon. None fit me of course. This is the year that I will lose 4 stone and wear them. It is.
So the de cluttering is going well. As you can see.
At least the bed linen is organised (all 10 sets of it).The extra duvets and electric blanket? Did I mention a cold Victorian house? This my husbands side of the wardrobe. He too did the socks and undies exercise with me, in that he sorted his, not mine, obviously.
Still, there is a long way to go.