I’ve started somewhat of a tradition that on both Labor Day and Memorial Day, if I am home, I will use one of the days of that three day weekend to clean out my closet. This means a complete overhaul of its contents.
Note to reader: For some reason (which I don’t mind at all) when people clean out their closets, I am the person to which they deliver their hand-me-downs. It has ALWAYS been that way. On top of that I have a difficult time giving away clothing that is either just a little bit big or a little bit small, because I think that one day I may need it. I offer these not as excuses, but just present them as explanations as to the abundance of clothing I have that I may have never worn due to size and/or style.
So each spring and fall I challenge myself to fill at least one garbage bag full of clothing to give away to Good Will. This Labor Day was no exception. After sending my husband off at 6:00 a.m. for a “long call” day at the hospital, I tackled some general house work mixed with a few selections from my DVR box till about 10:00.
Please Note: This isn’t the most efficient way to clean, but at least you enjoy yourself in the process.
After about three hours at the pool (don’t you love my work ethic), I resigned myself to the fact that I HAD to get this project started. So with a CD full of assorted music about cars pumping through the stereo (I was screening songs for dirty lyrics for work… no really!), I set myself to the task at hand, and I was able to step back from my hard work at about 7pm to reveal a beautifully organized closet and $26!!!.
(I know, there's only $21 in this picture. I took $5 and played BUNCO!)
I exceeded my goal and ended up with 2 boxes (about 8 pairs of shoes) and 2 trash bags full of stuff to take to Good Will. On top of that I threw away a bag and a half of trash. I still feel like I could have done more, but with that having been said, maybe I will take my $21 to TJ Max because my closet is seriously naked!!!
Till Next Time,