Sep 3, 2008

Cash in the Closet!!! - September 2008

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,
Bon Voyage!


Kristin said...

It is always so exciting to find money left in pockets of clothes! Glad you exceeded your goal!

sara waynick said...

you are hilarious. finding hidden money is exciting, whether it's $1 or $50. love it, haha! next time i'll be happy to take some clothes off your hands... you're small like me. hehe.

In Response to the Everyda Mundane... said...

you're goofy as all get out!

In Response to the Everyda Mundane... said...

oh did you get that counter thingy?? pretty cool

Sarah :) said...

I have often thought of sticking $20 in my coat pocket when I hang it up in the spring just for the thrill to find it when winter comes again.

Mano Rennt said...

LOL nice blog entry. I share your "problem" of being a pack rat at times when it comes to clothes (yeah. I've said "i'll use them later" and later hasn't arrived yet :) hahahaha).

But finding money left in clothing you haven't seen (or wear) in a while, is sooooooooo cool :)

Now you can buy us lunch tomorrow :) LOL

Kevin said...

The real question is:
Where did the $26 come from?

The money fairy?
Carried there by ants from the nightstand?

Any thoughts?

Will Ragsdale said...

I recently cleaned out my closet and found some old baseball rookie cards. I feel this is relevant.