Cleaned my closest.

@saundyl (9686)
Canada
January 30, 2009 6:53pm CST
Well today i started my decluttering process. I spent most of the morning trying on pants and tops and all my clothes disposing of those that are WAY too small or much too large. Keeping those that fit and putting the ones that were a tad bit too snug in a check in 3 months box (since i'm working on loosing weight and being successful so far) I ended up taking out 3 garbage bags of clothing - coats summer clothes winter clothes pants tops. Then a rubbermaid tub of check laters. There were also a few that i just tossed due to stains and tears. I think my closet and dressers are sighing with relief. Have you cleaned your closet lately?
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@palonghorn (5483)
• United States
31 Jan 09
Not only my closet, but my dresser, and off season clothes I had stored in the attic. I think I have ya beat though lol. I hauled off 6 or 7 large garbage bags of clothes. I dropped them off at one of the clothes drop boxes they have set up near where I live. I also had another motive for cleaning out, since me and my s/o are parting ways, and I'll be moving to another state, I was not going to move a bunch of clothes that I no longer wear, or haven't worn in the past year or two. Plus I had bought some new clothes while on Christmas vacation in Texas.
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@saundyl (9686)
• Canada
31 Jan 09
wow that's alot. I did my dressers too (which was all my pants) and my offseason clothes were in a rubbermaid tub which i just finished going through. Yay for donating things! I'd hate to throw this all out.
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
31 Jan 09
I'm afraid to. I used to be able to see the back wall of it, but now I'm not even sure it's there anymore.............I don't want to get lost, unless of course I ended up in Narnia. That would be cool.......................LOL
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@saundyl (9686)
• Canada
31 Jan 09
I took a pic while i was doing it...it looks like my closet exploded!
@saundyl (9686)
• Canada
31 Jan 09
closet explosion! - my closet exploded today!
oups my picture didnt go where i wanted it to!
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
31 Jan 09
Oh my! Exploded alright. Got any size 6's in there you don't need anymore? LOL
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@SomeCowgirl (32255)
• United States
31 Jan 09
We haven't cleaned out our closet lately, but we probably need to as well. We've gained weight, and are trying to lose it so I think your system of check fit later will work for us. We should also do this for our drawers as well, lol.
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@saundyl (9686)
• Canada
31 Jan 09
I hope it fits later!
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@SomeCowgirl (32255)
• United States
1 Feb 09
I hope so too, if it doesn't I guess it will be hand me arounds, lol.
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@saundyl (9686)
• Canada
2 Feb 09
i love getting hand me downs.
@mansha (6301)
• India
31 Jan 09
I have been postponing this for a long time now, I know mentally all thof them which I should get rid of but if I chuck them out I alos know I will be left with just four or fie of good ones and living in a place where I am right now, I have no good shops to restuff my wardrobe so I am just letting it be and mix-matching and wearing anything. I have to go home to my parent's home and to my own tailor before I can go and rearrange and sort my cupboard.
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@saundyl (9686)
• Canada
2 Feb 09
I put it off for ages...it was at the point though where there was so much that didnt fit that i couldnt put everything away.
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@mansha (6301)
• India
3 Feb 09
Its the same with me and that is why I am not putting anything away.
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@eagle_f15 (2052)
• Malaysia
1 Feb 09
Yep I did. I just reorganized my closet and also gave away some clothes. Its good to re organize the closet plus other cupboards in our home every now and then so that we don't hoard stuff
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@saundyl (9686)
• Canada
2 Feb 09
I try to do it once or twice a year...i cant be a packrat like my grandma was!
@noniefam (284)
• Indonesia
1 Feb 09
i clean all my house everyday such as my bedroom, living room, kitchen, bathroom, closet, cupboard, shelf, everything. cause i dont want any dust stay in my house
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@saundyl (9686)
• Canada
2 Feb 09
I find cleaning is different than decluttering and getting rid of unneeded things. I clean my house all the time too but i rarely take the time to downsize the things i store.
@Sillychick (3279)
• United States
31 Jan 09
The last time I cleaned out my closet was when we moved- quite some time ago. It really needs to be done. I also have plenty that I could get rid of, give away, throw away, etc. I am really bad about hanging on to things 'just in case.' I really should just get to it and get rid of everything I don't wear or that doesn't fit. I'll get to it.... someday.
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@saundyl (9686)
• Canada
2 Feb 09
The last time i had really done ALL of it was when i moved 5 years ago. I'm bad for the same type of things!
• Philippines
31 Jan 09
the last time i have cleaned and de-clutter my closet was before the new years day. I promised myself that I want to start the year with a clean and neat closet. As of today my closet is still neat and i can easy find the cloths that i wanted to wear. I have learned something from your sharing like having to group together clothes that can fit me well or i have out grown. like you i plan to lose weight so i still need those clothes as I lose weight. thanks for sharing. A neat closet is really a relief.
@saundyl (9686)
• Canada
2 Feb 09
It is a releif - i walk into my room and go oooh the drawers are closed it so neat in here. Makes the rest of my house seem sloppy.
@dropofrain (1168)
• India
31 Jan 09
Yes I did clean my closet last week itself. I can never take out my clothes out of my closet. I always feel that they will be someday or the other useful to us. I have actually taken a pledge that I will keep it clean this time and wont let it get cluttered this time. I am arranging my papers this weekend. So the process of decluttering is going on.
@saundyl (9686)
• Canada
2 Feb 09
Its an ongoing process eh. I have a hard time with clothes...other stuff I dont have near as hard a time. Especially my favourite clothes I wear them til they fall apart.
@GardenGerty (117970)
• United States
31 Jan 09
I have hit and miss done this since just before Christmas. I also organized my shoes, putting them in boxes to store them and to help them stay good looking. I am never completely finished, but some things just have to wait for the right day for me to toss them.
@saundyl (9686)
• Canada
31 Jan 09
ohhh shoes i need to do those too! I dont think i'll finish totally theres always something broken old or needing to be replaced or tucked away somewhere forgotten.
• United States
31 Jan 09
I have two closets and I clean them every now and then.
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