Monday, June 14, 2010


I've come to grips with the fact that I just need to get rid of some (tons of) JUNK! I've got too much of everything. I think that we as a nation just tend to hang on to stuff for too long. For now I'm just going to focus on my family, ha! I hang on to so much stuff that I think I'll "need" someday, but in reality most of it has been sitting in boxes in our garage, or in a closet for a couple of years with being used once. So I've decided to launch Operation Simplify in this little casa that we call home.  I am a bit overwhelmed with beginning this task that I've put before me, so I've decided to start small, baby steps right!?

What better place to begin than in my own closet? I don't wear a third of the clothes that I have hanging in my closet. I think that I've always felt like I needed quantity over quality when it comes to wardrobe. The older I get the more I realize that just isn't the case. I tend to only buy myself things that are either on super clearance or are sold at inexpensive stores (Walmart, Ross, Melrose, Burkes, Agaci etc.). The problem with this theory is that I very seldom LOVE my clothes, not to mention the fact that they just don't last. It's so strange I have no problem spending money on Mr. Wonderful's clothes, or any of the munchkins, but when it comes to me I just can't do it! So I decided to purge my clothes, you know get down to just the clothes I actually wear (amazing concept, huh?!). There were clothes in there that I hadn't worn in years for various reasons... (ok so maybe I can't fit into them anymore!) but we're just going to say that they're no longer my style.

 Here are some photos of today's accomplishment! (Oh and in case you're wondering the tiny clothes pictured do NOT fit me... they belong to my youngest munchkin!) Now I have an excuse to run to our local Goodwill (with 3 stuffed bags to donate)!! The best part is just to step back and say...Ahhhhhhh!

Next I'll tackle hmmm maybe our bathroom cabinets?! Eventually my entire house and garage!

Purge, Purge, Purge


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  1. You go, girl!

    This is probably definitely something that I should consider doing, although I can pretty much tell you now that it's NOT going to happen anytime soon. And, please pull me up on your bandwagon when you're buying finer clothes. I can't seem to convince myself that quality rocks over quantity!

  2. J.E.A.L.O.U.S! So clean and organized. I need to do this, too.
    I came to same conclusion... that buying better quality pieces that are classic is worth it. Sometimes I close my eyes when I hand over the cc for those nice pieces, though! When I want something "trendy" for a season, I hit up Old Navy or Steinmart.
    You are my hero. I want to do this soon and then have a swap party!

  3. That really is a wonderful feeling. When you finally clear out all the clutter and get down to basics. I do the same thing. Spend more on others, then skimp on myself. Such is life! Thanks for dropping by today and leaving your lovely comment.