A lot of it has to do with the fact that I have been out of shape for six plus years, bearing our beautiful children. So I do get some points added for that, right? I mean, who wants to go shopping and spend money on new clothes when your weight is up and down like a roller coaster for that long. Not me, obviously!
So, the whole kid thing is done. Our family is complete. The years of having the baby weight excuse are long gone, Matthew is two and a half. So, were does that leave me? Oh, yeah, closet disaster and major intervention needed. I knew it needed to happen, it was just a matter of doing it.
I knew exactly who to ask to help me make it happen. My Plato's Closet dressing room buddy! Yes, we always ask for the large dressing room. Two reasons. One, our massive pile of clothes to try on will not fit in the smaller dressing rooms. Two, how lonely and boring would it be to try on clothes alone? Seriously. It just becomes a hassle and trying on everything takes longer, because we have to come in and out of our dressing rooms to show each other for outfit approval! It just makes sense, to us anyway!
A few weeks ago, we entered the closet in need.
One of my excuses for not doing this sooner, is that I now have the space to store all my hideous old clothes. But, being blessed with an amazing closet does not mean I should keep the clothes I bought at goodwill when I was in high school. Yes, it pretty much was that bad.
My most commonly tossed item was my ridiculous amount of solid colored shirts. Specifically black! Black hides a lot!
|I purchased this fleece when I was fifteen from our church. I love the memories I have of the church I was raised in, but do I really need to harbor this hideous fleece to reminisce? I think taking out the old photo album will suffice!|
We were laughing so hard, I was crying!
I didn't even care what was thrown away. I told Heather if she thought it should go, add it to the pile. I wasn't looking!
|Time to make a trip to Goodwill and give them back their clothes!|
At one point she said, "I can't believe you moved across the country with all of this!" I knew she was thinking, "all this crap," but she doesn't swear, so she stopped her sentence short.
Yeah, I know, it's bad!
|Look at all those empty hangers!|
So now my oversized closet looks even more oversized, actually it looks pretty pathetic! Time to go shopping!