Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Keeping IT Real (Sort of)

I have been talking about cleaning out for several, several, several years. I talked about it five years ago prior to our move, it would have been less to haul and since our current home, so much so Eric doesn't believe it will happen. He's the neat one in our family, he received the clean genes from his father's family. Well, the process began this weekend. I cleaned out my closet.
The before photo, don't want you to get to good of a look.
27 Dresses, 20 Blouses, 14 Skirts and many other items. All going to our St. Vincent De Paul Shop. It really wasn't as painful as I thought it would be. It's only been three days so time may tell a different story. This is the after. Now I need to do the walk in closet, two other closets and the ENTIRE basement. There won't be any before pictures of the basement thou. Oh, thankfully the attic is good. I am very selective in what I bring up there.
I don't feel the need to go shopping to fill the closet, some people say that happens to them. I have just the opposite feeling. It made me sick to get rid of perfectly good clothes that I haven't worn in some 20 years. Yes, some dresses I have had for just over 20 years. I may NEVER clothes shop again. Thankfully, Mick nor my Mom read this blog. I wouldn't want Mick to read about my no clothes shopping pledge & I would not want Mom to see my before closet picture.

5 comments:

lilpoppy said...

Guess you don't need to shop, I see clothes in that closet with the tags still on them.Wish I had the before picture of my basement before I hauled out a truck load. Where do we get it from? Not Mom!!

LA Girl said...

No shopping pledge? I will believe it when i see it!

Mau said...

Awesome! Did you get rid of those semi-mental items I like to bother you about? Hey, my closet's a mess, but it's not clothes! of course, I am not selective about what goes in my basement OR attic. The house should be imploding, soon....

The Mad Tern said...

Don't worry... I'll be happy to pass your no-shopping pledge news on to Mick. PS I heard Mick on Internet NPR. I also heard them mispronounce his last name in the usual irritating manner.

Kristy Girl said...

im not so sure about that clean gene....i guess its hard when Eric has 4,000 pieces of work clothes, 2 bikes, hockey equipment, camping equipment, a fish tank and other things that I can't even remember haha...maybe we'll clean that out someday