I decided to tackle my closet and get it all cleaned up and reorganized. I have the smallest closet in the house so it doesn't take much for it to feel crammed and full. Fortunately I keep a rather small wardrobe and although I also use it as my gift closet I do seem to have plenty of room.
|My donate pile!|
Once Christmas is over I find it to be the perfect time to re-evaluate the items I have inside and get things tidied up. I pulled out all of my clothes and as I hung them back up on the rod I looked at them to determine if I still liked them or if they were too worn to continue to use.
I also did the same thing with the four baskets I keep on the shelves that hold the rest of my clothing and my shoes too. I ended up filling a nice sized Vanity Fair shopping bag with items to donate. Along with some clothes I added a set of four pillow shams I had always planned to use in a project, but after 4 years I hadn't so off they went. I also filled up about half of a grocery bag with items too worn or not appropriate to donate.
|Much, much nicer!|
I don't have a lot of shoes and I do wear them all so I lined them back up on the floor and called this project completed. I still have room for a box to collect the items I will use for my daughter's graduation party this spring and another one on top to collect gifts as I get busy and start making new ones to give to my loved ones. Right now the box holds some napkins and plasticware I found on sale as well as foil pans to serve food in from the dollar store.
|One of my 30 bags that will be going to the thrift store|
I took my time spent about an hour on this project. It feels really good to have that big bag of items out of there and ready to take in and donate to the thrift store.