I pledged to not buy any new clothes. Running shoes and bras were excluded. I didn't really need anything, based on my closet and didn't buy anything UNTIL my neighbor invited me to a charitable event at Chico's in October . . . I purchased a sweater set and shirt. Then when I vacationed in Florida, I purchased a black sweater and black skirt from the Black& Whilte store. Although I had pledged to not buying anything . . . I only purchased 5 items . . . so I feel pretty good about that.
The clothes in the closet were piled high - they were jammed packed - they were on the floor - they were put away in plastic storage containers under the bed and in the closet - they were packed into the dresser. These next pictures are embarrassing - but I need to show you just how bad it was.
|stuffed to the gills|
|shirts and sweaters on upper rack|
|skirts and jackets on lower rack|
|sweaters and sweatshirts stuffed on shelves|
|and last but not least -tee shirts, shorts, shirts piled high on a small table and on the floor|
Here is a summary of what was pulled out of my drawers and closet. I admit there are still too many clothes left - but this is a good start. I also have to consider that we have extreme seasons in Wisconsin and the sweaters that I wear in the winter to stay warm - have no use in the summers.
|During the cleaning process|
|Clothes and bags on the floor|
|The finished closet - upper rack with shirts|
|Lower rack with sweaters, skirts and jackets|
|Shelves that previously were full to the brim!|
|Table is now visible|
|All stuffed into 8 kitchen garbage bags!|