Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Me and Eminem. We Are Cleaning Out Our Closets.

Typical conversation in the Mossey household:

Hubby: What is taking so long?

Me: I don't have anything to wear.

Hubby: You have a closet full of clothes.

Me: I know. But I don't have anything to wear.

Anyone else have this problem?

I have a large walk-in closest and most of this space is mine, along with an entire closet in our spare bedroom.

And all this space is filled with clothes. Lots and lots of clothes.

And DO NOT even get me started on the shoes. So may glorious, strappy heels that I used to wear for work, but I know that ship has sailed.

(Let's all take a moment of silence for the shoes.)

Clothes that I had when we first got married. Clothes that I wore when I worked. Clothes that I wore before kids. Clothes that I wore when pregnant. Clothes that I bought because I liked them at the time but now just sit in my closet.

These clothes are not being worn. They are just hanging there. Collecting dust.

As a reminder of my glory days? As a reminder of spur of the moment bad purchase? Who knows?!

The point is that it's time for them to go. 

Me and Eminem. We are cleaning out our closets.

I dove head first into this project. So far, I have taken 4 large trash bags full of clothes and a giant bin full of 20 pairs of shoes to Goodwill. (I know. This astounding large number of shoes may be upsetting to some. Go ahead. Take a minute.)

Seriously, what good is it doing in my closet? Answer: Nothing. So, I'm giving them to people who could use them.

All of the above mentioned things taken to Goodwill are only half of my walk-in closest amount. I know. It's insane. I still have a lot to go.

Cute suits for work? See ya!

Strappy sandals? Adios!

Clothes worn before I got married? Why are you still here?!

Maternity clothes? Don't let the door hit you on the way out!

In the end, I'll be left with the stuff I actually wear which will probably be my momiform of long sleeved t-shirts and jeans. 

I think I have 27 striped long sleeved t-shirts. I'm no fashionista but I'd say that it a crap load of striped shirts. Next purchase, I'm going to try and think outside of the box. Or outside of the stripes. Hahaha! Get it?! Because I said stripes instead of box.



As for future purchasing, I am going to give the purchase some serious thought before I buy it. Can I wear it with at least two other things in my closet? How often will I wear it? Do I love it, not just like it? What is the cost per wear (i.e. the cost of the item divided by how many times I wear it)?

Anyway, the point is that I will only have clothes in my closet I will actually wear. That's the point isn't it?

Up top, Eminem.


  1. Hey there Michelle!
    Just wanted to stop by and thank you for linkin up with us on Thursday for the Linkin with my ladies hop! So great to see new faces!
    Hope you can join us next week as well.
    Have a great weekend!
    Dysfunction Junction

  2. I am not a clothes person. I'm a minimalist, so I regularly get rid of things. I'm cheering you on. You'll feel better with less stuff. I hope it brings you joy and freedom. Best wishes as you keep working on it.

    Happy Sharefest. I hope you have a lovely weekend.

  3. Stopping by from SITS Girls. I was in a similar situation a few months ago, took a few hours but glad I made the leap by clearing out clothes I hadn't worn in years - no need holding on to them.


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