I’m taking a little break from my “end of summer clutter busting day”. I have clicked around on Pinterest and some blogs to find sweet inspiration, and thankfully, it is in no short supply.
Here is a great article on conquering not only your closet, but your mindset of filling your closet.
Thanks to myworkbutterfly.com, and several other sites, I’m ready to make a quick third pass at pulling clothes out that will go to the resale site ThredUp. This pass has to be the ruthless one!
I should probably give a shoutout to the LMN channel as well. It’s been years, truly, since I’ve binged on the dramatics of “based on a true story” movies. I have to say, I have been pulled into the vortex as I sort, fold, hang and organize.
The benefits of a clutter busting day are as easy to list as it is hard to get motivated to begin. Once you get started, it is easy to move on to other closets, the fridge, bath vanities, etc.
- Inventory. When your closets are cluttered and your time is short, you may fall into the trap of purchasing a duplicate, wasting money and adding to the storage problem.
- Organizing eliminates the overwhelming crowded feeling of the mess. No more “ick” feeling every time you open the closet or cabinet that is stuffed full. Paring down those pairs of fuzzy socks, pajama sets and the items that just don’t fit right is absolutely freeing.
- Donating feels much better than flipping through a bunch of clothes and feeling like you have nothing to wear. That’s the pits, right?
- Pocket money. Selling your clothes or nonessentials brings the benefit of a little extra money. Dinner with a friend, rainy day savings, paying towards a bill. Whatever needs some attention most from an extra few dollars.
- The joy of a fresh and clean slate. Taking everything out of the closet/drawer/cabinet is the perfect time to spit shine the whole area. Dust, vacuum, or even better, put a new coat of paint on.
Now…. Back to work!